The people of Dayton, Ohio, rely on Jamie Jarosik for the most up-to-date weather information. So when the WDTN 2 NEWS meteorologist was MIA for more than two weeks, they were concerned and wondered what happened to Jamie Jarosik. Thankfully, Jarosik and WDTN-TV have given an update on why the weather anchor is absent. Read on to know the full details.
Jamie Jarosik’s Education and Career
Jamie Jarosik graduated from Ohio University and Mississippi State University. She is a Storm Team 2 meteorologist for 2 News Today at WDTN-TV.
Jarosik landed her first job in August 1998 as a chief forecaster for KTVH-TV in Helena, Montana. After that, she had brief stints with WIFR-TV in Rockford, Illinois, and WCHS-TV in Charleston, West Virginia.
In 2001, Jarosik relocated to Dayton, Ohio, and joined WDTN under her then-name, Jamie Krumheuer. After three years, she moved to Kansas City, Missouri as a weekend meteorologist for KSHB.
She returned to Storm Team 2 in October 2006, and there has been no looking back since then. Her ardent followers in Dayton rely on her for all the weather forecasts.
Meteorologist Jamie Jarosik’s Health Update
Recently, Jamie Jarosik has been missing in action from WDTN, and many have been concerned about her absence. Especially since the meteorologist was diagnosed with breast cancer almost two years ago.
Unfortunately, the weather anchor’s absence is due to undergoing a fifth surgery. But Jarosik’s doing well and has created a Facebook page, Jamie’s Journey, to share her breast cancer story.
After undergoing surgery on February 8, 2023, she posted, “My doctors say the surgery went great! Post-op recovery was slow, as it look me a long time to come out of anesthesia… I was awake, just couldn’t keep my eyes open!! I’m resting at home, now… with my rock star husband doing everything to keep our household running! My parents are bringing dinner; sooo grateful we still get to eat healthy meals! I’m just bummed to miss my daughter’s 2nd tournament game this evening!! Go Birds!!”
Recently, Jarosik shared her cancer journey with 2 News Today anchor Lauren Wood. This recent surgery is a revision surgery that removes scar tissues, among other things. As a result, numerous sites require healing.
But the good news is that Jarosik also had her port removed (a plastic disc placed underneath a patient’s skin to feed medication intravenously).
The meteorologist places a high priority on her emotional well-being. Now after the cancer is gone, Jamie Jarosik is working on her mental health recovery with the continued support of her family and friends, whom she credits for helping her stay positive for so long.