Pedram Javaheri, or "P.J.", is a meteorologist and weather anchor for CNN International. He also appears regularly on CNN's 'Early Start' show and HLN's 'Morning Express with Robin Meade,' and occasionally anchors CNNI news shows. He is a member of both the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association.
During his time with CNN, Javaheri has had the opportunity to cover some of the biggest natural disasters in recorded history. In 2013 he extensively covered the strongest storm to have ever made landfall, Super Typhoon Haiyan, as it moved ashore across the Philippines. He was also among the first to report and cover one of the largest earthquakes and destructive tsunami's ever observed: a 9.1 quake off the coast of Japan that unleashed a deadly tsunami in 2011.
Prior to joining CNN International in June 2010, Javaheri served as a meteorologist and environmental reporter in central California. While there, he was nominated for a regional Emmy for outstanding achievement as a weather anchor. Prior to that, Javaheri served as chief meteorologist, overseeing all weather operations at a local station in the state of Utah.
Javaheri graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism with minor in Meteorology. He continued his meteorological education through Mississippi State University and earned a Certificate in Broadcast Meteorology.
Javaheri has always been around weather. His grandfathers on both sides of his family were meteorologists. He was born in Tehran, Iran to Turkish-Iranian parents and moved to the United States at the age of 10. He speaks Farsi, Turkish and English.
Javaheri lives in Atlanta with his wife and two sons, and enjoys running, hiking and basketball.