Jamie Ertle

Jamie Ertle

Meteorologist

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-GATA!)

She was born in Charleston, while her father was stationed at Charleston AFB, moved to Indianapolis as a child, went to college in Florida, and couldn’t be happier to live and work in Savannah.

Jamie has used her off air talents to raise money and awareness for groups such as Court Appointed Special Advocates in their Dancing with the Stars rendition; she won best dancer and raised over $12 thousand. She is a “Big Wig” alumni for Susan G Komen Coastal Georgia, Bowled for AMBUCS Savannah, and is an advocate for Alzheimer’s Association.

While working at a tv station in Fort Myers, it was Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 hurricane, that ripped through the area that really inspired Jamie to go back to school. Fast forward to the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry’s recent hurricane season, the Georgia Broadcaster’s Association honored the WTOC weather team, including Jamie, with an Excellence in Broadcasting Award for their coverage of Hurricane Matthew.

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

She still loves the book Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and thanks her grandparents for watching the news every night, so she could watch the weather.


Recent Articles by Jamie

Water Festival bed races roll down Bay Street

  Third whale dies after pod of pilot whales comes ashore on St. Simon’s Island beach

  Dozens of Pilot whales come ashore on Ga. beach

Not TOO hot, but definitely muggy with eyes on Invest 92-L

  WWII Veteran walking across America from Georgia to California

Isolated thunderstorms for the weekend but not a washout

Clouds helping with the heat, rain chances slowly increase

Sinkhole develops in the Lowcountry after heavy rain

  Flooding affects homeowners, drivers all around Coastal Empire and Lowcountry

Another few days of heavy rain with possible flooding

Weekend plans may be impacted by rain and storms

Abundant moisture stays with us through the weekend

  Georgia Power gives detailed explanation of restoration process after hurricanes

  Understanding evacuation terminology ahead of hurricane threats

Heat will continue after Memorial Day holiday

Two Memorial Day weather records could be broken this year

Another 100° Day in Savannah, others even hotter

Tracking Mother’s Day weekend storms

Not a wash out but rain chances continue through weekend

  Celebrating 65 years: The legacy of Mike Manhatton

First Alert Weather Day Friday: Severe storms likely

Wet, windy, and cold Tuesday morning

A one two punch of colder air then heavy rain in two different systems

Hilton Head holds annual wing eating competition at Wing Fest

This weekend is everything we’ve hoped Spring to be!

Tracking a series of weak cold fronts

Wet Tuesday morning commute

Mild weekend with slight rain chances

Clouds are trying to clear and expect a warm up for the work week.

Subfreezing mornings through the work week