COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jerry Martz is the Chief Meteorologist at WBNS-10TV and part of the 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. news teams.
Jerry spent more than six years as a chief meteorologist in Columbus before becoming an account manager for The Weather Company, where he worked with television stations across the country helping them embrace new weather technology.
Jerry was also a broadcast meteorologist at WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh, WBRE-TV in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and at WTOV-TV in Steubenville/Wheeling. In addition, he was for a time the lead meteorologist for the Carnegie Science Center Weather Center team in Pittsburgh, providing forecasts for WPXI-TV.
A native of Pittsburgh, Martz graduated from Pennsylvania State University (where he later taught) and holds a bachelor's of science degree in meteorology. He is also a trained Skywarn observer.
His early interest in weather started out of fear, climbing into a toy chest with some Cheerios when thunderstorms struck. But that evolved into doing reports on El Nino and the Ozone Hole in school, which eventually led him to Penn State (WE ARE!).
Jerry and his wife of more than 30 years have made central Ohio home for over 17 years, raising their four children and two rescued dogs. He is very much looking forward to getting back into the community.
When not working with the Doppler 10 weather crew, you will likely find Jerry exercising at the YMCA, golfing, cycling and walking his dogs or reading a book and listening to a podcasts.
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