Jonathan worked at WETM from 2002 to 2005. He started, while still in college, as Weekend Meteorologist, and within a year rose through the ranks to become Chief Meteorologist. He now is the Noon & 5 PM Meteorologist at WWL, the CBS affiliate in New Orleans.
Back in 2002, Jonathan was wrapping up his studies for his B.S. in Meteorology at Penn State. In the summer of that year, he got the opportunity of a lifetime, an offer to work at WETM. In September 2002, he began his work, part-time, as Weekend Meteorologist. Upon graduation in January 2003, he became full-time and, with hard work and determination, was promoted up to Chief Meteorologist by the end of that same year. At only 22-years-old, it was really quite an honor to have a position of such prestige and importance. As a part of his duties, he also was the primary meteorologist on the-then-new UPN 30 News @ 10.
For three years, Jonathan had the pleasure of forecasting and delivering some of the most interesting weather to some of the kindest and most down-to-earth folks he's ever met, the people of the Twin Tiers. Also, the best part: he was only a few-hours-drive from his hometown and family right down Route 17 in Monroe, NY in Orange County!
In 2005, although bittersweet, it became apparent, it was time to fly. 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 through the end of 2007.
From here, Jonathan stepped up to tropical weather forecasting, in one of the places known best for it... New Orleans. He's been working there since 2008, forecasting everything from hurricanes and tornadoes to damaging hail and flash flooding. Working in the city, post-Katrina, and seeing it through several tropical storms, the rebuilding of a community, and even a Saints Super Bowl win, has made for a very special experience. He also met his wife in New Orleans, who also is a television meteorologist, as well, on another affiliate in the city.
Jonathan now has almost ten years of rich experience in the field and holds both his Certified Broadcast Meteorologist and National Weather Association Seals, but he credits all of it to the training, people, and encouragement at WETM. He looks fondly back at his days 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.wwltv.com/weather.