Johanna Wagstaffe

Johanna Wagstaffe is the on-air meteorologist, seismologist and scientist for CBC VANCOUVER NEWS and CBC NEWS NETWORK. She has been covering national and international weather stories for the CBC News: Weather Centre since the summer of 2007.

Wagstaffe's strong background in seismology and earth science has led her to cover major seismic events, space missions and the Copenhagen and Paris Climate Change conference. She has hosted two award-winning CBC Vancouver podcasts: Fault Lines, 2050: Degrees of Change and continues to work on various CBC original podcast projects.

She is a vital resource for CBC and provides expert insight into breaking weather stories, as well as providing context to weather patterns and science stories in her “Science Smart” series.  You can catch 'Science Smart’ on CBC’s Our Vancouver and online.

She graduated with an honours degree in geophysics from The University of Western Ontario. She was first exposed to weather forecasting as a summer intern at the Environment Canada Severe Weather Centre, then obtained her post-graduate meteorology certificate from York University. She first joined CBC Vancouver News and CBC News Now as the on-camera meteorologist in Fall 2012.

Outside of work, Wagstaffe enjoys running, teaching children about weather and science and flying. She got her pilot's license when she was 17 years old and still flies with her father in a 1943 Aeronca on the weekends.

Johanna Wagstaffe

Role

Meteorologist

Johanna Wagstaffe

Role

Meteorologist