Jamie Ertle

Jamie Ertle


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

Jamie’s Friday WX Forecast 9-25-2020

  Rusty’s Regulators Walk to End Alzheimers

Waking up to widespread 50s

National Weather Service confirms tornado caused damage in Effingham Co. early Thursday

Coastal rain storms push inland still warm

Week ends hot; weekend starts hot

Jamie’s First Alert Forecast 8-29-2020

97-year-old veteran halts walk across America due to foot infection

Lots of tropical moisture out there

Two rounds of passing showers and storms then a calmer Sunday

One or two severe storms possible Friday evening

Storms firing up with mostly calm conditions by sunset

  Impressive rainfall totals Wednesday

Jamie’s First Alert Forecast 8-11-2020

Sunday afternoon storms a little more widespread

First hurricane of the season expected to form before end of the week

Approaching 100° this weekend

You may want the rain as we start to heat up with 105°+ heat indices

Drying out a bit as we head toward the weekend

  First Alert Weather Academy: Understanding the ‘smell’ of rain

Local lawmaker helps battle House bill targeting Ga. heritage sites

  First Alert Weather Academy: Why is my temperature different?

  First Alert Weather Academy: Tornadoes

  Family of Richmond Hill teacher paralyzed in accident give thanks to her rescuers

A calm coolish start to June

Tracking afternoon storm potential ahead of a cold front this weekend

  First Alert Weather Academy: Make your own snow

  Special 90th birthday celebration held for Army Veteran

  First Alert Weather Academy: Sunset colors

Mostly Sunny Weekend Forecast