Mariel Ruiz joined THV11’s weather team in June 2016. This Arlington, Texas native is excited to work in the Natural State!
Mariel is no stranger to Arkansas’ crazy weather! She grew up in nearby North Texas and previously worked in West Texas forecasting the wild weather. This Texan has seen her fair share of severe weather in studio and on the field.
She doesn’t remember a time when weather didn’t catch her attention and credits her dad for her fascination in weather, since they loved looking at storms together.
Meteorologist Mariel Ruiz received her Bachelors of Science in Atmospheric Sciences from Texas A&M University. While there, she was active in Texas Aggie Broadcasting and a member of the Texas Aggie Storm Chasers. Mariel is a member of the American Meteorological Society and has previously presented research at the annual conference. She has trained under well-known meteorologists in Texas and is excited to bring her expertise to Arkansas.
While not forecasting, you can find Mariel exploring a new hiking spot or revisiting an old trail. She is a huge Aggie fan, but promises not to cheer against the Hogs.