Tommie Owens joined the 13 WREX team in November of 2018. Joining the 13 Weather Authority is his first step in fulfilling his dream of being a broadcast meteorologist.
Tommie was born in Montgomery, Alabama, but was raised just outside the state Capitol in the city of Prattville. He has lived in the South his entire life, so adjusting to the Midwest weather is one his biggest challenges that lie ahead.
As a young child , he spent many hours mesmerized by the many fields of Earth sciences. However, he took the most interest in the weather by watching frequent summer thunderstorms and the hurricanes that took place along the Gulf Coast. Tommie decided to become a meteorologist and enrolled at the University of South Alabama. During his time at South Alabama, he got to intern with WSFA in Montgomery, Ala. and learn from WKRG in Mobile, Ala. Now, he is happy to be in the Midwest and to be a part of the team.
Besides looking at weather models, Tommie loves to read, watch movies (Disney and romantic comedies), and decorate and make burlap wreaths.
Little known facts about Tommie:
- He loves to watch foreign dramas (Korean dramas mainly).
- Astronomy is another field that he is truly passionate about.
- He was an avid percussionist in high school and played instruments like the marimba, vibraphone, and xylophone.
- He is a huge Disney fanatic and has been to Disney World 6 times.