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

  EPA weighs in on mining proposal for Okefenokee Swamp

  SC 315 closure hurting businesses in Levy

Hot then not! A cold front will cool us off.

Sunny but hot this weekend

Man escapes early-morning house fire in Beaufort Co.

  Dorian stalls; forecasting a Wednesday event for Coastal Empire and Lowcountry

  Tracking Dorian, First Alert Weather Day Wednesday

Clouds rain linger through the weekend; Dorian comes Wednesday

On and off rain for the weekend; be prepared for Dorian

  Hurricane Dorian is now a Cat4

  CHAMP helps keep roads clear in Coastal Empire, Lowcountry

Isolated Rain Storms through week then a potentially wetter weekend

Lowcountry deputies help autistic twins celebrate birthday

Afternoon storms to start the week then we get hotter

Celebrating 65 years: Romper Room

Tropical moisture lingers into the weekend

Plan for coastal rain over next few days

New completed bike lane on Price Street celebrated

Wonderful weather before school starts

  Hurricane researchers using underwater gliders

Weekend: Clouds build but rain remains south and coastal.

  Possible cause found in pilot whale deaths on St. Simons

A lovely break from the humidity

Tropical Depression Three dissipates northeast of Miami

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