Who is Dylan Dreyer?
A meteorologist and anchor, who rose to fame working for the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) News, Dylan Marie Dreyer was born under the zodiac sign of Leo on 2 August 1981, in Manalapan Township, New Jersey USA; thus she holds American nationality although she comes from a family of German descent.
Dylan traced her family’s history back to her great-great-great-grandmother, Sabina Hugle, who came to the US in the early 1800s. With the help of Ancestry, Dylan found out that much of Sabina’s life took place not too far from where she now lives.
If you ever wanted to know more interesting things about Dylan’s life and career, you are in the right place.
Early life and education
Dylan was raised in her hometown by her parents, Jim and Linda, whose occupations Dylan hasn’t revealed, and she also hasn’t spoken about having any siblings, it’s assumed that she was raised as an only child.
Dylan dreamed of becoming a TV reporter from an early age, and credits her mother for her big break as an on-air meteorologist. In one of her interviews, she said: ‘I’ll never forget when I got the call from Erie, Pennsylvania, to come out for an interview. It (was) an 8-hour drive but my mom got behind the wheel. It was my first job on TV, and I wouldn’t have gotten it if it wasn’t for my mom giving me that ride.’
Speaking of her educational background, she attended Manalapan High School, and upon matriculating in 1999, enrolled at Rutgers University, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in meteorology in 2003.
During her days at college, Dylan briefly interned at WeatherWorks, a private consulting company based in Hackettstown, New Jersey.
From 2003 until 2005, Dylan served as the weekend meteorologist at WICU-TW, the NBC affiliate in Erie, Pennsylvania, and then from 2005 until 2007, she was the weekend meteorologist at the NBC affiliate WJAR-TV, in Providence, Rhode Island.
In the following year, she was named Boston’s Best Meteorologist by Bostonian magazine, Improper.
The team that puts together @nbcearthodyssey is incredible and it’s an honor to be a part of this award winning show!! Hope you’ll keep watching Saturday mornings on @nbc!!! #themoreyouknow pic.twitter.com/dMGKN7Sw68
— Dylan Dreyer (@DylanDreyerNBC) May 24, 2019
From 2007 until 2012, Dylan was the weekday morning meteorologist on WHDH-TV’s show “Today”, in Boston, Massachusetts, prior to her job at NBC News.
Dylan is currently co-hosting the “Third Hour” alongside Craig Melvin, Al Roker, and Sheinelle Jones, and she also serves as a weekday weather correspondent for “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt”. Her last day on “Weekend Today” was on 29 January 2022.
During her career on NBC News, Dylan has reported live from some of the worst storm areas, including the North American polar vortex in 2014, Boston’s record-breaking snowfall in 2015, and Hurricane Harvey in 2017.
Love life and husband
Dylan hasn’t been the subject of any rumors and controversies concerning both her love life and her sexual orientation – it’s widely known that she’s a married woman.
She met her future husband, Brian Fichera, while they were both working the morning shift at WHDH, starting as friends. Dylan said that he used to call her different names such as ‘D Money’ and ‘Doug Funny’, and that she’s never even been saved on his ‘phone as Dylan.
Brian Fichera is a cameraman and producer from Easton, Massachusetts, who also works for NBC, beginning a year after Dylan. The funny thing is that Dylan thought that his name was Tom, so that became their intern joke, calling each other different names.
Eventually, working shifts of long hours together, the two started dating, became engaged in July 2011, and then married in 2012. On their wedding website, Dylan said about her husband that his personality is so laid-back and pleasant, adding that he always makes people laugh and smile, and that he’s the kind of person everyone wants to be around.
On 17 December 2016, Dylan gave birth to their first child, a son they named Calvin, second son Oliver was born on 2 January 2020, and third son Russell James on 29 September 2021.
After she left “TODAY”, Dylan shared: ‘This job can get crazy especially when we’re traveling and we’re busy, but it’s so important to make time for family too. These boys are my whole life, and Brian and I, we love being a team on weekends’, adding that they enjoy spending their time with their sons and having as much fun as they can.
As of August 2022, the family of five lives in their residence in New York City,
Dylan is active on social media platforms such as Instagram – her account has been followed by over 750,000 people, and she’s posted over 1,500 photos, mostly featuring her work and everyday life, and dozens of her family.
Dylan also has a Twitter account, established in April 2009, which today is being followed by over 300,000 people – she’s tweeted over 15,000 times.
She also has an official Facebook page, which has amassed nearly 125,000 fans.
Hobbies and other interests
Besides her work as a meteorologist, Dylan is the host of NBC’s educational nature program, “Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer”, which is airing on “The More You Know” block of programming on NBC.
During her high school days, Dylan was into sports, and played softball – in 2019, she took “Today” viewers to her hometown, and reconnected with her old softball coach, who had nothing but praise for Dylan.
Dylan revealed that she was a big fan of the series “Beverly Hills, 90210”, and that her first celebrity crush was Jason Priestley, who portrayed Brandon Walsh; when she had an interview with him, she had Jason autograph her old VHS tapes.
Age, height, and net worth
Dylan’s age is 40, and has blonde hair and blue eyes; she weighs around 130lbs (59kgs) and is 5ft 3ins (1.6m) tall, with vital statistics of 34-25-35.
According to sources, Dylan has a yearly salary of over $300,000, and as of August 2022, her net worth has been estimated at over $5 million.