CLEVELAND — WKYC's weather team is growing.
Channel 3 President and General Manager Micki Byrnes announced Tuesday that meteorologist Jason Frazer will join the WKYC team.
“Northeast Ohio weather always keeps us on our toes, and I am excited to welcome Jason, a multi-talented and versatile meteorologist to the WKYC team,” Byrnes said.
Jason joins WKYC from Fox 28 in Savannah, Georgia. When not in the television studio, his passion is visiting grade schools, middle schools and high schools to encourage students to consider meteorology and other STEM-related careers.
“Jason’s knowledge of atmospheric science and the environment will be a great addition to Cleveland’s #1 weather team,” Director of Content Adam Miller said. “His reporting will help Northeast Ohioans feel more prepared as we head out to work and school with daily updates and detailed forecasts on TV and digital platforms.”
“I am so excited to be returning to the Buckeye state. I’m looking forward to joining an awarding-winning team and helping to continue the great legacy of WKYC,” Frazer said.
Jason knew at an early age that a career in broadcasting was his calling. Growing up he loved to pretend that he was iconic weatherman Al Roker. While on his path to meteorology he explored political science and banking, Jason always knew that someday he’d realize his dream.
After studying Political Science at Columbia University, Jason was offered the opportunity to learn how to manage a bank branch through Citibank’s Management Associate Program. He learned not only how to sell mortgages, checking and investment accounts but he also learned how to manage a department. At the age of 24, he accepted a position at JP Morgan Chase as one of the youngest branch managers in the nation. There, he managed $25 million in balances, $10 million in investment accounts and a staff of 10.
With a burning desire to return to television, Jason was able to freelance for the News 12 Networks throughout the NYC area. Using that experience, he was able to obtain a Reporter position with WROC-TV, the CBS affiliate in Rochester, N.Y. After spending two years in Rochester, Jason accepted a General Assignment Reporter position at WBNS-TV, the CBS affiliate in Columbus.
After spending three years in Ohio, Jason relocated in 2013 to Connecticut to work for WFSB-TV Channel 3 Eyewitness News, the CBS affiliate in Hartford. While at WFSB, he reported various breaking news stories and contributed to WFSB’s Investigative Unit and filled in on the Anchor desk.
In 2016, Jason became an Investigative Reporter for NBC Boston and NECN, New England’s 24-hour Cable Station. He uncovered how landlords in Massachusetts were improperly placing young children on eviction notices which impacted their ability to obtain credit and future housing. In 2019, Jason also completed the Broadcast Meteorology Program at Mississippi State University.
Jason has numerous hobbies including cooking, traveling, bowling, football, whitewater rafting, wine tasting and acting. He is a huge NFL Fantasy Football Fan and one of the best Spades players you’ll ever meet. He is looking forward to discovering Cleveland with his fiancée, Romney Smith, who is also joining the WKYC team.
You can learn more about Jason here on his Facebook page.