Jason Dunning joined the First Alert Storm Team in 2011 and is the meteorologist for Southwest Florida’s #1 rated morning news, NBC 2 News TODAY.
Jason is a Florida native, growing up in the small town of Palatka along the St. Johns River in northeast Florida.
Jason fell in love with weather at a very young age. When he was in middle school, Jason used his mom’s video camera to tape his own weather segments, featuring hand drawn maps and screenshots from the Weather Channel. After rounding up a few other neighborhood kids to record news and sports, he would deliver copies of the “Neighborhood News” to every house on the block.
Jason’s passion for broadcasting and meteorology led him to the University of Florida where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunication.
Jason then studied meteorology at Mississippi State University and received his Master’s Degree in 2009.
Before moving to back to Florida, Jason worked as the morning and noon meteorologist at WCBI-TV in Columbus, Mississippi. During his last week on the job in Columbus, Jason covered the historic tornado disaster of April 27, 2011, a day he’ll never forget.
When Jason is not working in the First Alert Storm Tracking Center, he enjoys running, working out, and exploring all that Southwest Florida has to offer. He especially loves fishing and being close to the water.
Jason is also an avid college football fan. On football Saturdays in the fall, you can probably find him somewhere cheering on his Florida Gators!
Jason has the seal of approval from the National Weather Association and can be seen on NBC2 weekday mornings.
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