Jared Heil has always lived in the Louisville area. He joined WLKY as a meteorologist in 2010.
holds the distinction of Certified Broadcast Meteorologist – given by
the American Meteorological Society to on-camera meteorologists who meet
established criteria for scientific competence and effective
communication skills in their weather presentations. In addition, Jared
graduated with honors from the University of Louisville Atmospheric
is thrilled to be forecasting the weather in his hometown. He was born
and raised in Henryville, Ind., about 20 minutes north of downtown
Louisville. Jared hopes that his knowledge of the Greater Louisville
area, stemming from living here his entire life, will prove to be
helpful during times of active weather.
his free time, Jared enjoys traveling and spending time with his family
and friends. He has a golden retriever, Gordon. Jared says that growing
up on his family's farm led him to appreciate nature in all its forms,
likely leading to his passion for weather at a very early age.
particular weather event in our area hit very close to home for Jared
on March 2, 2012, when an EF4 tornado struck his hometown of Henryville
and other southern Indiana communities. While his family took cover, he
was at WLKY helping keep viewers safe from the dangerous storms. Jared
is proud of his community, noting that he feels blessed to live where
there are so many caring people helping one another amid tragic
While he appreciates the occasional thunderstorm, Jared's favorite weather is sunshine and 80 degrees. Add in the palm trees and it’s easy to see why his favorite vacation destination is south Florida!