John joined the WHSV team in January 2021 as the Daybreak meteorologist, which you can catch every weekday morning from 5-7am. He also does the weather forecast for the WHSV News at Noon show.
He is a math teacher turned meteorologist. John previously taught mathematics for nearly 10 years, 3 of which he spent locally at Stuarts Draft High School and 6 at Turner Ashby High School. But in 2020, John decided to go after his true passion of broadcast meteorology.
John and his family have lived in the Shenandoah Valley since 2012, and they absolutely love the area. John's wife, Alexis, works as a Professor at James Madison University in the Mathematics and Statistics Department, and they have one energetic and fun son who keeps them plenty busy when they aren't working.
John grew up in Raleigh, NC, and he loved to watch Greg Fishel on WRAL give his weather forecasts every evening with his family. Some weather highlights growing up that had an impact on John included riding out Hurricane Fran in 1996 in his home as the center of the storm came directly overhead in the overnight hours, the monster snowstorm of January 2000 where nearly 2 feet of snow canceled school for 2 weeks, and catching sight of two waterspouts while at the beach on two different occasions. John graduated from Virginia Tech in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Masters in Education. Most recently, he is finishing up his Certificate in Weather Forecasting from Penn State University.
With what little free time John has, he loves to spend it with his family playing outside or watching The Office. He is a diehard fan of the Carolina Hurricanes hockey team, known as a "Caniac", and he also loves to cheer on the Hokies in football and college basketball.