Growing up on the plains, you learn to keep an eye on the sky. In Jack Maney’s case, he couldn’t take his eyes off of it. Born and raised in Oklahoma City, severe weather was a fact of life. As a kid, he loved all things earth science, but it was tornadoes impacting the Oklahoma City metro on May 8th and 9th of 2003 that sparked a deep fascination with weather.
Over the years, that interest grew with every storm that blew through. Major tornado outbreaks hit close to home year after year from 2010 to 2013, when he witnessed a 2.6-mile-wide tornado from his front porch, the biggest one ever recorded anywhere. That experience removed all doubt: he would become a meteorologist.
Jack graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology and minors in Math and Broadcast Journalism. He worked for a time at KSN’s sister station in Lubbock, Texas before the winds brought him to Wichita to join the Storm Track 3 team in February of 2023.
Outside of work, Jack likes to keep busy with several hobbies including photography and playing guitar. He is a hockey fan (Go Bruins!) and has two pet birds at home, named Tsunami and Riptide.