T.J. Springer is an Emmy-Award-winning meteorologist for KOLR 10 News DayBreak and Ozarks Fox AM. He has received the American Meteorological Society Certified Broadcast Meteorologist distinction, which is the highest designation from the organization. It requires a rigorous exam and review of his on-air weathercasts. T.J. has also been honored by the Iowa Broadcast News Association for his severe weather coverage.
T.J. hails from Maryland but has worked in the Ohio Valley, Upper Midwest, the Central High Plains, and now the Ozarks. He has worked at WOAY TV in Oak Hill, WV, KTIV TV in Sioux City, IA, and most recently our sister-station, KSNW-TV in Wichita, KS. Springer was the AM Meteorologist at both KTIV as well as WOAY and is thrilled to be on DayBreak here at KOLR 10. He’ll never stray away from a cup of coffee as this shift requires really early hours!
Before he got his start in the world of meteorology, he interned in Baltimore, MD at WBFF Fox 45. T.J. graduated from Millersville University in 2015 with his Bachelors of Science in Meteorology. He was largely involved in musical theatre and choir during his time at MU which drove him to pursue a minor in music. This is where he started to feel comfortable in front of an audience and eventually in front of a camera.
T.J. loves hiking as well as the outdoors and is excited to explore Springfield and all of what the Ozarks have to offer. He also loves golf so if you have any recommendations, send them his way. If you don’t find him there or up at the lakes, you’ll probably see him walking and playing with his adorable Shichon puppy Gizmo.