Jon Nese

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Franklin Institute's Chief Meteorologist, Dr. Jon Nese (left) and his production crew from WHYY-TV (right) pose in front of a portion of the original ENIAC computer, in the ENIAC museum on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Dr. Jon Nese is an Assistant Professor and Associate Head of Undergraduate Programs in the Department of Meteorology at The Pennsylvania State University. Nese was born and raised in Steubenville, Ohio, and attended Penn State as a student in the 1980s earning his B.S., M.S. and PhD., all in meteorology.[1] Nese worked as a faculty member at numerous Penn State commonwealth 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.[2] Between 2002 and 2005 Nese served as the Storm Analyst on The Weather Channel, primarily appearing on the morning show "Your Weather Today." While working in Atlanta, GA 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.[1]

Currently, Jon Nese appears on Penn State's weekday weather magazine show Weather World, where he occasionally hosts and provides weekly informational features called "WxYz" (WeatherWhys).[3] Weather World is the only statewide TV weather show in the country produced by a university’s meteorology department. The show, produced by Penn State’s Department of Meteorology, can be seen each weekday evening at 5:30 and 5:45 p.m. in central Pennsylvania on WPSU-TV and statewide at 5:45 p.m. on the Pennsylvania Cable Network. In 2015 Weather Whys won an Emmy Award for the best weather series in the Mid-Atlantic region. 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.