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

  • Valleywx.com: Coldest Air Yet Next Week?

    Posted on: 4:08 pm, January 23, 2014, by

    It is far from a guarantee, but the coldest weather we have seen since 1985 or even 1966 is a...
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  • Dangerously Cold Temperatures Return

    Posted on: 3:14 pm, January 22, 2014, by

    TENNESSEE VALLEY (WHNT) - The cold just won’t quit. Temperatures plunged into the single digits and teens this morning. It will...
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  • Valleywx.com: Arctic Takeover Coming Our Way

    Posted on: 4:58 pm, January 2, 2014, by

    TENNESSEE VALLEY (WHNT) – This first Arctic plunge of 2014 has been impressive, but it gets even colder than this!...
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  • Valleywx.com: Significant Severe Weather Threat Developing

    Posted on: 1:38 pm, December 20, 2013, by , updated on: 08:06am, December 21, 2013

    A significant severe weather threat is developing today and tonight to our west, and it will have an impact on...
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  • Valleywx.com: Afternoon Update on Rain, Cold and Snow

    Posted on: 3:29 pm, November 26, 2013, by

    It’s been a very wet, cold day around here! Rainfall totals over the past 24 hours (through 3 PM) look...
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  • Valleywx.com: A Cold, Wet Mess Followed by Light Snow

    Posted on: 5:05 pm, November 25, 2013, by

    This is one of those forecasts in which you’ll find the devil in the details! There are some key things...
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  • Football Friday Weather: A Damp Night for Playoff Games

    Posted on: 4:08 pm, November 22, 2013, by

    Tonight will not be a pretty, comfortable night for football like some we have had this Fall; in fact, expect...
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  • Valleywx.com: Ladybugs, Kudzu Bugs Swarming (Photos Included)

    Posted on: 3:42 pm, October 29, 2013, by and , updated on: 04:55pm, October 29, 2013

    We’ve had several phone calls, emails and tweets about all the ladybugs swarming around the Valley today. We spoke with...
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  • Valleywx.com: Freeze Warning in Effect

    Posted on: 2:31 pm, October 24, 2013, by

    The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning for much of middle Tennessee and part of north Alabama for...
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  • Valleywx.com: Wooly Worms & Winter Weather

    Posted on: 2:41 pm, October 23, 2013, by

    Ahhh… the wooly worm. It’s amazing how a creature that is neither “worm” nor “wooly” can have so much to...
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  • Valleywx.com: Slow-Moving, Heavy Thunderstorms Through This Evening

    Posted on: 4:31 pm, August 8, 2013, by

    (WHNT) – Slow-moving, heavy thunderstorms are rumbling through the Tennessee Valley; they are moving east at around 10 to 20...
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  • 50 Years of WHNT Weather

    Posted on: 4:34 pm, June 17, 2013, by , updated on: 01:30pm, July 8, 2013

    TENNESSEE VALLEY (WHNT) – Modern-day meteorology was in its infancy when WHNT signed on the air in 1963, and it’s...
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    Taken from top of Highland Medical Center in Scottsboro, AL. (Photo: Stacey Burton)