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Jerry Jackson is currently the Chief Meteorologist for WWAY News Channel 3 in Wilmington, NC. A native of the agricultural community of Mount Olive (NC), Jerry received his Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences at North Carolina State University. While there, he successfully completed an independent study program in cooperation with the university in 1998, examining the dissemination techniques employed by forecasters in the Raleigh television market. Jerry received the prestigious Television Seal of Approval from the American Meteorological Society in the summer of 2000 for maintaining a high standard of expertise in his weather presentations.
Jerry has been honored by the Associated Press seven times, including a "Best Weathercast" award in 2001, 2008, 2010, and 2012. Jerry was also honored by the Radio/Television News Directors Association four times, including a "Best Documentary" award for the 2013 production "Blood in the Water: The Expedition Hurricane of 1860".
Jerry provided continuous weather coverage during several major weather events, from Hurricane Floyd to the Carolina Tornado Outbreak of 2011. He understands the importance of relaying important weather information to the public in a clear, understandable fashion. As a result, Jerry can often be seen in area schools and churches explaining the complexities of southeastern North Carolina's changing weather. He served as honorary chairperson for many community charities, including local March of Dimes events and the American Cancer Society. He also produces "The Atmosphere Academy", allowing Cape Fear-area students to tour the Storm Track 3 Weather Lab and appear in televised lectures on weather events.
Jerry was married to wife Sharon in January 2001 after seven years of dating. Their son was born in May 2010.
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