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METEOROLOGIST  ROB  JONES

 

                                                      Rob Jones 

www.BroadcastMeteorologist.com

786.250.CANE  •  RobJones@BroadcastMeteorologist.com

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Weekend AM & PM Meteorologist - WPBF-TV 25 News, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, 2012
Anchored and produced weather for all weekend newscasts including weathercasts for 3 hours of morning news plus GMA cut-ins and 2 evening newscasts per day.  Filled-in other days as needed.

Weeknight Meteorologist - WTVY-TV News 4, Dothan, Alabama, 2012
Anchored and produced weather for all weeknight newscasts while graphically animating the weather story telling process.  Advocated for station severe/tropical weather plans.  Presented long-form severe weather coverage.  Transitioned graphics for HD conversion. Updated the website, blog, social media, telephone weather lines, and text message forecasts.

Senior Research Assistant - University of Miami – RSMAS, Miami, Florida, (non-continuous) 1999 - 2010
Analyzed meteorological data for the Explorer of the Seas project.  Evaluated All-Sky camera images and plotted data.

Part-time Meteorologist - WTSP-TV 10 News, St. Petersburg, Florida, 2008 – 2009
Anchored and produced weather for weekend morning newscasts while filling-in for weekday morning and noon newscasts.  Provided weathercasts for the digital weather sub-channel, updated blog style web forecasts, text alerts, and provided Tampa Bay area radio forecasts.

Evening Meteorologist - NBC WeatherPlus (National HQ), Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 2008
Anchored and produced weather on national broadcasts for the NBC WeatherPlus digital weather channel.  Delivered live-breaking and scripted weather news reports.

Morning Meteorologist - WFOR-TV CBS4, Miami, Florida, 2006 - 2007
Anchored and produced weather for WFOR and WTVX (West Palm Beach) from 6 – 9am while filling-in on noon and weekend morning newscasts.  Produced weather for evening newscasts.

EDUCATION

University of Miami - Coral Gables, Florida, Bachelor of Arts - Geography and Meteorology

Mississippi State University - Starkville, Mississippi, Bachelor of Science - Broadcast Meteorology

SKILLS/ETCETERA

WSI Weather Products including TVI and ShowFX, Weather Central Live, ESP Live Radar, Baron’s FasTrack Radar, Microsoft Programs, Full Member of the AMS, Member of the NWA, and proficient in Spanish.

PUBLICATIONS

Norcross, Bryan, 2006:  Hurricane Almanac 2006 (Assisted in research and fact-checking for historical, scientific, practical, and other hurricane related information and data)

Key E.L., P.J. Minnett, R.A. Jones, 2004: Cloud distributions over the coastal Arctic Ocean: surface based and satellite observations.  Atmospheric Research, Volume 72, Pages 57-88

PRESENTATIONS/POSTERS

Szczodrak M., P.J. Minnett, K.A. Maillet, R.A. Jones, Comparative Measurements of Atmospheric Water Vapor Over the Oceans.  AGU Ocean Sciences, Portland, Oregon, Jan 26-30, 2004.

Key, E.L., P.J. Minnett, R.A. Jones, Cloud Modulation of Surface Radiative Heating Over Arctic Continental Shelves.  AGU Ocean Sciences, Portland, Oregon, Jan 26-30, 2004.

Key, E.L., P.J. Minnett, R.A. Jones, Cloud Retrievals in the Vicinity of Arctic Polynyas and Leads.  IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS'04), Anchorage, AK, Sep 20-24, 2004.  (2nd place prize for Best Student Paper Competition.)

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Key, E.L., P.J. Minnett, Implications of shortwave cloud forcing and feedbacks in the Southern OceanAnnals of Glaciology, Volume 44, Issue 1, p.15-22

Key, E.L., P.J. Minnett, Estimating Polynya Cloudiness. Gayana 68(2) supl. t.I. Proc. : 311-316, 2004

CONFERENCES

NWA Annual Meeting (2011), Florida Governor’s Hurricane Conference (2009/2010), AMS Conference on Broadcast Meteorology (2004/2010), Bahamas Hurricane Conference
(2005/2007/2008), National Hurricane Conference (2004/2005/2006), Southeast Severe Storms Symposium (2005)