Jeff Andrews joined the KPLC 7 News First Alert Weather team from WTVQ-TV in Lexington, Ky., where he was Chief Meteorologist. Jeff is a native of Madison, Wis. - more known for snow versus the heat and humidity that Southwest Louisiana is known for.
Jeff is not unfamiliar to Louisiana, though - he was working at KNOE in Monroe during the active 2020 hurricane season. He has also lived in Alabama and Tennessee, among other places, so the heat is not new to him.
Jeff had an unusual fascination with the weather in grade school. His parents bought him a weather station to go with the other odd weather instruments he used to gather weather mornings before school. As he made his way through grade school and high school, Jeff did a lot of public speaking - church, talent shows, and sporting events. Weather took to the background as he embarked on a long radio career that took him coast-to-coast. The opportunity to do television weather was inevitable.
In 2015, Jeff joined the weather team at WTVO in Rockford, Ill. From there, stops at KRCR in Redding-Chico, Calif., Oregon, Wisconsin, sister-station KNOE in Monroe, then Kentucky. In addition to a bachelor of science degree in meteorology from Mississippi State, Jeff has degrees in political science, public administration-policy analysis, small city analysis, and business management.
Jeff moved to Lake Charles with his rescue cats Sonny and Janice. Outside of walking the cats (he really does, and without a leash), he spends outside work time at the gym and sightseeing.