Bachelorette weatherman Jonathan Novack beat up while working at WSVN?

Bachelorette weatherman Jonathan Novack and Tim Johnston

One of the 25 guys competing for the heart of Ali Fedotowsky in season 6 of The Bachelorette is 30-year-old Jonathan Novack, a weatherman and on-air personality currently living and working in Houston, Texas.

Jonathan NovackOriginally from Boston, Jonathan’s career has moved him all over the country including stints with WAER in Syracuse, KCBD-TV in Lubbock and WSVN in Miami, Florida. I’m sure Jonathan did his fair share of tropical storm coverage while in Miami, but his extensive meteorological education didn’t help when Hurricane Tom rolled into town! Check out this email sent to the National Weather Service office in July of 2005:

WSVN Miami 7 News Meteorologist Tom Johnston was fired late yesterday following a physical fight with fellow weatherman Jonathan Novack in the weather office, according to some very close sources. Apparently the two went at it over vacation days and Tom grabbed Jonathan by the neck. Tom was fired, his bio removed from the website last night. Jonathan is the new weekend weathercaster. He was not seriously hurt.

And here’s another account:

Miami insiders tell FTVLive about a fight that broke out in the weather department. Word is that Weekend Nighttime weather guy Tom Johnston was fired from WSVN yesterday after getting into a fight with the weekend morning weather guy, Jonathan Novak It happened on Saturday afternoon around 4 or 5pm… details are still sketchy as to what went down., but one source says that Johnston wiped the floor with Novak over what they hear could have been some sort of scheduling conflict. Others say Novak simply got tired of Johnston hassling him and treating him like a child and confronted him in the weather office. Sources say that fists started to fly sometime after 4pm on Sunday. One source says that Novak comes running into the newsroom screaming something like “Look what he did, he just attacked me”… or something like that. The Executive Producer intervenes and one of the producers starts taking pictures of Novak’s ripped shirt with their cellphone. Johnston was booted and taken off the station’s website and all promos with him in them have been pulled.

Sounds like ol’ Jonathan “Chicken Legs” Novack (his own nickname for himself – watch the video HERE) got the hail kicked out of him! Partly pouty with a chance of punches raining down!

Jonathan didn’t get the weekend weathercaster job vacated by Johnston, but has since moved on and is currently a very successful weathergirl in Houston, Texas.

I looked into Tom Johnston and found this “highlight” reel on YouTube:

The last station I could find associated with Johnston is WFTX Fox 4 in Fort Myers. His Facebook and Twitter accounts say he is back in Miami, but he doesn’t appear to be doing television weather any longer. Perhaps he has moved on to his true calling of being an ultimate fighter!

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  • Debbie

    When watching the show last night and she gave a rose to Jonathan I thought hey he looks just like one of our weatherman in Houston. Rewatched it and decided to check out the names and much to my surprise it is him. He seems like and up front super guy and wish him all the best .Go get her Jonathan best of luck .Debbie Katy Tx.

  • vonzie

    seems like a fruitcake to me

  • I was in Fla when this incident happened and there was alot going around about Tom Johnston’s problem with anger management. Seems it’s happened around him before. I think Jonathan is coming off as a true gentleman which is rare these days. I’m sure the producers of this show create most of the drama anyhow.

  • Tricia Patterson

    Would like to have Jonathan’s email..he is a really a gentleman..

    • freddy

      I have his email address if you want it

    • MItch

      I actually got to meet the weather man you referring to and he is an interesting guy. If you would like me to send you his info I will. If you are the same Tricia that I think you are from Houston and very great person. It would be my pleasure.


  • CW

    Well, as cute as Jonathan Novack is- my gaydar went off big time. I did the song he played/wrote. As a singer/songwriter myself, I don’t say that lightly, or often.

  • lee go

    hmmmmm….he is really cute…. and a very nice person i think…. lol…. how i wish im a girl to be his wife…lol…. really… how i wish! ty

  • Sonia Brannen

    He was doing work here at WCSH but he died of apparent suicide