Jason Frazer ’05

Alyssa Carvara

Jason Frazer ’05’s day starts while many of us are still asleep. As a meteorologist and the co-anchor of FOX Weather’s 6:00 a.m. show, he gets up at 3:00 a.m. to make sure viewers know what to expect from our ever-changing climate. Frazer, who calls himself a lifelong weather fan, has had a career full of twists and turns but says he wouldn’t have it any other way.

Frazer interned for CBS News and PIX11 while at the College but took a finance job after graduation. The political science major, however, felt called back to journalism and in 2008 he jumped back into reporting, working at stations up and down the East Coast. He later decided to make a third big career change and went back to school for meteorology, earning a certificate in 2019 from the Broadcast Meteorology Program at Mississippi State University. He became a meteorologist for Cleveland’s WKYC and, in 2021, took a plunge into the unknown to join FOX Weather, a first-of-its-kind, 24-hour digital streaming weather service. He became the face of the morning show when it launched in October 2021.

“I always approach weather from the perspective of making things applicable to people’s lives,” he says. “There is no greater feeling than when somebody says, ‘Wow, I now understand weather because I watched one of your forecasts!’”

From hurricanes to tornadoes, ice storms to blizzards, Frazer keeps viewers abreast of major events that might be heading their way. “I love my job,” Frazer says. “Every day, we’re trying to figure out ways we can explain what’s happening in the atmosphere and how it applies to your life.”

Anne-Ryan Sirju JRN’09