Jeff Lawson Biography
Jeff Lawson is an American meteorologist working for 13News Now as the chief meteorologist. He joined the station in 1990 and has served the station for more than 3 decades. Previously, he worked for WTTG Fox 5 in Washington as a meteorologist for 3 years.
Jeff Lawson Education
Lawson attended Penn State University in 1976 after completing his high school education. When he finished his studies in 1980, he became a graduate and attained a Bachelor Of Science degree in Meteorology.
Jeff Lawson Career
Lawson works for 13News Now as the chief meteorologist. He joined the station in 1990 and has served the station for more than 3 decades. Previously, he worked for WTTG Fox 5 in Washington as a meteorologist for 3 years.
While growing up, he gathered hailstones and cut them in half to see how many trips they had made up and down in that specific thunderstorm. His love for the weather led him to Penn State University where he studied meteorology.
During his time at Penn State, he served the Campus Weather Service where he delivered forecasts for radio stations all over Pennsylvania. Among his most unforgettable forecasts was when emergency planners called to ask which regions to evacuate because of radiation fallout during the Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant meltdown
During summers and Christmas breaks, he served the NOAA where he worked alongside Dr. Vern Dvorak to create ways of sizing up the intensity of tropical systems from satellite pictures. After graduating college, he worked for private companies. At the private companies, he did forecasts for radio stations, ski resorts, and school systems. Also, he told TV weathercasters who were non-meteorologists what to say on television that night.
After serving WWBT in Richmond for 4 years, he went to work for Fox 5 in DC. Following his stints in Richmond and Washington, he met his wife who told him to apply for a position at 13News Now. For 43 years, he has continuously forecasted for Hampton Roads combining his time on TV and radio. He was elected Hampton Roads’ favorite meteorologist.
Lawson does all his forecasts and he believes his viewers get the more accurate forecasts as compared to other stations whose people have less or no training in meteorology and depend on the National Weather Service to tell them what to say. He hikes and cycles during his free time.
Jeff Lawson Age
Lawson likes to keep his personal life private and hence has not yet disclosed the year and month he was born. It is therefore not known when he celebrates his birthday. However, he might be in his 50s.
Jeff Lawson Height
Lawson stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 7 inches.
Jeff Lawson Family
Lawson has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Lawson has any siblings.
Jeff Lawson Wife
Lawson is a married man but has not revealed information regarding his wife. They have been married for more than 3 decades. The pair has three children, a grandchild, and three cats.
Jeff Lawson Net Worth
Lawson has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through being a meteorologist.
Jeff Lawson Salary
Lawson earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Is Jeff Lawson Retiring? (Jeff Lawson Health)
In October 2022, Lawson underwent surgery to remove 20% of the surface of his tongue which could affect his speech. This would be the second time that he underwent the surgery after undergoing the same surgery in 2017. He was diagnosed with leukoplakia or erythroplakia which had a 20% chance of turning into cancer.
Rumors and speculations of Lawson’s retirement might have surfaced as a result of the surgery that threatened to take his speech. He recuperated and is back at the station holding down his role of a chief meteorologist.
Further, Lawson has not commented on the issue of his retirement. However, we will update this information once it’s publicly available.
Jeff Lawson 13News Now
Lawson is working at 13News Now where he works alongside other famous anchors and reporters including;
- David Alan
- Angelique Arintok
- Brian Farrell
- Mike Gooding
- Dan Kennedy
- Bethany Reese
- Nicole Livas
- Alex Littlehales
- Janet Roach