Ashlee Baracy Biography
Ashlee Baracy is an American Emmy award-winning meteorologist working for WDIV serving as a Weather forecaster. She has been working for the station since 2010 after working for WBNS in Columbus, Ohio.
Ashlee Baracy Age
Baracy is 38 years old as of 2023, she was born and raised in Southeast Michigan on 22, April 1985 and celebrates her birthday on 22 April every year.
Ashlee Baracy Height
Baracy stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 6 inches.
Ashlee Baracy Family
Baracy was born in Westland, Michigan, her two parents are cancer survivors. Further, she says that they have a very big influence on her life because they were able to make it through cancer making it possible for her to make it through anything in life. Her father loves baseball and often took her to games. For instance, in 2015, he took her to a Tiger game where she actually met her now husband, the assistant coach Jeff Kunkel for the first time. In addition, the Karmanos Cancer Institute honored Baracy and her mother in 2013, as “Heroes of Breast Cancer” for their advocacy work.
Ashlee Baracy Husband
Baracy is happily married to Jeff Kunkel, he works as the assistant coach of baseball. The two got married at a wedding in 2016. They are so far, happy parents to one child, a boy called Carter Lee. Jeff was formerly a Detroit Tiger who now coaches with the Baltimore Orioles.
Ashlee Baracy’s Net Worth
Baracy has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a meteorologist.
Ashlee Baracy Salary
Baracy earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Ashlee Baracy Education
Baracy went to the University of Michigan where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree. She then joined Mississippi State University graduating with a Broadcast Meteorology Certification. In addition, she has a Master of Science degree from Eastern Michigan University.
Ashlee Baracy Career
In 2010, she embarked on her career journey at WDIV, assuming multiple roles as a traffic anchor, general assignment reporter, and fill-in meteorologist. Her dedication and talent led her to WBNS in Columbus, OH, where she served as a full-time meteorologist for an impressive span of seven years. During this time, she steadily climbed the ranks and achieved the remarkable distinction of becoming the station’s first female Chief Meteorologist.
Throughout her meteorological career, she garnered recognition and acclaim. Her outstanding work earned her multiple Emmy nominations, with a notable win for a severe weather special in 2021. The Ohio Associated Press Media Editors honored her thrice with the esteemed “Best Weathercast” award. Additionally, she was voted as the Best Weather Person in the Columbus Dispatch’s “CBUS Top Picks” for four consecutive years. Playfully, she humorously remarks that one of her proudest achievements was successfully gaining the affection of Buckeye country despite her allegiance as a Michigan Wolverine.
What is Ashlee Baracy Doing Now?
Baracy now works for WDIV serving as a Weather forecaster in the station since 2010 after working for WBNS in Columbus, Ohio.
How Many Children Does Ashlee Baracy Have?
Balacy has two children and she says that they are her greatest pride and joy. She was really body shamed during her first pregnancy making to inspire a discussion about body positivity. This discussion went viral and made headlines in People Magazine, on the Today Show, and in the New York Post.
Why Did Ashlee Baracy Leave 10News?
Ashlee said she left 10TV in December 2022 for an exciting new opportunity. The team at 10Tv just let her go with very heavy hearts but wished her well on her next adventure.
Miss Michigan 2008
Baracy participated in Miss Michigan 2008, she was also a top ten finalist in the Miss America pageant. On the other hand, she worked as a captain of the University of Michigan dance team.
Ashlee Baracy Social Media Platforms
She is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. She has over 12.4k followers on Instagram.