Cleveland Meteorologist Attempting to Set World Record

By Andrew Gauthier 


TV news personalities have a reputation for being clotheshorses but WOIO meteorologist Jason Handman is taking it one step further as he attempts to set a new Guinness World Record. The fresh-faced weathercaster is attempting to set the record for most neckties worn at one time and his effort will be broadcast live on Thursday by the CBS-affiliate.

Handman needs to reach 50 neckties to set the record but he’s planning to shatter that figure. “I anticipate going for well over a 100,” Handman says. “I intend to bring home a solid win for Cleveland, one Windsor knot at a time.”

Handman joined Cleveland’s WOIO-WUAB in October 2009 and currently serves as the station’s weekday morning meteorologist. He came to the station from AccuWeather, where he did weather reports for Bloomberg as well as local stations across the country.

WOIO plans to carry Handman’s attempt at worldwide necktie fame during its afternoon newscasts, checking in with him every half hour between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.