Ken South, REALTOR®
Recognized by many as Jackson’s favorite meteorologist, Ken’s love of houses has been fostered since a very young age having a real estate broker for a dad.
A native of the Magnolia State, born in Houston, MS and raised in Natchez, Ken earned his B.S. degree in Meteorology from Jackson State University, while also assisting in research at the Stennis Space Center. Ken also spent time with the National Weather Service, where his main responsibilities included recording forecasts for NOAA Weather Radio, assisting in radiosonde observations, and helping create river stage forecasts.
Ken began his broadcasting career in the fall of 1990 at WXVT in Greenville as a weekday reporter and weekend meteorologist and eventually became Chief Meteorologist. After a year at WTVM in Columbus, GA, Ken returned home to Mississippi as the weekend meteorologist for WJTV 12.
Ken joined the morning team in January 2001 and became Chief Meteorologist in 2013. Ken was awarded Best Weathercast in Mississippi by the Associated Press in both 2001 and 2010 and Best Weather Anchor in Mississippi for 2013 and 2014.
When Ken is not out showing houses or contemplating a new rehab project with his father, you can find Ken in his Fondren garden or around his kitchen canning the harvest.
In his spare time he plays tennis and volunteers with ARF of MS. He has one rescue dog from ARF, one from CARA, one adopted stray and a senior cat. Ken has also served as a board member of The Center Players Community Theatre in Madison and was involved in raising money and awareness for MS HeARTS Against AIDS from 2002 to 2011.