Dontae Jones is a Northeast Ohio native. He was born and raised in Akron. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Atmospheric Sciences.
Dontae’s broadcasting career started as the weekend morning meteorologist for The Ohio News Network, based out of Columbus.
Being a warm weather lover, he traveled southward and served as the weekday morning and noon meteorologist for WNCT-TV9 in Greenville, North Carolina.
For the five-and-a-half years in eastern North Carolina, he had the opportunity to forecast and experience many hurricanes, including Hurricanes Matthew and Florence, which were historic flooding events for the area.
After yearning to get back to the Buckeye State, he became the noon and 5:30 p.m. meteorologist for WHIO-TV7 in Dayton, Ohio.
While there, he covered the historic Memorial Day tornado outbreak, which produced 19 tornadoes in the Miami Valley.
After being back in the Buckeye State for three years in Dayton, Dontae felt the tug to come back home to Northeast Ohio where he now serves as our 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. meteorologist.