Editor and writer covering weather and climate Education: University of Virginia, BA in environmental science, 1998; University of Wisconsin, MS in atmospheric science, 2000
Jason Samenow has loved weather since he was a boy. At the University of Virginia, he earned a degree in environmental science, focusing in atmospheric science. He went on to earn a master’s degree in atmospheric science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2000.
Samenow is The Washington Post’s weather editor. From 2000 to September 2010, he worked as a climate change analyst for the federal government, monitoring, analyzing and communicating the science of climate change. He founded CapitalWeather.com in early 2004, the first professional weather blog on the Internet, which became part of The Post in 2008.
Samenow is a past chairman of the D.C. Chapter of the American Meteorological Society and a Weather and Society Integrated Studies Fellow. He earned the Digital Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association.
Honors & Awards:
National Weather Association, Digital Seal of Approval
Professional Affiliations: American Meteorological Society, National Weather Association