Up Close and Personal with NBC 10's Sheena Parveen

PLUS: More information on this 2013’s Best of the Main Line & Western Suburbs Party.

Several weeks ago, when I mentioned Sheena Parveen to a few friends, the “oohs” and “ahhs” were immediate. Little did they know that we’d been flirting with the idea of putting the NBC 10 meteorologist on the cover of our annual Best of the Main Line and Western Suburbs issue.

Obviously, my informal bit of market research was flawed, as my polling sample was all male. To whatever degree, though, it does illustrate a point—that perhaps there is room for more than one weather darling in a region insurmountably smitten with a certain marathon-running blond bombshell from 6abc. (Hint: Her initials are “C.T.”)

Apparently, many of our readers feel the same way. In our online poll, Parveen was the clear winner for Best TV Weatherperson—and so, she graces the cover of our most anticipated issue of the year. A great sport throughout our 90-minute cover shoot at NBC 10’s Bala Cynwyd studios, Parveen happily accommodated the creative whims of MLT creative director Ingrid Lynch and photographer Carlos Alejandro. “She was just so down-to-earth, funny and personable,” says Lynch. “She made our job a breeze.”

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MLT's Ingrid Lynch readying Sheena Parveen for the camera.Utterly charming and nearly unflappable, the Florida transplant has embraced the Philadelphia region’s more hectic pace, and she’s settled quite comfortably into the station’s prime-time weather slot. For more on Parveen, click here. It’s part of an expanded Best of the Main Line and Western Suburbs package that also spotlights the area’s vibrant downtowns.

And don’t miss this year’s party at Drexelbrook Corporate Events Center on July 18. For tickets, click here.

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: Living Well editor Melissa Jacobs got a serious education in the fertility game during her months of research and interviews for “What to Expect When You’re Not Expecting.” “I understood the science of fertility medicine, but I didn’t know much about the emotional, physical and financial toll it can take,” she says. “I watched a relative and a close friend go through treatments, but I learned little about their journey, because they quickly stopped talking about it. There was shame, stress and then silence.”

Understandably, finding local couples to share the details of their reproductive hardships wasn’t easy. “Who wants to reveal their health issues, sex life and financial struggles?” poses Jacobs. “So, while the doctors are amazing, the real heroes are the three couples who told their stories bravely and honestly.”

Enjoy your summer.

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Our Best of the Main Line & Western Suburbs Party is July 25!