David Heckard

Assistant chief meteorologist

David Heckard is The Weather Authority's Assistant Chief Meteorologist. David joins News4JAX anchors Tarik Minor on News4JAX at 4 pm and Tarik and Joy Purdy on News4JAX at 6:30 pm, in addition to News4JAX.com and News4JAX+.

David spent several years as a meteorologist at Spectrum News 13, the 24-hour cable news operation serving the Orlando area. Before that, David worked at WZVN-TV in Fort Myers, WEHT-TV in Evansville, Indiana, and WXVT-TV in Greenville, Mississippi. 

After spending nine years in Florida, David has plenty of experience covering the tropics, tornadoes and fast-approaching afternoon thunderstorms.