James Gregorio

James Gregorio is a full-time meteorologist for News 12 New Jersey.

James Gregorio's career was forged at a young age. Growing up in Montauk, NY on the eastern tip of Long Island's South Shore, he was surrounded by water on three sides. Channeling the energy of the ocean, he quickly developed a passion for the ocean and a love of surfing. Tracking and surfing through numerous hurricanes, James knew he wanted to pursue a career in television weather.

His first stop in this pursuit was Ithaca College, where he graduated from the prestigious Roy H. Park School of Communications with a BS in Television and Radio and was named to the Dean's List.

He then headed south to pursue his certifications in meteorology and Mississippi State University was just the place. Since completion of the Mississippi State Program, James obtained both the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association's Television Seals of Approval for quality and excellence in weather forecasting and presentation. Currently, James still holds the American Meteorological Society Television Seal of Approval.

With on-air weather gigs in Roanoke, Va., and Richmond, Va., under his belt, James has been in his current position for over since 1998. As News 12 New Jersey's Morning Meteorologist he was instrumental in preparing New Jersey residents for the fury of Tropical Storm Floyd-which helped to break the back of a nasty drought, but brought untold problems itself.

James can be seen every holiday season delivering a mock weather forecast in Radio City Music Hall's Christmas Spectacular. He has also spent time on the state theatre's (New Brunswick) stage in a similiar capacity. James has also been honored with numerous accolades and awards. Most recently, he recieved a Community Service Award from the Christopher Columbus Parade of Lodi.

James also finds the time to donate to many worthy causes here across New Jersey. One of his favorite events, which he fully participates in every year, is the Polar Bear Plunge. This event benefits the Special Olympics and we raise thousands of dollars a year by plunging into the frigid Atlantic Ocean in February! He also finds time each year to emcee the March of Dimes Walk-a-thon kickoff. James frequently visits many classrooms across the state and shares his weather knowledge with wide-eyed students.

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