Jason Atcho joined KION News Channel 5/46 in March of 2015 as the morning meteorologist and co-anchor of Wake Up Central Coast.
He came to KION from Chico, California where he served as the weekend meteorologist for Action News Now. Before moving to California, he worked as the weekend meteorologist for KJCT News 8 in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Jason is a Michigan native and was born and raised in the Metro Detroit area. His fascination with weather started as a kid. He used to sit at the window watching the lightning strikes as storms passed by. His interest lead him to his studies at Central Michigan University (FIRE UP CHIPS!) where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology.
When Jason is not forecasting the weather, he enjoys being outdoors and exploring new areas. He also likes to cook and try different kinds of food. If you have any suggestions for hiking trails, day trip ideas, fun recipes, good restaurants, or weather photos that you’d like to share, be sure to give him a holler.
Jason is excited to join the NewsChannel 5 team and make the Central Coast his new home. Follow Jason on Facebook and Twitter