Audrey Puente (born March 3, 1970) is a meteorologist for WWOR-TV in New York City. She is the daughter of legendary Latin percussionist Tito Puente and the sister of musician Tito Puente, Jr. Puente succeeded WWOR veteran meteorologist Storm Field in January 2007 as the station’s main meteorologist. She is also the weekend evening meteorologist at WNYW-TV and the main fill-in meteorologist for the channel.
She previously provided weather forecasts for WCBS-TV’s Channel 2 News This Morning and CBS 2 News at Noon. On January 1, 2007 WCBS hired John Elliott to take her position. Before WCBS she worked as the weekend morning meteorologist for WNBC since 1999. In the mid-1990s, she was a meteorologist at WJCL and WTGS television in Savannah, Georgia. She also periodically filled in for Dave Price on CBS’s The Early Show whenever he is out.
Puente is a graduate of Syracuse University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Communication. She received her Masters of Science in Geosciences with an emphasis on meteorology from Mississippi State University.
Puente has been married to Jay Thompson since September 18, 2004. In an interview in summer 2010 she described having three children under five years old: daughter Santana born 2005, son Mateo Jay born 2007, and daughter Lola Jaye who was born August 2010. In the same article she mentioned having started a personal business producing apparel with decorative crystals.