Jeff Lawson Profile
Jeff Lawson is an American Chief Meteorologist working for 13News Now. He joined the station in August 1990 and manages the 13news Now meteorology department.
Jeff Lawson Education
Lawson attended Penn State University to pursue his career. In 1980, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology. While studying, he served the Campus Weather Service and provided forecasts for radio stations throughout Pennsylvania.
The emergency planners called asking which areas to evacuate because of the radiation fallout. They handled the Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant meltdown. To Lawson, this was a memorable forecast.
Jeff Lawson Career
Lawson is a Chief Meteorologist at 13News Now. He joined the station in August 1990, he has served 13News Now for over 25 years as a chief meteorologist. Lawson was confused when choosing his career whether a chemical engineer or a meteorologist. In Virginia, there was no school that had Meteorology as a major, so he applied to Penn State. If the university turned him down, he planned to attend Virginia Tech and major in Chemical Engineering.
During the Christmas and summer breaks, he worked for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. While there, he developed methods of estimating the strength of tropical systems from satellite pictures alongside Dr. Vern Dvorak. The National Hurricane Center uses those methods to estimate how strong tropical systems are when they are in between recon flights or are too far away to be accessed by hurricane hunter aircraft.
Upon graduation, he worked for Accu-Weather. While there, he use to call non-meteorologists weathercasters, to tell them what to say on television that night. In addition, he also forecasted for municipalities, ski resorts, and power companies.
Quick Facts About Lawson
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
After a period of time, he left Accu-Weather for WeatherCenter. While there, he forecasted weather for radio stations across North America, The Boston Globe, and also Exxon’s offshore oil rigs.
He began his career job as a meteorologist at WWBT/NBC12 Raycom Media in Richmond for four years. He also worked as a weekend meteorologist at WTTG, the FOX station in Washington, D.C.
Lawson says that he does his own forecasting without looking at any other person’s forecast. He believes that his audience gets forecasts that are more accurate and different from other stations where people have little or no training in Meteorology and rely primarily on the National Weather Service to tell them what to say. During his leisure time, he likes cycling as well as hiking.
Jeff Lawson Age
Lawson’s age is not known for he has managed to keep his personal life private. It is therefore not known how old he is or when he celebrates his birthday. However, he might be in his 60s.
Jeff Lawson Height
Lawson stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 10 inches tall.
Jeff Lawson Family
Information regarding his parents and siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Jeff Lawson Wife
Lawson is married to his beautiful wife, the world’s greatest woman. They have been together for almost 3 decades, they met in Washington. The two have three children and a cat. His wife grew up in Virginia Beach. He is the one who convinced Lawson to apply for at 13News Now. When you combine his working time on the radio and on TV, he has been forecasting continuously for Hampton Roads for more than 39 years, longer than any meteorologist in the history of the area.
Jeff Lawson Salary
Being one of the top journalists for 13News Now Lawson earns an annual salary ranging between $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Jeff Lawson Net Worth
Lawson has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a Chief meteorologist.