Jonathan Lowe is a true southerner. He was born and raised in the southeast, Charlotte, NC specifically, so he brings a bit of southern hospitality and charm to the desert southwest.
He paid his dues as an assignment editor at WFMY News 2 in Greensboro, NC and then as an multimedia journalist with News 14 Carolina for four years. While there, the Associated Press recognized him as "Rookie of the Year." Most recently, he spent three years in Saginaw, MI at WNEM TV5. He started as a hard-working and dogged reporter, and "rose up through the ranks" to become a weekend evening anchor, and then a weekday anchor. Jonathan says his career has afforded him some great opportunities, many of which came without asking.
Though he's now settled in the Valley, there are stories that he's covered that continue to shape his work as journalist: the officers-involved shooting of a homeless man that was caught on camera and the sweeping layoffs of large numbers of police, teachers, and firefighters because of budget constraints. Jonathan covered the 2008 presidential election and met President Barack Obama, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, Sen. John McCain, and Sarah Palin. During the 2012 election cycle, he interviewed former Gov. Mitt Romney.
Jonathan is a proud member of the National Association of Black Journalists, as well as the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association.
Jonathan says in the last three years, or so, he learned how to cook a mean turkey lasagna! His brother-in-law taught him how to ski and he is looking forward to jumping on the Flagstaff slopes this winter. Other than that, Jonathan likes to spend time at home cuddling with Gracie, his chocolate lab he rescued two years ago.
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Jonathan is excited to find and tell the stories that matter most to the people of the Valley. Feel free to drop him a line at email@example.com any time you hear of something that may be newsworthy. He would love to hear from you.