Emmy award winning meteorologist Jon Slater was born with a passion for weather so great; his parents thought he was crazy. He rode that passion, like a cowboy rides a horse, throughout his life, and he's still riding high!
He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in meteorology in 1987. Although he never wanted, or even thought about a television career, he took a weekend weather job at KSWO in Lawton shortly after graduation for fun. That experience changed his life forever! Nearly 25 years later, he's still delivering the most accurate and passionate weather forecasts in the land.
During his career, Jon has worked at numerous TV stations, mostly right here in Oklahoma. He has seen and done it all; from the weekend guy to the morning shift to Chief Meteorologist. He was also a pioneer in storm chasing, starting way back in the early 1980s. That's right! He chased down storms before the internet, cell phones and long before the movie Twister.
Jon is married to his beautiful wife Dayna and has three wonderful sons Brayden, Nathan and Trey.