Jacksonville Meteorologist Leaving Station After 15 Years

By Kevin Eck 

Rebecca Barry is leaving Jacksonville, Fla. station WJXT-WCWJ.

“I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity News4JAX gave me so many years ago. I’ve had the chance to learn from the best and work with the brightest here,” said Barry. “I’m even more appreciative of the community who made me feel like a part of their family.”

Barry started at the station in 2006 while she was still in college. Her last day is Monday, March 22.

“Rebecca has been an integral part of The Weather Authority team for 15 years,” said WJXT vp and gm Bob Ellis. “She started her career at Channel 4 and we’ve watched her develop into a precise forecaster and compelling storyteller. We tried to talk her out of leaving, but understand she’s looking to take that next career step. We wish her all the success possible.”

“News4JAX will always feel like home for me,” Barry said. “The brightest moments of my life occurred here including meeting my husband and adopting our dog after a Morning Show segment. While I am looking forward to new adventures, a large piece of my heart will always be in the River City.”