Jason Simpson

Jason Simpson is WHNT News 19’s Chief Meteorologist. He joined our team in January 2012.

Raised in Holly Pond, Jason is no stranger to the Tennessee Valley. Prior to joining WHNT News 19, he served as the morning meteorologist at ABC 33/40 in Birmingham, working alongside longtime Chief Meteorologist James Spann from 2004 to 2011. Simpson actually began his career while still in college, interning at ABC 33/40 as well. After college, he worked at WTOK-TV in Meridian, Mississippi, where he was Chief Meteorologist.

Jason was awarded the American Meteorological Society's Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal for excellence in television weather in 2007. Simpson graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in Broadcast Meteorology.

Jason has covered many weather events from hurricanes to tornadoes and blizzards. Jason was on the air April 27, 2011 and saw firsthand the magnitude of the destruction in different parts of Alabama. After the storm he took action, volunteering in devastated areas to help people rebuild and where he couldn’t go, he sent supplies.

A staunch advocate for science education in the classroom, Jason has been instrumental in building curriculum for elementary and middle school science classes through the "ABC's of Weather" series that he produced for the Alabama Math Science and Technology Initiative.

Jason and his wife Lacey have two beautiful children: Walt (born in 2011) and Shelby (born in 2013).

Recent Articles

  • Kate Duncan Smith DAR School Kidcam!

    Posted on: 6:20 pm, October 1, 2014, by

    This has been a busy Fall so far for school visits! Jake Reed and I hit the road for a...
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  • Snow, Hail in Colorado Signs of Change for Alabama and Tennessee

    Posted on: 9:58 pm, September 29, 2014, by

    It’s been a heck of a weather day out west. Check out some of the hail and snow videos and...
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    The blue areas out west move east; that's a strong trough that brings much cooler air this way by the weekend
  • Stevenson Kidcam!

    Posted on: 6:26 pm, September 29, 2014, by

    My trip to Stevenson has been a long time coming! Mrs. Annie Johnson had invited me back in the Spring...
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  • Tuesday evening fireball was one of four in the U.S.

    Posted on: 9:45 pm, September 23, 2014, by and , updated on: 12:04pm, September 24, 2014

    Mobile users: See the video on YouTube. We got a lot of facebook messages and tweets Tuesday night about a...
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  • “Above Normal” Has a Different Meaning This Time of Year

    Posted on: 3:16 pm, September 23, 2014, by

    A map like this one in August or early September has a totally different meaning than late September and early...
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  • If It Didn’t Happen at My House…

    Posted on: 9:59 pm, September 12, 2014, by

    From the mailbag today: Where was all the heavy rain that was predicted? The weather department really needs to stop...
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    Rainfall from Thursday morning to Friday evening (September 11-12, 2014)
  • West Limestone 6th Grade Kidcam!

    Posted on: 8:33 pm, September 12, 2014, by

    This was the third time in the past three years I’ve had the pleasure of visiting the West Limestone Sixth...
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  • Tropical Storm Edouard Develops

    Posted on: 9:39 pm, September 11, 2014, by

    BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM EDOUARD ADVISORY NUMBER 3 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL062014 1100 PM AST THU SEP 11...
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  • Flash Flooding and Heavy Thunderstorms

    Posted on: 2:25 pm, September 11, 2014, by , updated on: 03:40pm, September 11, 2014

    3:40 PM Update: “336 PM CDT THU SEP 11 2014 …THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR WEST CENTRAL MADISON AND EAST...
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  • Locally-Heavy Downpours on Thursday

    Posted on: 9:02 pm, September 10, 2014, by

    So there’s a strong cold front coming. You might have heard about it already, but the weather change won’t be...
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