Emmy Award winning John Ahrens joined the Eyewitness News weather team in September of 2006.
John, an AMS certified broadcast meteorologist (CBM), is in his element in the center of a storm. During his years as a Meteorologist for WCBD-TV in Charleston, SC, John covered several hurricanes that plowed into the Carolinas including Isabel and Ophelia. He also went down to Mississippi to witness Katrina’s wrath.
Prior to coming to the Carolinas, John also served viewers as a Meteorologist at KTVO-TV in Kirksville, Missouri, right in the heart of “tornado alley.” He has taken viewers through numerous tornadoes, baseball size hail events and ice storms.
In 2002, John received the Seal of Approval from the American Meteorological Society. In 2009, he earned the American Meteorological Society's Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) designation, a professional recognition of the quality of his weather broadcasts. John also carries a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Kent State University.
When he is not at work, John enjoys running, sports, singing and the theater. He’s an avid Frank Sinatra fan and you may just catch him singing a few standards from time to time.