Meet the High Schooler Named Best Weather Reporter in U.S.

By Kevin Eck 

If you’re a meteorologist, Kansas City Fox affiliate WDAF has identified the kid who who might take your job in a few years.

Jordan Evans won first place for Best Weather Report at the Student Television Network national spring convention. Evans does the weather forecast for Kansas City’s Park Hill High School TV station.

“I sleep, eat and breathe the weather,” said Evans. “I love it. I’ve been fascinated by it since I was in elementary school.”

“Oh, I don’t think he’ll have any trouble at all finding a job in weather,” said chief meteorologist Mike Thompson.

The station highlighted Evans as part of its Reaching 4 Excellence franchise recognizing local kids for “outstanding accomplishments in academics, the arts, leadership, community service and volunteerism, career exploration, overcoming obstacles, heroism, etc.”

“He displays all the skills you’d expect in someone a lot older,” said Mike. “He’s got confidence on the air. He’s got command. He has, in fact, a lot of skills we’re looking for when we actually look to hire someone. I’ve seen a lot of resume’ tapes over the course of the years, people coming out of college, and to be honest if I didn’t know he was a high school student, I would think he just graduated from college if not already had some on air experience.”