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

  • Sunspots and Auroras

    Posted on: 8:47 pm, October 22, 2014, by

    We get a lot of great weather pictures every week, but this one is a little more unique than most!...
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    Sunspot Group AR 2192 (Photo Credit: Colin Giersberg of Athens took this photo around 4:40 pm on 10/21/14)
  • Solar Eclipse Viewing on Thursday Evening

    Posted on: 4:59 pm, October 21, 2014, by , updated on: 10:27am, October 22, 2014

    A partial solar eclipse occurs in the evening hours of Thursday, October 23, 2014, and the weather should be fine...
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  • Monday Night Fireball

    Posted on: 10:49 am, October 21, 2014, by , updated on: 11:01am, October 21, 2014

    Dr. Bill Cooke from NASA tells us that the bright green flash in the sky over Alabama and Tennessee last...
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  • New Outlook Upgrade?

    Posted on: 9:19 pm, October 20, 2014, by , updated on: 10:07pm, October 20, 2014

    The 39th National Weather Association Annual Conference kicked off Sunday morning at 8:30 PM MT in the Canyons Ballroom at the Salt Lake City Sheraton! Topics such as communication, SPC changes, social media, and even the debut of a new NWA seal were discussed!
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  • Hurricane Gonzalo Rolls Over Bermuda

    Posted on: 3:29 pm, October 17, 2014, by

    The strongest storm of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane season rumbles over Bermuda this evening with sustained winds over 120 MPH...
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  • A Hat Tip to the Sports Guys

    Posted on: 8:32 pm, October 16, 2014, by , updated on: 08:40pm, October 16, 2014

    Greg Screws always says “sports is a young man’s game.” Now I know why. I’ve got to tip my hat...
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    Ryan & Jason
  • A Return to Sunshine

    Posted on: 6:05 pm, October 15, 2014, by

    October is usually one of the driest months in this part of the country; in fact, the weather is usually...
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  • Confirmed Tornadoes from Monday’s Storms

    Posted on: 4:43 pm, October 14, 2014, by , updated on: 06:13pm, October 14, 2014

    The National Weather Service offices in Huntsville, Birmingham, and Nashville have been busy doing storm surveys today following Monday evening’s...
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  • BLOG: Storms calm, rainy and breezy today & cooler temps ahead

    Posted on: 3:42 pm, October 13, 2014, by , updated on: 10:44am, October 14, 2014

    The severe weather threat ends, but it stays rainy and breezy overnight into the day on Tuesday. This strong storm...
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  • Scattered Heavy Thunderstorms

    Posted on: 5:45 pm, October 10, 2014, by , updated on: 05:47pm, October 10, 2014

    There have been scattered heavy storms each day this week, and while some brought gusty winds, most of the “severe”...
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