Nora Zimmett serves as senior vice president of content and programming for The Weather Channel (TWC) television network.
Nora oversees all aspects of TWC’s live and original programming and its world-renowned storm coverage. Nora is responsible for the overall editorial direction of the network. In 2017, TWC had its highest year of ratings since 2013, with a 9% year-over-year increase in viewers in the key demographic and 10% increase in overall viewers. In 2018, TWC was named the Harris Poll EquiTrend TV News Brand of the Year for the eighth consecutive year.
Nora joined The Weather Channel in September 2014 from CNN where most recently she served as co-creator and executive producer of both New Day Weekend and Smerconish. Prior to joining CNN, she held senior producer and producer roles at Bloomberg Television and Fox News Channel. Nora is an award-winning journalist and her many honors include an Emmy Award for her work on election coverage in 2012.
In 2017, Nora oversaw the delivery of the highest ratings in The Weather Channel’s history. In 2018, Fast Company named Nora to its "Most Creative People in Business," an exclusive group of influencers in business from across the economy and around the globe.
Nora got her start in television in 2003 when she joined the staff of Fox News Channel in the Los Angeles Bureau. She worked her way up to Producer and began covering stories all over the globe – from domestic disasters such as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, to international dramas like the civil war in Colombia and the gradual decline of the Venezuelan economy.
Nora graduated with honors from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in English.