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

  How to make a cloud in a jar using hairspray

Beginning of the weekend starts dry but could end wet

Last day of winter forecast

Palmetto Animal League prepares to operate at critical capacity

  Project using plastic to make bedding for homeless

Rain finally ending tonight; cold and windy Thursday

Lowcountry islands land in Guinness World Records

Tracking a cold front with heavier rain Thursday

Tracking heavy rain Thursday afternoon

  Savannah students build tidal sensors to collect data across the county

National Weather Service confirms tornado in Waycross

  Effingham teen and her dog heading to Westminster

Spring like temperatures will lead to strong to severe storms Thursday

Kennel Club helps Chatham County Sheriff’s Office K-9s

Cold front could have an isolated punch Friday evening

  Residents can now recycle styrofoam at Eisenhower Dr. recycling facility

  Pollinator Paradise: Teacher putting stem money to use at Portal Elementary

GDOT working to enhance pedestrian safety on Bay St.

One more cold morning then a big warm up!

  Police release bodycam footage from fire that damaged Rincon business

December 31st First Alert Forecast

Slowly but surely the sunshine is returning

Last weekend of 2019: Warm and a little wet

Warm and foggy then rain and cool

Enjoy the Christmas sunshine before rain this weekend

Clear skies for Santa!

Heavy rain still expected overnight into Tuesday

Near record temps with rain, possible storms Tuesday

  Part of Historic Savannah Ogeechee Canal trail nearly destroyed

  Tybee Island beach renourishment project begins