Kevin Jeanes - Tucson News Now

Kevin Jeanes

I was born in Naperville, IL and grew up outside of Chicago until I moved a few hours south to attend Eastern Illinois University.  I've always loved science and weather, but never thought I would make a career out of it until I got to college.  I fell into a couple of amazing programs with a great mentor, where I was able to start forecasting and presenting the weather as a teenager.  I worked at an EMMY award winning station (WEIU-TV) for four years in Charleston, IL; where I was nationally recognized three consecutive years at the NAB conference in Las Vegas.

From there I went on to work at WWBT in Richmond, VA for three-and-a-half years. While the thunderstorms and tornadoes weren't as intense as the Midwest, I got to experience a whole range of forecasting. One of the most memorable weeks there was covering Hurricane Irene shortly after a 5.8 magnitude earthquake and a massive swamp fire.  I've covered tornadoes, blizzards, hurricanes, severe storms, flash floods and even a crazy "derecho" event. 

I've worked on a lot of great side projects, including an eight-episode documentary that aired on PBS. I'm an amateur photographer, editor and musician, so you may find me hiking around Arizona with a camera or guitar. 

I'm very excited to join KOLDs team of meteorologists in January 2014.

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