I’m Jim Loznicka, Morning and Noon Meteorologist with WJHG-TV in Panama City Beach, FL. I have been a broadcast meteorologist since 1996, and have been involved in either radio or television broadcasting since 1992. I am a full member of the American Meteorological Society, and I hold their Television Seal of Approval for weather, and most recently have been awarded the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal for television weather.
My career in weather started while I was still in graduate school in Mississippi, at a tiny station in Greenville, WXVT-TV. I was the weekend meteorologist for about 5 months leading up to my graduation. Upon graduation, I moved to Meridian, MS where I took over the role as evening meteorologist at WTOK-TV. My time in Meridian was well spent, covering ice and snow storms, a few tropical cyclones, and a damaging Christmas tornado outbreak. After 4 years in Meridian, I moved to WPMI-TV in Mobile, AL to take over as the morning and noon meteorologist there. I served in that role until I was promoted to Chief Meteorologist in 2007.
I have chased hurricanes and reported live in-the-field for FOX News, CNN, and NBC News. Some of my work has appeared on documentaries on The Discovery Channel and National Geographic, which spotlighted the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.