News15 Chief Meteorologist Jason Nappi comes to Acadiana from Charlotte, NC where he was a meteorologist for Spectrum News. During his time in Charlotte, Nappi anchored two hour wall-to-wall tornado coverage in October of 2017 and tracked snowstorms during the Winter.
He has also had stops in Spartanburg, SC at WSPA-TV; Augusta, GA at WJBF-TV; Oak Hill, WV at WOAY-TV; Portland, ME at WMTW-TV; Manchester, NH at WMUR-TV; Elmira, NY at WETM-TV; and New York City at WPIX-TV.
In December of 2013, Nappi was awarded the AMS CBM by the American Meteorological Society. The AMS CBM is awarded to those that have passed rigorous testing in their knowledge and communication of meteorology.
In 2002 Jason graduated from the State University of New York at Oneonta with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in meteorology. The weather is Jason’s biggest passion, but cooking from scratch is a close second. If you see him around Acadiana please don’t hesitate to say hello.
Born and raised in Saint Martin Parish, Jamie graduated from Breaux Bridge High School in 1997 and attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he studied mass communication. Jamie later graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Saint Leo University in Tampa, Fla. He also has an associates degree in Spanish from the Defense Language Institute.
During his time at UL he also worked at KATC-TV 3 as the assignment editor and news producer. He later became a reporter at a Lake Charles television station and freelanced print reporting. In 2004, Jamie joined the United States Army as an intelligence analyst. In early 2017 and decided to return home to southwest Louisiana. Jamie joined the News 15 team in March 2017.
Jamie is married with three daughters, who definitely keep him busy. His family also consists of his black lab Oreo, his puggle Stormageddon and his cats Walter and Billie. He spends a lot of his free time doing DIY projects and he’s a huge sports fan.
Grace was born in Jackson, Mississippi and raised in Southern California. She graduated from UC Davis, earning a double major in English and Communications. She continued her education, receiving her Certificate of Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University.
She comes to Cajun Country from Eugene Oregon where she was an Anchor/Reporter for KEZI 9 News. Before that, she was an Associate Producer/Writer for CBS2 and KCAL9 in Los Angeles. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, paddle boarding, and spending time with her family and friends.