Meet Jeremy Kappell
I am a family man who is trying to find the right balance between work, relationships and recreation. I love sports, fitness and food! I am privileged to have been introduced to Christianity at an early age and am a life long follower of Christ. Currently my family and I attend and serve at North Ridge Church in Rochester, NY. Born and raised a Hoosier and I'm a Purdue University Alum.
I've been a broadcast meteorologist since 2000 and have had the pleasure of serving in communities in Texas, Kansas, Mississippi, Indiana, Kentucky and now New York. So far in my career, I've served as morning, fill-in, weekend and chief meteorologist for more than a half dozen television stations across the Eastern US. I have the AMS Seal of Approval and am Certified by the American Meteorological Society. (AMS Seal #1433, CBM #407)
In 2015 I earned an EMMY award for my work in the 5-part weather documentary titled, "The Super Outbreak", covering the historic tornado outbreak that occurred on April 3, 1974. It was this event that helped carve my path in life when my family barely escaped as violet EF-5 tornado destroyed the both my parent's and grandparent's homes. More recently, in April 2016, I was awarded BEST WEATHER ANCHOR by the Kentucky Associated Press and was awarded a second EMMY in 2017 for my documentary on the deadly "Henryville Tornado" from March 2, 2012. I have forecasting experience from the Southern Plains and Central, the Ohio Valley and most recently the Eastern Great Lakes/Northeast. I am passionate about weather, I enjoy working with people and am privileged to be able to make a difference in the lives of others especially during times of severe weather.