Jeff Penner

Meteorologist

I was born and raised in Kansas City. I have loved weather for as long as I can remember. My mother tells a story that when I was a toddler, I used to tear paper and make it blow around by moving doors back and forth. So yes, I am obsessed with the weather!

I went to the Barstow School from Pre-K through 12th grade and attended college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I received a Bachelors of Science in Meteorology.

I returned home to Kansas City, where I became an intern for another station in town. It is this station where I met Gary Lezak in 1992. I became a part-time weather producer until 1999. Gary moved to 41 Action News and brought me with him in 2000. I have worked at 41 Action News for nearly 20 years as a weather producer and now weekend morning meteorologist! Time is flying!

I met my wife, Edi, in 2004, and the story is interesting. Her brother is the best friend of Gary's partner Andy. Yes, we were set up on a blind date and the rest is history. We are the parents of a 12-year-old boy, Skyler. We are so proud of the young man he is becoming. His obsession with trains has remained the same since he was 3.

Yes, Gary Lezak has changed my life forever!

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