WUOT's Jon Knowles talks with Knoxville's three chief television meteorologists about the intricacies of weather patterns and climate change in East Tennessee. The interview explores how these phenomena are reported to the public, highlighting the critical role of media in conveying complex meteorological information. The conversation provides perspective on the intersection of weather forecasting, climate science and media responsibility.
Jon came to WUOT in 2022 as the local host for NPR’s Morning Edition. He previously served as a producer, reporter, and on-air talent for several stations within the former Citadel Broadcasting group of Knoxville. Jon’s later pursuits in communications were found in the civil service branches to include Anderson County Emergency Services, The Federal Emergency Management Agency, and most recently with the U.S. State Department in Iraq.