The Metro Spirit in Augusta featured Jay Jefferies as a "Jay of all Trades" in September 2007. If you get a chance to peek inside Jay's world, you'll find they have uncovered the truth!
A long-time Augusta forecaster, Jay Jefferies joined NBC 26 News in May 2006 as weekend forecaster after several years as Morning Forecaster on WRDW-TV. In between working at those stations, Jay served as Director of Public Relations and Research at Paine College. Presently, he is known for his segment on NBC 26 News, "Where in Augusta is Jay Jefferies?" and for his educational and informational weather forecasting on the morning show.
Leaving a career that spanned over 20 years in radio broadcasting, Jay began his weather career in Beaumont, Texas. From there he moved to Augusta for several years and then in 1998 left to work for AccuWeather in State College, Pennsylvania. He had opportunities to provide live national weather reports on MSNBC and travel the world installing weather systems and training meteorologists. Before returning to Augusta, he also worked for stations in Albany, Georgia and Columbia, South Carolina.
Truly a Jay of all trades, when he's not on television, he can be spotted working at Mays Mortuary or playing the drums for "the greatest church in the world", Second Providence Baptist Church (SPBC) in North Augusta.
His service to the community goes beyond his forecast and beyond the CSRA . He can be seen hosting and co-hosting many events including Faculty Follies in Gray, Georgia, various pageants in GA and SC, and his annual "Drum-A-Thon" to benefit a charity of his choice, plus countless others. He has been honored by the Georgia Association of Broadcasters for TV Personality of the Year; chosen by nationally syndicated talk show host Tom Joyner's for Real Fathers Real Men; SPBC's Father of the Year (2006); and many more. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Ronald McDonald House in Augusta.
Jay and his wife, Bonita, live in Augusta with their two children, Jaida and Jaden.
JUST THE FACTS
Most memorable TV Appearance: There are several but joining Dave Price on "The Early Show" in New York was tremendous!
Favorite NBC Program: Deal or No Deal
Favorite Movie: Journey to the Center of the Earth
Dream Job: To host a game show or children's show
Role Model: Jesus
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Kids: Jaida and Jaden
Hobbies: Golf, watching sci-fi and action movies, traveling, playing with my children
Favorite Food: Crab legs
Favorite Destination: Jamaica
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