Jonathan Weant

POSTED: 2:51 PM Sep 03 2013   UPDATED: 4:40 PM May 26 2014

Jonathan joined the WCTI StormTrack 12 team in August 2013 as the weekend morning meteorologist and weekday reporter.

Jonathan grew up in High Point, N.C., and is excited to be back at home in the great state of North Carolina.

Like most meteorologists, Jonathan knew exactly what he wanted to be at the age of 6.  When Jonathan was in the sixth grade, he became a "Van's Weather kid" for the FOX8 station in High Point.

Jonathan received his bachelor of science in meteorology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. After college, Jonathan moved to Lubbock, Texas, where he worked at KCBD-11 as the morning associate producer and filled in for weather.

From there, Jonathan moved to southern Texas, near the Mexico border, and became the weekend meteorologist and weekday reporter for KGBT-Action 4 News. There, he covered a wide range of weather events.

After spending a few years in southern Texas, he became the morning meteorologist at WABG ABC 6 in Greenville, Miss.

When not on the air, you will typically find Jonathan running through downtown New Bern or at the gym. Jonathan also likes to cook, so if you have any good recipes for him or news stories, feel free to send him a message.


Jonathan's Most Recent Stories

Tropical Storm Cristobal

Cristobal Now at Hurricane Strength

Cristobal upgraded to hurricane strength late Monday night.

Bertha weakens to tropical storm

Bertha downgrades to tropical storm

Tropical Storm Bertha continues to spin out in the Atlantic. However, Bertha is being torn apart by high wind shear thanks to a stalled-out frontal boundary off the coast of North Carolina.

Bertha becomes 2nd named hurricane of the season

Hurricane Bertha has formed in the Atlantic off the U.S. East Coast but isn't expected to be a threat to land.

Flood Watch remains in effect for Eastern Carolina

All counties in our area are under a FLOOD WATCH until 8 p.m. Monday.

Tropical Storm Bertha to become Hurricane

Bertha is moving toward the north near 16 mph and this general motion is expected to continue today, followed by a gradual turn toward the north-northeast and northeast during the next 48 hours.

Church Repairs

Seeds Ministry helps rebuild church steeple and community

Saint John Missionary Baptist church in New Bern is the community's third oldest church.

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Program matches runners with special-needs children

"I Run 4" is a program in which runners are matched up with those who have special needs. It's an effort to create a whole new level of motivation for everyone involved.

Local teenager suffers brain damage after heart attack

Heart attack leaves local teen with brain damage

He’s described as an outgoing person, full of life, full of energy and laughter.

But on May 19th, 2013, 15-year-old Elis Ray Tripp’s life would change forever.

Severe Weather Danager

Strong to severe storms possible across Eastern North Carolina Saturday

An area of low pressure will track along a stalled out frontal boundary draped over the area will lead to scattered showers and thunderstorm this afternoon. 

Lightning strikes local Doppler radar

A bolt of lightning struck dangerously close to the base of the Doppler radar located at the National Weather Service weather forecasting office in Newport, damaging several hundred pounds of equipment.

Getting pets ready now for hurricane season

Preparing your pets for hurricane season

A hurricane preparedness plan is important for residents of any coastal region, however, humans aren't the only ones who need to be prepared.

sea animals and hurricanes

Sea animals may provide help in forecasting hurricanes

When it comes to forecasting hurricanes, vital data information is important.