Jonathan worked at WETM from 2002 to 2005. He started as Weekend Meteorologist while still in his last semester at college, but within a year, was promoted Chief Meteorologist. He is now the Morning Meteorologist at WBFF-TV, the FOX affiliate in Baltimore, MD.
Back in 2002, Jonathan was wrapping up his meteorology studies for his B.S. degree at Penn State. During the summer of that year, he got the opportunity to pursue the career he’d dreamed of ever since he was a kid…he was offered a weathercaster position at WETM. In September 2002, he began working part-time while still in school, as Weekend Meteorologist. Upon graduation in January 2003, he became full-time and, with diligence and determination, was promoted to Chief Meteorologist by the end of that same year. With the promotion, he also became primary meteorologist on the then-new UPN 30 (now WETM-2) News @ 10. At only 22-years-old, it was an honor to have such an important and prestigious position.
For three years, Jonathan had the pleasure of presenting the forecast to some of the kindest and most down-to-earth people he's ever met, the people of the Twin Tiers. Another one of perks…he was also only a 3-hour drive down Route 17 from mom and dad in his hometown of Monroe, NY in Orange County.
In 2005, although certainly bittersweet, it became apparent, it was time for a new opportunity and a further drive up I-86. Jonathan accepted a position with WROC/WUHF the CBS/FOX Affiliate in Rochester, NY. There, he began delivering forecasts on weekends for both affiliates, and after just over a year, was promoted to Morning/Noon Meteorologist. In Western NY, he forecasted anything from severe thunderstorms to lake-effect snow.
Jonathan then stepped up to a new challenge at the beginning of 2008…forecasting tropical weather…and in one of the places known best for it: New Orleans. Through 2012, as the Noon and 5 PM Meteorologist at New Orleans’ CBS Affiliate, WWL-TV, he forecasted everything from hurricanes and tornadoes to damaging hail and flash flooding. Working in the Big Easy, post-Katrina, he saw the city through its share of tropical systems, disaster recovery and rebuilding, and even a 2010 Saints Super Bowl win. He also met his wife and had his son in New Orleans. Jonathan’s time in New Orleans was certainly a very special experience
After nearly five years in the Gulf South, it was time to come back home to the East Coast. In October 2012, Jonathan and his family moved to Baltimore where he currently serves as Morning Meteorologist at WBFF-TV, the FOX Affiliate.
Jonathan now has over ten years of experience in the field and holds both his Certified Broadcast Meteorologist and National Weather Association Seal. He credits his successes to the start he got in Elmira and the training, people, and encouragement at WETM. He looks fondly back at his time in the Twin Tiers and takes any opportunity he can to come back and visit. You can drop him a line anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org or check him out at http://www.foxbaltimore.com/.
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