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Jay Prater, KAKE

  • Published Sunday, June 10, 2012, at 8:39 a.m.
  • Updated Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at 7:35 p.m.

Jay Prater

KAKE, Channel 10, managing meteorologist

Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama.

Why you went into this business: My freshman year of high school, I met a new student (whose) father was the news director at WBRC-TV, the ABC affiliate in Birmingham. One day he asks if I’d like to go to the station for a tour and watch a newscast. I did and was instantly hooked!

Your alternate career choice: Still occasionally daydreaming of the lifestyle of a professional or airline pilot.

Favorite type of weather: I love a clear, crisp and cool fall day with only a light breeze. Not just pleasant to experience, but also easy to forecast.

What keeps you up at night: I’m pretty sure I’m not the only parent that wonders if “Daddy” is always going to have a job to support their family. With the explosion of digital media, it’s conceivable that a majority will no longer care about seeing a familiar face.

One thing few people know about you: I have a XBOX Live Gamerscore greater than 17,000.

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