Kris Sommers is the Chief Meteorologist for 39 News. He was born and raised in Long Grove, Iowa. From a young age, he was always interested in the changing weather.
Kris graduated from Northern Illinois University with a bachelor's degree in Meteorology. During his junior year, he worked an internship at a TV station in Davenport, Iowa. After graduation, Kris was hired at that station to update the station website and also to do fill-in work for the weather department. He was eventually promoted to Weekend Meteorologist, and spent six years in that capacity. Kris then changed career paths and worked for an insurance company for seven years. He recently decided to get back into broadcasting the weather.
When Kris is not busy keeping up with the weather, he loves to spend his time outdoors, golfing, working out, and bowling. He has bowled several 300 games.Colorado State Rams fan.
WNBJ Chief Meteorologist
JBailey was born and raised in Garland, Texas. She grew up playing and watching sports with her family. She knew that she wanted to make sports part of her career.
Bailey graduated Cum Laude from the University of Houston with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Business Administration. In college, she got her first internship with KPRC, the NBC affiliate in Houston.
In her free time, she likes to watch sports and play video games with her friends.
Bailey's favorite teams are the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, Texas Rangers, and of course, the Houston Cougars.
WNBJ Sports Anchor
Camila Rueda joined the team as a multi media journalist in February of 2018. She graduated from the University of Oregon in June 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Communications. She found her passion for broadcasting while participating in Duck TV.
Camila is originally from Colombia and a native Spanish speaker. In her free time she enjoys trying new restaurants, traveling, and spending time with her puppy.
She is loving Jackson, Tennessee, and meeting the community.
Imani Williams is a native Jacksonian and was raised in Jackson her whole life.
Imani joined the 39 News team in August of 2019. She attended Middle Tennessee State University and graduated Cum Laude with a bachelors degree in Journalism and a minor in Political Science. While she was in college she joined Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated and is currently still an active member.
Imani enjoys listening to live music, traveling, volunteering, shopping, and cheering on the Blue Raiders. Imani is glad to start her journalism career in her hometown.