The Star Democrat

DYLAN DREYER

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Dylan Marie Dreyer was born on Aug. 2, 1981, in Manalapan, N.J. Her brother Mike is an Air Force veteran who lost his right leg below the knee in a constructi­on accident; he now plays with the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team. Their grandmothe­r, Doris Milke, was a winner on the original version of television’s “The Price Is Right” in 1963 – and Dylan also would play the game many years later in its current incarnatio­n.

A graduate of Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing, Dreyer developed a taste for doing forecasts by appearing on the school’s television and radio stations. She has been with NBC-affiliated operations throughout her broadcasti­ng career, starting as the weekend meteorolog­ist on WICU-TV in Erie, Pa, from 2003 to 2005. Then, she spent two years in the same Saturday-Sunday role at WJAR-TV in Providence, R.I.

In 2007, Dreyer moved to Boston’s WHDH-TV (then an NBC station as well), where she served as the weekday morning meteorolog­ist on the local program that preceded “Today.” She got the call to join the network in 2012, and though her primary responsibi­lity initially was to be on “Weekend Today” and “Sunday Today With Willie Geist” weather duty, she eventually became the co-host of the third hour of the weekday “Today” program.

Contributi­ng often to “NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt,” Dreyer traveled to Pyeongchan­g as part of the NBC News team that covered the 2018 Winter Olympics. A golf aficionado, she has reported on events in that sport as well, and also from the Kentucky Derby.

Dreyer landed her own NBC show with the weekend “Journey With Dylan Dreyer,” and after that ended, she segued into the nature-oriented “Earth Odyssey With Dylan Dreyer.” She also hosted the satellite-radio show “Off the Rails” with her “Today” colleagues Al Roker and Sheinelle Jones.

In 2012 – right around the time she joined NBC – Dreyer married Brian Fichera, who also was working at WHDH-TV when they met. They welcomed first son Calvin at the end of 2016, and second child Oliver was born this past January.

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