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Meteorologist Jackie Layer

NBC Boston
Boston, MA
Meteorologist Jackie Layer joined NBC Boston and necn in August of 2016.  A southern New Jersey native, she attended Penn State University, where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in Meteorology in 2013. Post-graduation, Jackie had the opportunity to start her career in the Midwest- tracking tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, and lake effect snow at WBND (ABC-57) in South Bend, IN. She spent three years in “Michiana” where she forecasted during one of the coldest and snowiest winters that southwest Michigan and northwest Indiana had ever seen. Her first winter in the area, wind chills dropped to 40 below zero, so she knows how to bundle up for a northeast winter. Even though she is not quite sure where and when she caught the “weather bug”, Jackie does give credit to her father, who would never leave the house without checking the local forecast first. She also credits the 1995 nor’easter in Philadelphia and a family trip to Florida back in 2004 that was interrupted by Hurricane Charley. Her high school offered an Earth & Space Science class during her senior year, which helped solidify her love for weather & forecasting. In her spare time, Jackie enjoys the outdoors, especially running. She ran her first half marathon in Chicago in 2014 and hopes to run another half before she runs a full marathon. She also likes to travel, spend time with family and friends, and staying in shape. She is excited to be back on the east coast and to be able to forecast New England’s extreme weather.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, March 29

7:45am EDT

9:45am EDT