Jay Grymes

Chief Meteorologist
Baton Rouge, La.
Jay Grymes

Jay Grymes joined the WAFB 9News team in August 1996 and was named Chief Meteorologist in May 2003.

Jay was born in Arlington, Virginia and grew up in Wilmington, Delaware, He moved to Baton Rouge in 1985 by invitation from LSU.

  • University of Delaware
  • Louisiana State University: 30+ graduate hours focusing on climatology, meteorology and hydrology
  • Affiliations
  • Member of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. AMS Television Seal of Approval. Weather consultant for the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), the Louisiana State Police, EBR Mayor's OHSEP, the Louisiana Dept. of Justice and the Louisiana Dept. of Environmental Quality.
  • Awards
  • Louisiana State Climatologist, 1991-2003, President of the American Association of State Climatologists (2001-2002)
  • 2004 "Weathercast of the Year." Louisiana Association of Broadcasters
  • 2009 "Outstanding Achievement Award: News Media." National Hurricane Conference
  • 2010 "Golden Mike Award." Louisiana Association of Broadcasters
  • 2014 "Outstanding Service Award." Baton Rouge Fire Prevention Committee