Meet Host Jason Nicholas

Award-winning Meteorologist Jason Nicholas is thrilled to host the multiple award-winning, Academic Challenge.  Jason grew up in nearby Medina and graduated from Medina High School.

Jason joined the Power of 5 Weather Team in June, 2006.  Before that, he spent more than two years at KRQE in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  At KRQE, his forecasts were recognized multiple times by the New Mexico Associated Press for excellence.  He spent nearly four years in West Virginia, working first at Huntington's WSAZ, followed by Charleston's WCHS. 

He is a graduate of Ohio University's prestigious E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and a proud lifetime Ohio Bobcat.  In addition, Jason studied meteorology at Mississippi State University and successfully completed its Broadcast Meteorology Program in 2004.

Jason became the first meteorologist in Cleveland to hold the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) seal.  He is both a professional member and holder of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Seal of Approval and the National Weather Association (NWS) Seal of Approval.

When he's not forecasting, you can bet Jason is taking advantage of his love of golf at one of our area's many great golf courses.  Raised in Medina, he also enjoys the ever-changing weather of Northeast Ohio, along with boating on Lake Erie.  Plus, being a Cleveland-area native, he is also a huge local sports fan.  He rarely misses watching a Cavaliers, Indians or Browns game.

You can email Jason at nicholas@newsnet5.com .

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