Kelly Bates Bio, Age, Height, Family, Husband, Children, ABC6 News, Salary and Net Worth

Kelly Bates Biography

Kelly Bates is a Two-time Emmy-nominated meteorologist working at WLNE ABC6 News in Rhode Island as the Weekend Meteorologist and Science Reporter. Bates left WLNE, NBC station WJAR in September 2021 after working there for 17 years, she then rejoined on June 3, 2022, 2022.

Kelly Bates Age

Bates was born on August 6, 1972, in  New England, she is hence, 50 years old as of 2022.

Kelly Bates Height

Bates stands at a height of 1.71m, her weight is about 80kg.

Kelly Bates Family

Bates has not disclosed her family members, parents and siblings. Mostly because she does not necessarily find this information useful to the public. We will keep you posted should this information be available.

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Kelly Bates Husband

Bates has not yet revealed who her life partner is, but we guess she is or was once married because she talks about her 2 adult children. She says that in her limited free time, she loves hiking, scrapbooking, and ”annoying my adult children with things they evidently already know.”

Kelly Bates Career

Bates was brought up in North Attleboro, Mass, and is a proud Shamrock. She went to Bishop Feehan High School. Later she joined Lyndon State College which is now known as Northern Vermont University. Here, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Television Broadcast Communications with a minor in Meteorology. In addition, she got a seal of approval in broadcast meteorology from the American Meteorological Society. Additionally, she got another seal from National Weather Association.

After graduating from the university, Bates started her broadcasting career in 1996 at WMUR in New Hampshire,  she worked as a staff meteorologist and science reporter.  She worked there for 4 years then went to Atlanta, Georgia where she created educational weather content for Weather Plus. This is a 24-hour weather and traffic television station broadcasting in the Netherlands. Kelly later came back to New England in the year 2000 joining ABC6 as the weekend night meteorologist. Ever since Kelly has been forecasting for Southern New England.

In September 2021, Kelly left ABC6, Providence, she even posted an emotional Tik-Tok saying “Today my career ended.” She had worked at the station for 17 years until she was forced out. She referred herself to as ”a 49-year-old round woman,” and said it’s safe to say my television career is done,” she wrote on Twitter at the time. But on June 3, 2022, Kelly rejoined ABC6 station WLNE as its weekend weather forecaster where she will be working henceforth.


Bates has been nominated twice for Emmy Awards as a meteorologist. Actually, for the past 9 years, she has been voted the Best female meteorologist in Rhode Island by the readers of Rhode Island Monthly. Further, her followers enjoy learning about the whys of weather apart from the forecast. In addition, they enjoy looking at the pictures of her 4 cats. Because of her busy schedule, Kelly does not have so much free time, but when she does, she goes hiking and scrapbooking. She says that the best part of her job is visiting schools across Southern New England to talk about the weather.

Kelly Bates Salary

Bates’s salary is about $105,000 per year.

Kelly Bates Net Worth

Bates’s estimated net worth is $2.1 million. Her primary source is her job as a meteorologist at WLNE ABC6 News.

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