Weather girl charged over brawl with TV anchor

Publish Date
Saturday, 1 September 2018, 10:08AM

A meteorologist at a West Virginia TV station is accused of shoving a news anchor and fracturing her skull.

A criminal complaint says Chelsea Ambriz, 26, who works as an on-air forecaster for WSAZ-TV, shoved station anchor Erica Bivens on Sunday. She is charged with misdemeanor battery.

The complaint says Bivens suffered a ruptured ear drum and skull fracture in the fight.

The co-workers got into the brawl at a bar after Bivens thought Ambriz was hitting on her husband.

She confronted Ambriz, who became angry and allegedly shoved Bivens.

Ambriz, right, and Bivens is pictured left. Photo / Twitter

Ambriz is set to appear in court September 21.

It's unclear if she has a lawyer that can be contacted for comment.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reported Ambriz could face 'up to a year in jail and/or a fine of no more than $500' if she's found guilty.

Bivens shared on Facebook that she was now at home recovering from her injuries and "waiting for doctors to clear me so I can get back to work".