Jason Mikell is an anchor, traffic reporter, and meteorologist for KVUE news in Austin, Texas.
Jason joined KVUE in January 2018 from previously working in Lima, Ohio as Chief Meteorologist. His career in meteorology began in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania holding dual internships with National Weather Service and WTXF In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Prior to launching a career in meteorology, Mikell worked in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as a corporate recruiter for a healthcare staffing agency and also the creative industry. Having grown up in South Mississippi, he was always devoted to his fascination and love of severe weather due to living first-hand through some of the nation’s most memorable and threatening storms: Hurricane Katrina, Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Rita.
Mikell has received numerous awards in his lifetime including a State Championship victory, raising over $7,500 in the Real Men Wear Pink campaign for breast cancer through the American Cancer Society, the Ohio School Boards Association Media Honor Roll and even a Best Handwriting Contest. He is former “Big” with the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, a current member of the Gamma Theta Upsilon fraternity, the Phi Theta Kappa fraternity, the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association and serves as a Board Member for the Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce.