Jim Cantore is an American meteorologist and is works for the channel named The Weather Channel. A sneak peek into his life and growing years as well as his career!
Jim Cantore and his early years
Jim Cantore’s full name is James ‘Jim’ D. Cantore and he was born on 16 February 1964 in Beacon Falls, Connecticut. He is 54 years of age now and was primarily raised in White River Junction in Vermont, As regards his parents and siblings, there is no information.
After his high school, Jim joined the Lyndon State College and graduated in 1986. He holds an American nationality and is a Native American.
Jim Cantore and his career
Soon after his college graduation, Jim Cantore landed his first job and this was with The Weather Channel. Jim Cantore has continued to work at the same place and is a well-known face on the channel.
Jim is known to simplify matters related to the weather. He breaks down the complicated weather events and makes use of terms which an average viewer of the show can understand. He has reported on several severe weather-related events and his presence and reporting have helped raise the ratings of the channel.
He has done field coverage of such severe weather events such as Hurricane Katrina, Gustav, Isabel, Rita, Andrew, Mitch, Floyd, Bonnie, Irene, Irma, Sandy, and Matthew. In his early days with the channel, Jim had developed people’s favorite Fall Foliage Forecast. He also has done reporting for Winter X Games, PGA tournaments, NFL games and more. He holds membership of several weather associations in the US. He has also received several prestigious awards.
Jim also serves as a narrator for the series Storm Stories. He has also done several weather videos. After NBC took over TWC, Jim also serves as a substitute for Al Roker on The Today Show. He also hosted weather segments during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
He has been called the rock star of the meteorologists and one of his videos in which he defended himself when he was hit by a student named Colin Marcelli at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina had gone viral. It had over 2 million hits on the YouTube.
His net worth is estimated to be $ 3.5 million.
Jim Cantore and his personal life-married, wife and children
Jim met Tamra Zinn at the TWC and they soon became friends and began dating. They got married and Tamra and Jim have two children; a daughter named Christina born in 1993 and a son called Ben who was born in 1995. Both the children have the Fragile X syndrome. Tamra herself is suffering from Parkinson’s disease. The couple divorced in 2009. Jim is now dating Andrea Butera from the CNN and they have been in a relationship since 2010.
Jim is 5 feet and 7 inches tall and his weight and other body measurements are not known. He is bald and has brown eyes. He has a Twitter handle with a huge fan following and is also active on other social media platforms.