John Patrick (meteorologist) Biography
John Patrick (meteorologist) is the Chief Meteorologist at WZVN-TV in Fort Myers, Florida. John delivers the forecast weekday evenings on
ABC7 News at 6 pm, 7 pm & 11 pm. Prior to officially being named Chief Meteorologist on August 5, 2011, John was the meteorologist on ABC7 Morning News and ABC7 News at 9 am from April 4, 2005, through April 6, 2011, when John moved to the evening newscasts on a trial basis.
“JP,” as he is commonly known on TV, was part of the team of eight meteorologists that provided around-the-clock coverage of landfalling Hurricane Wilma in October 2005 that was simulcast on WZVN and WBBH. This coverage won the Waterman Broadcasting Team a First Place Florida Associated Press Award.
John Patrick (meteorologist) Age
John Patrick Meteorologist (born April 16, 1974) is the Chief Meteorologist at WZVN-TV in Fort Myers, Florida.
John Patrick (meteorologist) Family
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John Patrick (meteorologist) Education
He graduated from the Broadcast Meteorology Program at Mississippi State University in 2002 and holds the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal from the American Meteorological Society, as well as the Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association. JP was the first TV meteorologist in Southwest Florida to hold both seals.
John Patrick (meteorologist) Career
John was the meteorologist on ABC7 Morning News and ABC7 News at 9am from April 4, 2005 through April 6, 2011, when John moved to the evening newscasts on a trial basis.”JP,” as he is commonly known on TV, was part of the team of eight meteorologists that provided around-the-clock coverage of landfalling Hurricane Wilma in October 2005 that was simulcast on WZVN and WBBH. This coverage won the Waterman Broadcasting Team a First Place Florida Associated Press Award. In 2007 and 2014, John won a Second Place Florida Associated Press Award for Best Weathercast in a Medium-Sized Television Market.
In Florida, the Medium Sized TV Markets include Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, Pensacola, And Fort Myers. Then, in 2008, John won a First Place Florida Associated Press Award for Best Weathercast. John worked alongside his WBBH brethren again on a simulcast during the landfall of Tropical Storm Fay in August 2008. John was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2008 for Best Weathercast and in 2009 in the On-Air Talent/Weather Anchor category. Again in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015 John won the First Place Associated Press Award for Best Weathercast.
Under John’s leadership, the StormWarn7 weather forecast on WZVN-TV is certified for 2015 as “Southwest Florida’s Most Accurate Weather Forecast” by WeatheRate, an Independent Research Company based in Phoenix, Arizona. This marks the second year in a row that WZVN is certified as the Fort Myers / Naples Television Market’s most accurate forecast. Competitor WINK-TV also claims on-air to be Southwest Florida’s Most Accurate, but a list of WeatheRate Certified Television Stations quickly proves this claim false.
Before joining WZVN & WBBH, John was the Morning Meteorologist at KNWA-TV in Fayetteville / Fort Smith, Arkansas from January 2003 to March 2005. In December 2004, John was voted Best TV Meteorologist in Northwest Arkansas by the readers of CitiScapes Magazine, beating out all three Chief Meteorologists in the market for the honor. He also worked for WJAC-TV in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, where he did weather during the Saturday and Sunday 6 PM and 11 PM newscasts.
Prior to WJAC, John spent over three years at WRNN-TV in Kingston, New York between May 1998 and August 2001. John was on the Prime Time newscasts weekday evenings. John anchored with Rolland Smith and Kevin Connors on Valley News Live and RNN Rundown. John is probably best known for some of his weather live shots ranging from playing basketball against Sports Director Kevin Connors at Dave & Busters in the Palisades Center Mall to delivering weather while driving a convertible BMW Z-3 on the New York State Thruway to benefit breast cancer research to writing the Christmas Eve forecast to The Night Before
Christmas while sitting dressed in a Santa hat next to the Christmas tree at Palisades Center. In 2000, John was nominated for an Emmy Award for Best Weathercast in the New York Region. He also had over 10 years of broadcasting experience in radio before moving to television. John worked at several radio stations in Western and Central Pennsylvania, including WSSZ, WHJB, WLSW, WQTW, WCNS, WLCY, WJAC-AM, WKYE, WUZI, WVRT, and WWPA.
John Patrick (meteorologist) Net Worth
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John Patrick (meteorologist) News
ABC7 Chief Meteorologist
Chief Meteorologist John Patrick oversees the weather product that you see on ABC7 News every day. Our loyal ABC7 viewers trusted JP to guide them through Hurricane Irma on September 10, 2017, as it made landfall on Marco Island and tracked north through the entire ABC7 viewing area.
Under JP’s leadership, the ABC7 Forecast became the only weather forecast certified as “Southwest Florida’s Most Accurate” by a third party company called WeatheRate. As of March 2019, ABC7 holds the WeatheRate seal of accuracy for the sixth year in a row! And for the fourth year in a row, the ABC7 Forecast rating is the most accurate in the entire state of Florida!
John Patrick has been with ABC7 since April of 2005. During his time in Southwest Florida, JP was nominated twice for an Emmy Award and won the Associated Press’ “Best Weathercast” 1st Place award each year from 2008 thru 2013, plus 2015 and 2016. That’s a total of 8 times! He also won second place in 2007 and 2014.
When JP’s not at ABC7 forecasting, you’ll find him enjoying all the great activities, shopping, beaches and restaurants of Southwest Florida with his husband. You might also catch JP at one of the gorgeous golf courses of Southwest Florida. He also likes spending time cooking in the kitchen, especially Italian food. One of the first things JP did to his house when he bought it was to remodel the kitchen from top to bottom.
Watch Chief Meteorologist John Patrick and SWFL’s Most Accurate Forecast on ABC7 News, weeknights at 6, 7 & 11 on WZVN-TV.