James Gilbert was born and raised in snow country of Upstate New York. Being from Rochester, James fell in love with weather because of lake-effect snow. Rochester regularly sees over 100 inches of snow in one winter season, and he wanted to know how it all worked.
James went on to study meteorology at Oswego State University, and graduated in May of 2013. Following that summer he worked briefly with TV3 Winchester, then moved down the valley and is now here at the Charlottesville Newsplex.
James loves to be outside and enjoys camping in the summer. He bikes whenever he can and enjoys playing the new sport of disc golf. Instead of going out to eat, James also enjoys cooking and entertaining. He is happy to be a part of the Newsplex and has fallen in love with the state of Virginia.