Jim Cantore is one of the most famous names when you look at the world of meteorology. Like Sheena Praveen, he has been reporting weather for The Weather Channel (TWC) and viewers look upon him to be the authoritative figure when the forecasts turn dire.
Cantore throughout the years has been a reputed journalist in America. His work after working with the American satellite Television channel made Cantore famous. In addition to his involvement for the Weather Channel, Jim has also been covering extraordinary events like Hurricane Katrina, Gustav, and Isabel. For the work he has been doing, Cantore was also awarded the NOAA award in 2002.
Jim Cantore: Early Life, Education, and Career
Jim Cantore was born on the 16th of 1964, in Beacon Falls, Connecticut. He, however, was raised in Vermont with his siblings, and friends. The 54-year-old belongs to American nationality and is ethnically white. He was born in a supportive family that never hindered the decisions he made.
For his education, Jim went to the Lyndon State College and he graduated in the year 1986. After graduating he got straight into the world of broadcasting and received his first job as an intern in the Weather Channel for forecasting.
Jim ever since starting has been a major player in the world of weather reporting. He first rose to fame for covering over 5 hurricanes which included the likes of Andrews and Katrina. Cantore had the chance to report in the Winter X games and PGA tournaments. One of his careers biggest reporting was seen when he covered the launch of Space Shuttle Discovery on August 30th, 1984.
For his contribution to the weather community, his name was bestowed in the AMS Television Seal of Approval and is also a member of National Weather Association. He was also among the American Meteorological Society and has a membership. Cantore has even been presented with awards for his excellent work; in 2004, he got the NOAA-David S. Johnson Awards. He was also in the video, ‘ItsAmazingOutThere’ by the Weather Channel and the video went viral and has over 4.5 million views.
Jim Cantore: Personal Life, Charity Work, and Love Life
Jim is currently single but he was previously in a relationship with Tamara Cantore. These two were colleagues after meeting at TWC. Cantore after a few months of romantic relationship gave her a ring and he married Tamara soon after. Jim has two children with Tamara- Christina his daughter was born in 1993 and Ben was born in 1995.
The family was leading a happy life but later Tamara had the Parkinson’s Disease. To add to the injury, their both children then had Fragile X syndrome. Their marriage then had to end and the two split up in 2007.
Cantore is a very charitable man who stands up for the right cause. He has involved himself with different charity events for the disease which his wife and children had to endure.
Jim, according to speculations, is in a relationship with Alexandra Steele. But these are still rumors and have not been proven. However, Cantore focuses on his career and is a private person who likes to keep his personal life away from work.
Jim Cantore: Net Worth and Social Media
Cantore currently has a net worth of around $4 million which is an impressive figure. He has been constantly striving to provide the American community with best weather news and forecasts. He also makes a lot from his media channel and sponsors some famous brands.
Jim has marked his involvement in charitable work and organizations. He takes part in social works as well and seems to love to help people. He participates in the activities of “Make a Wish Foundation”. The foundation helps poor African and Asian communities with food and clothes. Cantore even serves as the celebrity cabinet member in the American Red Cross Society.
Cantore is an active user of social media networking sites and uses Instagram more. He has over 52k followers on the platform and most of his posts focus on his personal life and some are just endorsements.