Eric Jeansonne

Eric Jeansonne

Meteorologist

Biloxi, MS

Eric Jeansonne knew he wanted to be a meteorologist as early as five-years-old when Hurricane Andrew tracked through his home state of Louisiana.

"I'll never forget coming home from my first day of kindergarten to my mom putting tape on windows. When I asked her why she was doing that, she told me a hurricane was coming. I didn't know what that was. But, I found out the next morning. I was hooked on weather ever since."

His interest in weather brought him to the University of Oklahoma where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology with a minor in Broadcast Journalism. Before coming to WLOX, Eric worked at KFDX in Wichita Falls, Texas for four years. There, he covered everything from tornado outbreaks to winter storms. 

One of the biggest tornado outbreaks he worked was on May 16, 2015 where almost a dozen tornadoes were reported in the area, including a mile-wide EF-3 tornado. He stayed on the air for five continuous hours warning viewers of the dangerous storms.

When not "geeking-out" about weather, Eric enjoys relaxing and watching movies with his cat, Ciro. Eric also enjoys photography. You might even see him out on the side of the road trying to get a good sunset picture. If you see him, be sure to say hello!


Recent Articles by Eric

  Chilly nights ahead

Zeta to bring damaging winds and storm surge to South Mississippi

  Delta to bring gusty winds and rain bands overnight

  Wet pattern and coastal flooding thanks to Tropical Storm Beta

  Sally makes landfall in coastal AL, sparing South MS the worst impacts

  Hurricane and Storm Surge Watch

  Laura almost at category 4, “unsurvivable storm surge” possible

  Remembering Hurricane Camille

Hanna weakens into a tropical storm. More tropical development likely in the Atlantic.

  Comet NEOWISE spotted in South Mississippi; still opportunity to see it if weather permits

  Gulf disturbance moves inland over Georgia. Development possible.

  Cristobal downgraded to a depression. Local impacts continue Monday.

  Summer-like heat possible this week

  That time it snowed in March across South Mississippi

  First Alert: Showers and storms likely through tonight

  Thursday thunderstorms, then tumbling temperatures

  Mysterious boom breaks glass, shakes homes in parts of South Mississippi

  First Alert: strong to severe storms possible Saturday

  Scattered thunderstorms on Thursday, better rain chances Friday

  Cold rain and breezy this weekend, near 70° by Christmas

  Cold front will bring storms and much cooler air this week

  Record-setting cold with our first freeze of the season

  Tropical Storm Olga to merge with cold front, bring flood, tornado risk to South MS

  Showers and storms likely on Monday

  The 14th tropical storm of the season, Nestor, forms in the Gulf

  A tropical disturbance could move into Gulf by this weekend

  No big cool down expected this week, but maybe a little by the weekend?

  3 storms at once: Dorian, Fernand, and Gabrielle

  How waterspouts form

  Rain bands linger for us as Barry slowly pulls away from the coast