Lewis Turner is co-anchor of Good Morning Jacksonville and 11 p.m. meteorologist. He's been broadcasting the news and the weather at First Coast News since December 2010.
Lew loves anchoring the news and has a deep passion for storytelling. He works hard to tell the stories of the First Coast and has been nominated and won multiple storytelling Emmys as a result.
One of Lew’s favorite memories while working at First Coast News took place at the 2012 Olympics in London. There, while using his media credentials to watch the 100-meter finals, he ran into Usain Bolt. Mr. Bolt, who mistook him for an employee at the Olympic Stadium, asked Lewis to find him a jump rope just moments before going out and winning the gold medal. Surreal moments like that have been a blessing of his 16-year television career.
Getting to cover things like the Olympics, international NFL games, nudist colonies, hurricanes, PGA Tour events, elementary school field days, and massive protests, have made Lew extremely lucky to get to do a job he’s wanted since he was in 8th grade.
Prior to joining the First Coast News Team, he worked at news stations in Columbia, South Carolina, and St. Louis, Missouri. He earned his broadcasting degree from the University of South Carolina and earned his meteorology degree from the University of Mississippi.
Even more impressive than having a one-on-one conversation with Usain Bolt, is his family. Lewis has been with his wife, Annie for over 10 years and they have two children together, Ollie and Ruby.
In his spare time, Lew enjoys spending time with the family, hitting the gym, and trying to improve his short game on the golf course.