Chasing weather stories in North Texas
Oct 22, 2020 7:00 AM
Jesse Hawila, WFFA TV
Chasing weather stories in North Texas

Jesse Hawila is a meteorologist at WFAA in Dallas, TX, specializing in weather forecasting and reporting for television and digital outlets.

1) Who are you? Texas born and raised, Jesse is thrilled to be in his home state forecasting some of the world's most extreme weather: the same weather that instilled his passion for meteorology. Being a meteorologist is the only thing he's ever wanted to do with his life. Since he was 5 years old, Jesse was obsessed with the weather and the impacts it has on our day-to-day lives. He's an American Meteorological Society Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) which is the most prestigious certification offered to broadcast meteorologists. Jesse is also an avid storm chaser who has researched tornadoes and extreme weather all over the country. From tornadoes, extremely large hail, destructive winds and even blizzard conditions, Jesse has driven thousands of miles all over the country and seen it all firsthand. He attended college at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana where he received his degree in Meteorology. He's worked in Lafayette, IN, Fort Wayne, IN and Kansas City. In each city, he's covered tornadoes, ice storms, and snowstorms.