Jon Shaner

Jon Shaner


Jon Shaner, FOX 17 Meteorologist

Many natives will tell you that forecasting the weather around West Michigan is one of the toughest jobs possible.  It might be challenging, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.  After all, I’m a native of the Kalamazoo area, proud to come back home in 2006 to help launch FOX 17 Morning News.

Before that, I spent time working in South Bend and Battle Creek, where I put in the training and experience to earn the AMS Television Seal of Approval.  South Bend is also where my daughter Madeleine was born; my kids are the other big reason I love to call this area home.  I have three now: Madeleine, Colin, and Brendan.  We spend a lot of time running around to the usual family stuff like sporting events, but try to relax with a bike ride or walk around the neighborhood whenever we can.  My wife, Andrea, runs a nonprofit youth field hockey club, and much of my free time is spent “volunteering” as her secretary.

Andrea and I met at Ball State University, where we both graduated with degrees in Telecommunications and Meteorology.  Those years were a blast – I studied for a term at Oxford University, and I was one of the first BSU students to have a news story air on CNN and make the USA Today All-College Academic Team.

Even though I’m on TV four hours each weekday, you’re actually just as likely to see me in places you might not expect – umpiring a high school baseball game, behind a guitar in the band at church, or searching for my lost golf ball in the rough… or the woods… or that pond over there…

Beautiful Easter Weather; Rain Returns Monday
Warmer, Mainly Dry Easter Weekend
UPDATE: Moderate Flooding Forecast for Muskegon River in Newaygo County