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Jared Silverman, an Emmy Award-winning meteorologist, hails from Long Island, New York. Growing up, Jared always had a passion for weather. From watching the Weather Channel to attending weather meetings and conferences across the nation, Jared decided to become a real meteorologist. He attended Penn State University and received his Bachelor of Science in meteorology/atmospheric science. He gained forecasting and broadcasting experience along the way. Through his work for the National Weather Service in State College, Pa., and the Penn State Campus Weather Service, Jared discovered that his true love was getting in front of the camera and talking about the weather. Jared comes to San Antonio by way of Houston, where he was the weekend meteorologist for the CW affiliate. Before that, Jared worked in cold, snowy West Virginia for the ABC affiliate. Jared started as the morning/noon meteorologist there and quickly was promoted to chief meteorologist. His forte was winter weather, but after several years in Texas, severe weather has become old hat. Jared's career has afforded him the opportunity to do many cool things. He went skydiving with the U.S. Army Golden Knights, learned how to fly a small plane and stood on the Galveston sea wall waiting for several Texas-bound hurricanes. In his spare time, Jared enjoys being outdoors, visiting local schools and getting to the gym. He holds both the AMS and NWA seals of approval.

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