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Jim Cantore

Jim Cantore is known as an American meteorologist and TV personality. He is most famous for his appearances on the Weather Channel.

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Background and Age

James Cantore was born on February 16, 1964. A native of Beacon Falls, Connecticut, Jim was brought up in White River Junction, Vermont. Cantore graduated from Lyndon State College in 1986.

Career and Net Worth

The Weather Channel gave Jim Cantore his first job out of college and he has worked with the channel ever since. In spite of the fact that he was not with the network since its beginning, Cantore has become one of the most well-known meteorologists on television. Cantore has been commended for his ability to break down complex weather events into terms that the normal viewer can understand. Cantore is frequently chosen to go to report on weather events as these reports result in high ratings at TWC.

Though Cantore is best known for his live field coverage of major weather events such as Hurricanes Ike, Gustav, Katrina, Isabel, Rita, Andrew, Floyd, Mitch, Bonnie, Irene, and Sandy, his contributions span well beyond severe weather field reporting. His early work at TWC included developing the audience's favorite Fall Foliage Forecast. He has reported from events such as the Space Shuttle Discovery launch, the "Winter X Games," PGA tournaments, and NFL games.

Jim is a member of both the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society. He holds the AMS Television Seal of Approval. He also received the NOAA-David S. Johnson Award in 2002 for his innovative use of environmental satellite technology.

Besides live reporting for TWC, Cantore also serves as the storyteller on the TWC series Storm Stories. He is featured at the start of the ECHL's Stockton Thunder passageway video saying "Hi, this is meteorologist Jim Cantore from the Weather Channel; a unique climate consultative has been issued for the Central Valley—a 100% shot of thunder." After NBC Universal acquired The Weather Channel in 2008, Cantore has occasionally filled in for Al Roker on The Today Show. He was also in London providing weather updates for NBC during the 2012 Summer Olympics. Algis Laukaitis of the Lincoln Journal Star has alluded to Cantore as a "stone star of meteorologists."


Quick Facts
Date of Birth: 16-02-1964
Nationality: American, Italian
Birth Place: Beacon Falls, Connecticut
Ethnicity: White
Profession: American meteorologist
Net Worth: $3.5 million
Marital Status: Married
Children: Ben Cantore, Christina Cantore
Divorced Date: 2007
T.V. Show(s): Meteorologist, The Weather Channel
Alma Mater: Lyndon State College
Wife: Tamra Cantore
Marriage Date: 1990
Height: 1.73 m
Birth Sign: Aquarius
Birth Date: 16 Feb, 1964
Age: 56 yrs
Occupations: Meteorologist
Weather presenter
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Beacon Falls
Education: Lyndon State College
Gender: Male
Description: American meteorologist
Twitter Id: JimCantore
Net Worth 2021: 4.5 million
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Last Modified: Aug 9 2020
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