Jamie Ertle: Meteorologist/First Alert Traffic

Jamie Ertle: Meteorologist/First Alert Traffic

Jamie began working at WTOC in the spring of 2005 and has worn many hats since. She earned the rank of manager after producing The News at 6 and 11, and joined the weather team after completing her degree at Mississippi State (with the help of some classes at Georgia Southern-Go Eagles!)  

Her new role is using the brand-new traffic system - WTOC First Alert Traffic. We know how important it is to get to your destination quickly and safely, and Jamie's going to help you do that.

Her favorite book, albeit fiction, was and still is "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs." Jamie's grandfather was the first one to show her how to read a barometer, which still hangs in her home. Now she owns five antique weather instruments and hopes to add to the collection.

Jamie hails from Indiana and then became a Florida transplant before settling in Georgia. She has experienced many serious weather situations firsthand, from an F3 tornado that destroyed part of her neighborhood in Indianapolis to riding out Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 hurricane that ripped through Fort Myers, FL in 2004.

Jamie has two degrees, one from the University of Central Florida in Broadcast Journalism and another from Mississippi State in Geosciences with a certification in Broadcast Meteorology.

Follow me on Twitter @wtoctraffic, get traffic updates on Facebook at WTOC Jaime Ertle and feel free to email me at jertle@wtoc.com or traffic@wtoc.com for any traffic tips.