Jerry Hume is a news reporter for Spectrum News 13 covering Orlando, Kennedy Space Center and all of Central Florida.

Jerry joined News 13 in 2012 as a bureau reporter on Florida's Space Coast. From shark attacks and mega-cruise ships to hurricanes and the ailing health of the Indian River Lagoon, there's not a story Jerry didn't cover in Brevard County.

In 2015, his reporting on efforts to help the suffering Indian River Lagoon earned him top honors from the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters.

Jerry also covers the space industry extensively. He was there for the retirement of the space shuttles. One of his career highlights is sitting in the cockpit of Shuttle Atlantis just days before it was closed up for display.

He also has reported on the rise of commercial space companies. He was live when the first SpaceX cargo mission launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Now based in Orlando, Jerry still specializes in space reporting, covering the highs and lows. He was live on the air when a Falcon 9 rocket exploded just minutes after launch in 2015.

You can also catch Jerry anchoring on Spectrum News 13; filling-in on mornings, afternoons, nights and weekends.

On one particular September morning in 2016, he anchored extensive breaking news coverage when another Falcon 9 rocket blew up on the launch pad.

He also anchored from the Kennedy Space Center for the historic first launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket in 2018.

Jerry loves to cover the news in Central Florida because it's such a unique place. One day he'll be interviewing Mickey and Minnie at Walt Disney World, the next day he'll be covering a brush fire.

He's also proud to call Central Florida home after seeing our community rally together following horrific tragedies and troubling natural disasters. He spent a lot of sweat and tears covering Hurricanes Matthew and Irma, and the Pulse Nightclub attack.

Before joining News 13, Jerry worked as a Capitol News Reporter at the ABC affiliate in Tallahassee, WTXL.

He started his career in his home town of Marquette, Michigan, as a reporter and anchor at NBC affiliate WLUC.

Jerry and his wife Daniella live in Seminole County. They love to spend time with their families, visit Mickey at Disney World, lay out at the beach, travel the world, eat Italian food and take lots and lots of pictures.