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Belen De Leon recovering after minor surgery

5:02 PM, Jan 8, 2014   |    comments
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KUSA - 9NEWS meteorologist Belen De Leon says she is healing faster than her doctors said she would.

De Leon has been off the air for a couple of weeks following a minor procedure. She says she is still working on forecasting models and watching a lot of 9NEWS while waiting to be cleared to return to work.

"I'm very busy working on weather projects," she said. "I'm working on my American Meteorology Society seal."

The AMS certification is awarded to broadcast meteorologists who have a proven track record of forecasting and strong skills in atmospheric sciences. De Leon regularly forecasts on Saturday and Sunday mornings at 9NEWS.

She was surprised to learn this week that she is one of 17 top forecasters nominated as "America's Favorite Weather Forecaster"on

"That's so amazing and so humbling," De Leon said on Wednesday. "I would love to win but being named is pretty neat too."

You can vote for Belen HERE

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