Jim Farrell

Professional Experience

1992 to present: Meteorologist, WINK News. Previously worked at WTSP-TV in Tampa, 1990 to 1992; in Fort Myers, 1982 to 1990; and taught science at North Fort Myers High School, 1981 to 1982.

Awards & Recognition

Member and CBM Sealholder, American Meteorological Society. Received Silver Circle Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for 25+ years of contributions and exemplary service to the television industry.

News Philosophy

#1 – Get it right. #2 – See #1.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Service

Boating, fishing and convertibles.


Bachelor’s degree from West Chester State University. Meteorology course work from the University of Kansas and Mississippi State University.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

The people, the fish and the weather, of course!


Broomall, Pa.

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How Hurricane Irma may be a factor in red tide and algae outbreak

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