A trustworthy, authoritative voice during severe weather and tenured media personality, meteorologist Mark Collins has become a viewer favorite on the NBC and ABC weather segments in Jacksonville. He has embraced emerging forecasting technologies to help the way we plan our outdoor lives. A Sunshine State native, Mark has been anchoring weather for over 10 years in Florida.
Perhaps best known on WJXX's popular 7 pm newscast, Mark is also watched on WTLV and continues to flex his influence and creativity behind the camera as a computer specialist and innovator in the weather department. His considerable behind-the-scenes experience with WSI weather computers streamlines the efficiency of the weather team, and provides an advantage over other stations during wall-to-wall disruptive weather events. Mark embraces the new world of social media and Web 2.0 which is transforming the conventional television industry. He incorporates his blog, videos, and WSI graphics into other interactive content driving television stations revenue forward.
Mark Collins came to the Jacksonville market from Miami and rocketed into viewer's homes during the memorable record hurricane seasons of 2004 and 2005. Nonstop coverage capitalized on Mark's vast knowledge of tropical cyclones. While in Miami, he trained meteorologists on weather graphics and was a valuable resource covering severe weather on-air. He worked in the nations most prepared Weather Control broadcast center at WFOR and has implemented this effective streamlined set up in other markets.
Mark Collins breaks down the sometimes severe, ever-changing and massively complex weather patterns with charisma and authority. Mark makes a sunny day weathercast interesting with unique story angles. Off the air he is also a sought after speaker, talking to schools, companies, and organizations about weather phenomena and safety.