James grew up in Tulsa and has always been fascinated by the severe weather that seems to hit Tulsa with fearsome regularity.
James is an instrument-rated pilot and enjoys flying his Cessna Cardinal. James and his wife Robyn have two children and a golden retriever, Mia, who also loves to fly.
He also likes to cook and has even been a celebrity chef in Tulsa’s own Chef Fest.
James’s dad piled the family in the station wagon and toured the damage after each round of severe weather, and all that destruction made quite an impression on young James.
After graduating from Tulsa ‘s East Central High School, James headed to the University of Oklahoma and graduated with a degree in meteorology.
James has worked in Sherman, TX, Savannah, GA, Wichita, KS, Dallas, TX and in Tulsa, seeing and forecasting everything from tornadoes to hurricanes to blizzards. He has years of tornado chasing experience and is a severe weather and Doppler radar expert.
Megan McClellan joined the FOX23 Severe Weather Team in April 2016 from KTEN in Denison, TX where she focused on the forecast for Southern Oklahoma and North Texas.
Since joining the FOX23 Severe Weather Team, Megan has partnered with several local organizations including the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance and the American Parkinson Disease Association. She continues to expand our coverage of the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and has brought our viewers live scenes from Texas as Hurricane Harvey made landfall. While she was covering Hurricane Harvey, she reported on the damage and record-setting rainfall in (and around) Houston. During May and June of 2019, she covered the abnormally high rainfall that caused record flooding in Eastern Oklahoma with several creeks/rivers setting new crest records.
Megan considers herself a "Texas Girl, Born & Raised" but is familiar with Oklahoma weather. She attended the University of Oklahoma (Boomer Sooner!) getting a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology with minors in Math and General Business.
While at OU, Megan worked for the Oklahoma Mesonet, held officers positions in many student organizations, was a member of the Pride of Oklahoma Color Guard, and did weather for the on-campus newscast OU Nightly. She also presented research on how color tables and graphics affect decision making during severe weather at a national conference for meteorologists. Outside of her school classes, she gained valuable forecasting and broadcast experience during her time at OU Nightly and as an intern at the CBS affiliate in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Megan is an amateur radio license holder for fun but also practices emergency preparedness exercises with other license holders. She is also a member of the American Meteorologist Society (including secretary of the local Route 66 Chapter) and a member of the National Weather Association.
Megan is a member of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association.
In her free time, Megan enjoys spending time with her friends and family, watching movies, and shooting at the gun range.
If you have any weather (or STEM) questions, feel free to send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Seger joined the FOX23 Severe Weather Team in April 2008 from KTEN-TV in Denison, TX where he forecasted the weather for southern Oklahoma and north Texas.
While at KTEN-TV, he received honorable mention for best morning newscast from the Oklahoma Associated Press Broadcasters in 2006.
In 2007, the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters awarded Michael and the KTEN-TV morning news team as winner of the Non-Metro TV Newscast Award. Michael is also a member of the American Meteorological Society.
Michael earned a degree in Computer Art from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA in 1999 and he even had to evacuate from Hurricane Fran in 1996 and Hurricane Floyd in 1999. He holds a degree in Broadcast Meteorology from Valparaiso University where he was inducted into the meteorology honor society Chi Epsilon Pi. He also earned honors from the College of Adult Scholars, Alpha Sigma Lambda.
Michael is now happy to call Tulsa home. When he is not forecasting the weather for FOX23, Michael enjoys spending time with his family and friends, storm chasing, music and the arts, a round of golf, and rooting for the Indianapolis Colts.
Laura Mock joined the FOX23 Severe Weather Team in July 2017 from WHSV in Harrisonburg, VA where she forecasted the weather for the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia and parts of West Virginia.
Laura earned the designation of Certified Broadcast Meteorologist by the American Meteorological Society in 2016. She is also a member of the National Weather Association.
While in Virginia, she provided extended coverage of the historic Mid-Atlantic blizzard of January 2016 and numerous deadly floods. She was awarded Best Weathercast of the Year by the Virginias Associated Press for team coverage of the March 2015 snowstorm in Virginia.
She is no stranger to Oklahoma weather. Originally from Broken Arrow, Laura is thrilled to be back in Green Country and to forecast for the central plains again. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology and a minor in Broadcast Journalism. While at OU, she storm chased in her free time and interned at KOCO in Oklahoma City. She also spent three years forecasting for OU Nightly, a student run newscast.
In her free time, Laura enjoys being outdoors hiking and camping. She loves to travel across the country visiting National Parks.