Dr. Jon Nese is a senior lecturer in meteorology at Penn State University. Nese was born and raised in Steubenville, Ohio, and attended Penn State as a student in the 1980s. Nese had a stint as a faculty member at numerous Penn State branch campuses from 1989–1998, and returned to the University Park campus in 2005.
From 1998 to 2002, he was Chief Meteorologist at the historic Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia. Between 2002 and 2005 Nese served as the storm analyst on The Weather Channel, primarily appearing on the morning show "Your Weather Today." While at The Weather Channel, he wrote and co-produced informational weather segments known as Dr. Nese's Notebook. Nese is the co-author of two books: The Philadelphia Area Weather Book and A World of Weather: Fundamentals of Meteorology.
Currently, Jon Nese appears on Penn State's weather magazine show Weather World, where he occasionally hosts and provides weekly informational features called WeatherWhys (WxYz). From 2005-2007, Nese partnered with fellow Penn State faculty member and sports enthusiast O. Richard Bundy on the popular radio program Let's Talk Penn State. From 2006-2009, Nese also appeared on Huddle Up, a Penn State football show on the local public television station WPSU-TV.