Jarod Floyd is the Chief Meteorologist for NBC10/FOX 14 News. Before becoming Chief Meteorologist in April 2008, Jarod had been the meteorologist for NBC10 News Today since June 2006. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Louisiana-Monroe.
Before moving to Louisiana, Jarod was born and raised in North Little Rock, Arkansas. As a child, his attention was first drawn to weather at the age of five. From then on, he could be seen standing at the chalkboard as early as the first grade giving weather reports to his class and teachers.
Numerous weather events have drawn Jarod closer to his profession. Growing up, two different tornado outbreaks in central Arkansas (March 1, 1997 and January 21, 1999) peaked his curiosity. Jarod was also part of ULM’s Hurricane Research Team that saw first-hand the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in August 2005.
Jarod and his team have provided breaking weather information for many of the biggest ArkLaMiss weather events in recent memory, including Hurricanes Gustav, Isaac, Laura, and Delta, the March 2016 Floods, and the Winter Storm of 2021. He’s led weather teams that have covered countless tornadoes, including the 2019 Ruston Tornado, the 2020 Easter Tornadoes, and the 2014 Columbus Day tornado, among many others.
Jarod is multi-year Best of the Delta award winner, and won Best Weathercast-Small Market at the 2021 Louisiana Association of Broadcasters Prestige Awards.
Jarod and his wife, Sarah, live with their son, Caden, in Monroe. He is an avid supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and hosts the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway each year.
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