Frances Peyton joined 13News Now's team of meteorologists in 2022.
She's a native of northern Virginia and attended Virginia Tech, where she was part of the College of Natural Resources and Environment's Meteorology Class of 2016. While a student there, she also participated in the women's varsity tennis program all 4 years.
Frances started her broadcast meteorology career in Bluefield, West Virginia, forecasting and reporting in the mountains of southern West Virginia and southwestern Virginia for WVVA. From there, she became the morning and noon meteorologist for WHSV in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Located in the Shenandoah Valley, she was able to cover everything from snow, ice, fire danger and severe thunderstorms to the classic beautiful day in the valley.
After spending the past 3 years in Richmond covering weather patterns similar to ours in Hampton Roads, Frances is excited for the next step in her career at 13News Now, taking on the challenge that the coast plays in our weather.
When Frances isn't forecasting or on-air, you can catch her running, biking, playing pickleball and tennis around town. Sometimes you might find her on a hike or a long walk with her West Virginia rescue beagle-mutt, Kensie.