Starting at a very young age, Jon has had a strong passion for everything weather. Born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Jon started storm chasing with his dad even before he could drive a car. After chasing professionally for several years, Jon has traveled many miles throughout the plains and has seen all types of severe weather including over 50 tornadoes, first hand. Jon’s compelling coverage and footage of severe storms has gained him world-wide attention through many national television networks in recent years.
Jon graduated from the University of Oklahoma in Norman where he studied broadcasting, weather and climate. Jon is also furthering his operational meteorology education through Mississippi State’s distance learning program. Throughout college, Jon was a weathercaster for OU’s live college newscast, OU Nightly. During that time, Jon won several national awards for collegiate TV Weathercasting from the Broadcast Education Association and was also the first OU student to give a forecast on the jumbotron just before a football game. He has also been a meteorology intern at KFOR in Oklahoma City and WFAA in Dallas. Jon first began working as a freelance meteorologist at KTUL in Tulsa, Oklahoma then at KOKH in Oklahoma City where he covered many notable severe weather outbreaks and gained valuable forecasting experience in one of the most challenging weather environments. After experiencing nature’s fury up close, Jon has gained a special commitment to keep everyone safe and warned when dealing with severe weather. Jon joined the Doppler 10 Weather Team in December 2013 and is very excited to be forecasting weather and tracking storms in central Texas!
Jon is also a licensed amateur radio operator and while not looking at the weather, he enjoys playing guitar, hitting up a round of golf, fishing, hunting and spending time with family and friends.
Jon is a member of the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society.