Jim Holton

Morning Meteorologist

I fell in love with weather at a young age mostly in part due to my Father.  He works as a Lineman for Detroit Edison which meant that anytime there was a large storm, he would work overtime.  This quickly evolved into me watching weather broadcasts to find out if my father would be coming home or working late.

I can thank my oldest sister for turning that love of weather into a career in broadcast meteorology.  She worked as a news producer in several markets across the country, including Lansing, and I would always go visit her stations and spend time with the Meteorologists.  Eventually that lead to me following in her footsteps and attending Central Michigan University where I earned a B.S. in Meteorology and spent time at CMU’s student run television station getting my feet wet in the industry.

Upon Graduation in May of 2016, I accepted the position of Weekend Meteorologist here at WSYM Fox 47 and WILX News 10 in Lansing.  Having grown up just down I-96 in Howell, I am already accustomed to the weather we receive in Mid-Michigan but the Great Lakes definitely keep things interesting.

I like to think of myself as a bit of an outdoorsman when I am not at work and I try to explore everything that Michigan has to offer on my days off.  Camping, hiking, fishing and boating are some of the activities that I enjoy in the summer.  In the winter I can often be found at one of Michigan’s many ski hills or snowshoeing.

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