Rick DeLuca joined the NBC 40 Weather Team in March 2011.
Born and raised in Upstate New York, Rick developed a passion for the weather at a very young age. He recalls, "camping out" on the front porch to watch the severe thunderstorms charge through bringing the heavy downpours, gusty winds, hail, and the highly anticipated phenomenon...thunder and lightning!
Although now he realizes that it probably wasn't the safest past time, it was certainly his favorite.
In order to pursue his passion for weather, Rick attended The University at Albany. It was there he underwent extensive training during time in forecasting "boot camp."
The NBC affiliate in Albany, New York is where he harnessed those skills and is now thrilled to forecast and reside in beautiful South Jersey.
Rick enjoys working out, cooking, and traveling in his spare time, but he loves spending time with family and friends. Join Rick for your weather forecast weekday mornings on News Channel 40 NBC at 6am.