John Morales Biography
John Morales is an American Meteorologist who has served for the longest tenure in South Florida, serving as a reassuring television presence for almost 30 years now. John’s first TV job was at the Univision Network and its Miami station WLTV channel 23, as Chief Meteorologist from 1991 through 2002.
John Morales Age
It is clear that John was born in Schenectady, New York, United States. However, his actual date of birth remains unknown to the public for one reason or the other. Could it be he likes to keep his age private? By the look, he seems to be 61 years old and he celebrates his birthday on May 13 every year.
John Morales Height
Morales stands at a height of 1.71m, and his weight is about 72kg.
John Morales Family
Morales was born in Schenectady, New York, his father is an Irish-American, and his mother is a Puerto Rican. He was brought up in Puerto Rico and later went back to his roots in Upstate New York for his education. He has not disclosed much about his siblings and other relatives.
John Morales Wife
Morales is happily married to Carmen, and the two live in Coconut Grove, it is not clear if they have children already, they have also not disclosed when and where they got married.
John Morales Education
Morales studied the atmospheric sciences program at the prestigious Cornell University. While still in college, John was able to win the student weather forecasting contest and rowed for the Cornell Crew. Afterward, he went to work as a DJ and sportscaster for the student-run radio station WVBR. He graduated in 1984 from college and started working as a civil servant in the United States National Weather Service, he actually became a Lead Forecaster in Puerto Rico. With time, he took another job working as the Chief of the South American Desk at the National Center for Environmental Predictions in Washington D.C.
John Morales Career
To begin his TV broadcast job, he worked as the Chief Meteorologist from 1991 through 2002 at the Univision Network and its Miami station WLTV channel 23. He also worked as Chief Meteorologist for WSCV Telemundo 51 from 2003 to 2008. As a matter of fact, John became the first Latino to substitute as a meteorologist on NBC’s Weekend Today show, he did this so many times. Later, he was promoted to Chief Meteorologist for NBC’s Miami station WTVJ NBC-6, which was in 2009, and he holds that position to date.
Morales participated in Vice President Al Gore’s White House conference on global warming and climate change in 1997. Then he went back to the White House having been invited by President Barack Obama for the release of the Third National Climate Assessment in 2014. Further, John has been appointed to National Academies of Sciences (NAS) committees 2 times. Co-authoring studies in 2012 and 2017 pertinent to America’s Weather Enterprise. As a weather writer, he has written Huracanes, a Spanish-language reference book on hurricanes that was published in 2000. John has tropical weather acumen and a steadfast character that guided South Florida viewers through hurricanes Andrew, Irene, Katrina, Wilma, and Irma.
His life-saving work during the 2017 season helped him be recognized with the John Coleman Broadcast Award at the National Tropical Weather Conference. Also, Morales likes to volunteer in community work, he works on the board of directors and also participates in many South Florida non-profits. He also volunteers in mentoring young scientists and has piloted for Angel Flight Southeast. This is an organization that provides free flights so that people including children can access far-from-home doctors.
For your information, John is among the few weather presenters elected to be a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). He earned the 2007 AMS Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Advance of Applied Meteorology. This is a very important scientific recognition, though he has many other credentials like the fact that he holds the AMS and National Weather Association Seal of Approval for Radio and TV weather casting. In addition, he has won the Broadcaster of the Year Award from both organizations and he is also accredited by the AMS as a Certified Consulting Meteorologist. John is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist who has won 3 regional Emmy Awards with his most recent being the Silver Circle Award, in recognition of the quality of his contributions to television.
John Morales Salary
Morales’s salary is about $105,000 per year.
John Morales Net Worth
Morales’s estimated net worth is $2.1 million. His primary source is his job as a Meteorologist.
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