About Jim Cantore
James D. Cantore is a well-known meteorologist from Beacon Falls, Connecticut, USA.
Jim Cantore has been praised for his excellent weather reporting, which has contributed to an increase in ratings for The Weather Channel. He is a renowned figure in the weather industry who has covered major weather events and natural disasters live, including hurricanes (Ike, Gustav, Matthew, Irma, Katrina, Sandy, Laura, Rita, Floyd, and Isabel), snowstorms, and tornadoes.
Jim Cantore is the recipient of an NWA seal from the National Weather Association. He serves as the narrator of Storm Stories, a series that airs on The Weather Channel. Apart from his work on the Weather Channel, he has reported on events like the Winter X Games, the Space Shuttle Discovery launch, PGA tournaments, and NFL games. He has also made his mark by contributing to NBC programs such as 'Nightly News with Lester Holt' and 'TODAY.'
Keep reading to know more about Jim Cantore, including his early career, net worth, personal life, and career highlights.
Jim Cantore Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits
What is Jim Cantore’s net worth?
Meteorologist Jim Cantore has an estimated net worth of $4.5 million.
How much does Jim Cantore earn per year?
Jim Cantore's annual income is estimated to be around $65, 000.
Height, Age & Physical Attributes
How tall is Jim Cantore?
He is 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) tall.
How old is Jim Cantore?
He was born on February 16, 1964, which means that he is 58 years old as of 2022.
Childhood And Education
He is a native of Beacon Falls, Connecticut. He was raised by his father, James Anthony Cantore, and his mother Betty Cantore in White River Junction, Vermont. He is the eldest among four adopted children. He graduated from Lyndon State College with a bachelor’s degree in meteorology.
Family, Romance, And Relationships
Who is Jim Cantore's partner?
Jim Cantore is dating Britley Ritz, an award-winning meteorologist. He was previously married to Tamra Cantore until they divorced in 2009. The couple has two children together; their daughter Christina (born in 1993) and their son Ben (born in 1995). Tamra Cantore suffers from Parkinson's Disease, while his two children suffer from Fragile X Syndrome.
Career And Professional Highlights
Best Known For…
Jim Cantore's career took off when The Weather Channel hired him after he graduated from university. Jim has been a weather forecaster for over three decades. Cantore is well-known for his tenacious style, strong personality, and captivating journalism stories. His ability to report complex weather events in a simple manner has been highly acclaimed. He is also known for broadcasting extreme and severe weather conditions, specializing in field disaster coverage before, during, and after the storms.
Jim Cantore is a member of both the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society. He received the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist license from the American Meteorological Society in September 2011. Some of his earlier works for The Weather Channel include the famous Fall Foliage Forecast, which the audience loved. Another notable aspect of his career was his feature at the beginning of the ECHL's Stockton Thunder entrance video where he introduced himself as a meteorologist for The Weather Channel and claimed there was 'a 100% chance of thunder.'
Since 2008, Jim Cantore has filled in for Al Roker on The Today Show on multiple occasions. He is a co-anchor on America's Morning Headquarters, where he covers the latest forecast and weather news from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m ET.
As his children suffer from Fragile X syndrome, Jim Cantore does charitable work for FRAXA, the Fragile X Research Foundation, and the Parkinson’s Unity Walk. The weather forecaster was a celebrity cabinet member for the American Red Cross from November 2011 to August 2016. He has also contributed to several Make-a-Wish Foundation events.
What awards has Jim Cantore won?
Jim Cantore is the recipient of many awards for his work in the weather industry. For the innovative use of environmental satellite technology, he was honored with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration David S. Johnson Award in 2003.
Cantore was inducted into the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center Hall of Fame on February 2, 2013. In the same year, Jim was inducted into the Silver Circle of the National Television Academy of Arts & Sciences Southeast Chapter. Jim Cantore is an AMS Television Seal of Approval holder.
Cantore was elected a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society in 2014. On October 20, 2018, Jim Cantore was one of three inaugural honorees inducted into the Weather Hall of Fame at the National Weather Museum and Science Center in Norman, Oklahoma. In that same year, he was presented with an honorary doctorate from Lyndon State College. On November 7, 2019, he was inducted into The Atlanta Press Club Hall of Fame. In 2019, he and the rest of America's Morning Headquarters producers were awarded an Emmy for Outstanding Science, Medical or Environmental Report.
Jim Cantore’s Hobbies And Interests
Jim Cantore enjoys outdoor activities like skiing, golfing, gardening, and fishing. He enjoys going on vacations and spending time with his children.
Other Interesting Jim Cantore Facts And Trivia
- Jim Cantore created the TWC series 'It Could Happen Tomorrow', which premiered in January 2006.
- On one occasion when he was reporting an event live, he was forced to quickly dodge a flying piece of lumber. The video of the incident instantly went viral and was viewed on Twitter more than 500,000 times in the hour after it happened.
- His first on-air appearance took place in July 1986.
- His birthstone is Amethyst.
- His last name is pronounced as 'Can-Tour-E'.
- He hosted weather segments for NBC during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
- He was named James D. Cantore at birth.
- He is referred to as 'the rock star of meteorologists' by Algis Laukaitis of Lincoln Journal Star.
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