Jonathan Lowe is so happy to be back in his home state and hometown after spending six years working as a journalist in other parts of the U.S. Now that he is back in familiar territory, he is excited and anxious to cover the stories that matter most to the lives of the people of North Carolina.
This isn’t Jonathan’s first stint with Spectrum News. His first “tour of duty” with the company happened when the company was known as “News 14 Carolina.” He spent two years in Greensboro after being part of the team that launched the Triad channel in 2006. Following that, he was promoted to the Charlotte newsroom where he worked for two years.
After leaving North Carolina, Jonathan first moved to Saginaw, MI to work for the CBS affiliate there as an anchor and reporter. He spent 3 years there covering blizzards, Michigan’s place in the 2008 presidential election, as well as the American auto industry’s recovery following the 2008 recession.
Jonathan then moved to Phoenix, AZ and spent nearly 3 years working as a reporter for the CBS affiliate. Living and working in the “Valley of the Sun” was a true lesson in adjusting to extreme heat. During the summer, it’s not unsual for the high temperature to exceed 110-degrees. Despite that, Jonathan covered numerous wildfires. He also helped lead his station’s coverage of the investigation into shootings along the city’s major interstate.
Born and raised in Charlotte, when Jonathan is not at work, he is likely spending time with his partner of 6 years and their 2 dogs and cat. Jonathan is a long-time member of the National Association of Black Journalists.