- Tim Deegan (meteorologist)
name = Tim Deegan
birthname = Timothy William Deegan
birth_date = 1960
age = 47
status = Married
title = Chief Meteorologist
family = Yes
children = 3 Daughters
ethnic = White
religion = Catholic
credits = Evening Weather Anchor/Chief Meteorologist for
Timothy William "Tim" Deegan is currently the chief
meteorologistfor "First Coast News" on television stations WTLV/ WJXXin Jacksonville, Florida. Deegan presents the weather segments on "First Coast News", weeknights at 5:00pm, 5:30pm, 6:00pm and 11:00pm.cite web |url=http://www.firstcoastnews.com/inside/bios/news-article.aspx?storyid=51584 |title=First Coast News Tim Deegan Bio |accessdate=2008-02-18 |publisher= First Coast News]
Born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, Tim graduated from
Texas A&M Universityin College Station, Texas with a bachelors of science degree in meteorology. He was an avid surfer in college, taking several trips to Baja California to take on the waves there.
Deegan is a membercite web |url=http://www.ametsoc.org/memdir/seallist/get_listofcbm.cfm |title=List of Certified Broadcast Meteorologists |accessdate=2008-02-18 |publisher=
First Coast News] of the American Meteorological Societyand the broadcast carries their coveted "Seal of Approval".
Deegans first weatherman job was with station
KBTX-TVwhen he was still in college. The show was "Good Morning, Bryan & College Station" where he gave the weather forecast beginning at 5:30am--a show mainly for farmers. At the end of the show each day, Tim went off to class.
When Tim Deegan started at WTLV in 1982, he was 22 years old with blonde hair and he loved to surf. He has been doing the weather (and surf) forecast in Jacksonville for over 25 years. Deegan originally started at WTLV as the main weather anchor for the station's morning show, "Good Morning Jacksonville." Later he became the station's Chief Meteorologist. [ [http://www.firstcoastnews.com/inside/50th/news-article.aspx?storyid=90555 First Coast News: Sept 5, 2007-Vintage Tim Deegan] ]
Tim tries to visit one school per week to teach kids about weather. He will also recount his trip with the
Hurricane Huntersinto Hurricane Gilbertin September, 1988.
Tim has 3 children (Shawn, Emily & Corryn) with his previous wife, Kathleen, [ [http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/061699/nes_b2longen.html Florida Times-Union: June 16, 1999-A weatherman checks the weather] ] who has primary custody in Davis, California. He occasionally mentions them in his daily weather segment.
First Coast News(FCN) anchor Donna Hickenin 2002. She was previously married to FCN Sports Director Dan Hicken, and the three of them are on the same news show weekdays at 11pm. Donna, on October 29th, 2007, finally changed her stage nameto "Deegan" on the evening news. This also coincided with a complete graphics package change for FCN.
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