Maria Molina is an American Meteorologist who stormed into fame for working with the Fox News Channel. She spent 6 years at the network from 2010 to 2016 and is now pursuing her Ph.D. at Central Michigan University. Molina is also a graduate research assistant at the very university.
Molina definitely falls under the bracket of beauty with brains. She is a member of the American Meteorological Society and was extremely famous for her work on Fox and Friends. The beautiful young lady is very passionate about science and communication. This love for meteorology goes back to her early life in South Florida. Let us now get to know more about her.
Maria Molina: Early Life and Education
Maria Molina was born on the 7th of April, 1987 in Nicaragua, South Florida. Molina holds an American nationality and hails from a Nicaraguan ethnicity. Maria spent most part of her early life in Florida where she became a big fan of baseball. She used to love playing this sport with her father and a brother.
Coming to her academics, Maria went on to join the University of Florida to study meteorology. In more recent years, she became a student at Columbia University and graduated from the institution. However, Molina is now a Ph.D. candidate who is studying at the Central Michigan University.
Maria Molina: Career
From a very young age, Maria was fascinated by the powers of mother nature. She was only 5-years old when Hurrican Andrew (Category 5) struck the state of Florida. This was too big a disaster for a child to comprehend and scared Maria. However, it too was the reason that made her pursue a career in meteorology. Molina joined the Fox News Channel in October 2010. Before joining the network, she used to teach 7th Grade Earth and Space Science at North Broward Academy of Excellence in Miami.
Whilst at Fox, she was serving as the national weather forecast reporter for many news programmes. She was also handled with the task of reporting weather news for Fox News Radio. Her major work was with weather and the climate but she did tackle issues regarding news and entertainment for Fox News Latino too.
Maria Molina: Personal Life
Now coming to her love life, Maria first met Reed Timmer in 2004 while she was on an assignment to cover a tornado in Mayflower, Arkansas. Timmer and Maria are two very similar people as he is a storm chaser for AccuWeather. From their very first encounter, Maria and Reed both fell for each other and began dating soon after. They even got engaged in the same year and Timmer had his friend capture his proposal with a tornado in the background. However, the gusty wind never showed up.
Caption: Maria and Reed wed near an active volcano.
Despite the change in weather, it never stopped their plans. Maria got married to Reed on the 26th of December, 2015. The ceremony was held in Nicaragua at Masaya Volcano National Park. It was Molina’s favorite place in the world and she was born in Nicaragua, which was, even more, the reason to choose this precise location. Similarly, the two share a passion for extreme weather, and just like that, it became a perfect place for them.
Maria Molina: Net Worth and Social Media
As of 2018, Maria is no longer working for Fox News and is busy pursuing her Ph.D. She has been trying to focus more on her education but also works as a Freelance TV Meteorologist from time to time. She is certainly a meteorologist in demand and has earned a lot of fame and respect from her work. There is also no doubt that she will be back in action very soon. Maria is definitely one of the best in the business and that too demands a good fortune. As per estimations, Molina has a net worth of $2 million.
Maria is also active on social media platforms like Instagram. She uses the platform to post pictures of her personal life, work and even endorses and advertises brands which earn her a significant amount of income. However, a majority of her posts deal with meteorology and astronomy. You can also go find her on Twitter where she will keep you updated in major events of her life and share her views on various topics.