Tim Simpson grew up in Middleton, Tennessee, about an hour east of Memphis.
He’s a graduate of Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina, and studied meteorology through the Broadcast Meteorology Program at Mississippi State University.
Tim started in television weather at a station in Greenville, South Carolina, and then moved to Huntsville, Alabama.
In 1994, Tim moved back to the Mid South and joined News Channel 3 as Chief Meteorologist. He holds the National Weather Association’s Seal of Approval, and in 1997 he was honored with an Emmy Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in Weathercasting. He picked up a second Emmy Award in 2009 for his coverage of the Super Tuesday tornadoes of 2008.
Tim forecasts the weather for News Channel 3 at 4, 4:30, 6 each weekday. But forecasting weather is only part of his job, he also speaks at schools, churches and civic groups around the Mid-South about weather and severe weather in particular. When severe weather strikes, you’ll most likely see Tim broadcasting live on News Channel 3.
If there’s a tornado warning for any of our counties we stay on for the duration of that warning, making sure that our viewers have the life saving information they need. Tim says, “While severe weather cut-ins can be an inconvenience to some, I can’t tell you the number of people I’ve met through the years who credit our coverage with saving their lives during a tornado event. We know for a fact that our coverage can make a difference between life and death for those in the path of a tornado.
In his free time Tim enjoys shooting and editing videos. He is an instrument rated private pilot and enjoys any time he can spend in the cockpit. For Tim, flying is a great stress reliever. He and his wife Leah have 5 children and are almost “empty-nesters.”
Tim also hosts the popular Pass It On segment seen each Tuesday night at 10PM.