Paul Gross Bio, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Children, WDIV-TV Channel 4, Salary and Net Worth

Paul Gross Biography

Paul Gross well known as Paul H. Gross is a meteorologist working for WDIV-TV Channel 4, and one of only six meteorologists in the world ever named AMS Fellow, CCM, and CBM. He has been a Meteorologist since 1983 at WDIV-TV, Detroit. WDIV is an NBC affiliate station in Detroit, Michigan. Gross was actually selected by WDIV meteorologist Mal Sillars to be the first-ever weather intern in station history when he was still in his second year at the university.

Paul Gross Age

It is clear that Paul was born in Detroit. 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 63 years old.

Paul Gross Height

Gross stands at a height of 1.71m, and his weight is about 72kg.

Paul Gross Family

Gross belongs to a Reform Jewish synagogue, Temple Kol Ami in West Bloomfield, Michigan. However, he has not disclosed his family members, parents, and siblings. Mostly because he does not necessarily find this information useful to the public. We will keep you posted should this information be available.

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Paul Gross Wife

Gross is happily married, his wife is called Nancy, and the couple has two amazing adult sons. Their names will soon be updated.

Paul Gross Education

Gross went to the University of Michigan Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Science where he studied meteorology. This is an extra-challenging curriculum because of its location in the prestigious College of Engineering. Paul was actually selected by WDIV meteorologist Mal Sillars to be the first-ever weather intern in station history when he was still in his second year at the university.

Further, in his final year at the same university, Bob Warfield the WDIV news director decided to actually hire Paul. Thus Gross was given a job to work a part-time, off-camera position. Within that same year, took a job as the on-air weekend meteorologist at WJIM-TV, now known as WLNS-TV in Lansing. He worked there for only 2 years, he was then lucky enough to earn a job as the backup meteorologist at WKBD-TV when its Ten O’Clock News started. In fact, by 1986, Gross was working on the air at all the 3 television stations at the same time, and sometimes on two of those stations on the same day!

Paul Gross Career

Meteorology soon became his thing! His passion for the weather grew so fast earning him recognition among his colleagues. He, therefore, was lucky enough to be selected to serve on the American Meteorological Society’s Board of Broadcast Meteorology in 1987. In fact, he was one of the youngest to be selected here, and as if that was not enough, in 1990, he was named chairman. In addition, his science and environmental reporting have really helped change the paradigm of broadcast meteorology.

While Paul was still new in his career, he would push producers to let him work on science stories. Ever since, Paul has been able to research, write, and produce 8 thirty-minute documentaries for WDIV. He has also written so many science, historical, and environmental stories. During this time, he kept educating his colleagues at conferences on why they should do more of the same type of work.

As such, his work began to make him earn Emmys and other awards. Further, Gross earned national attention when his documentary, “Forecast: Overlord,” the story about the weather’s impact on D-Day in World War II, became historically important. It was actually added to the D-Day archives at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library.  It was also added to the British Meteorological Archives,  the permanent collections of the Museums of Television, and Radio History in New York and also the one in Chicago.

The American Meteorological Society {2006}

In 2006, The American Meteorological Society (AMS) acknowledged that broadcast meteorologists ought to have evolved into overall “station scientists.” They, therefore, selected Paul to chair its new Committee on the Station Scientist, he held this position for 7 straight years. Gross thus led the AMS national campaign encouraging and enabling broadcast meteorologists to add more science and environmental material to their broadcasts. In addition, The American Meteorological Society named Paul a Fellow of the Society in 2017 this is for sure a very high honor in any professional scientific society. As of now, Gross is one of only 4 meteorologists in the world ever to be named an AMS Fellow. Additionally, he is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist and Certified Consulting Meteorologist.

Michigan law in 1997

One of Paul’s most important professional accomplishments happened in 1997. This is when he realized that Michigan law never required public schools to conduct tornado safety drills. Gross decided to contact a state legislator, who then agreed and introduced legislation to amend state law to require tornado safety drills. As such, Gross agreed to testify before the State House and also before the Senate Education Committees about the tornado threat in Michigan.

Later, he joined Governor John Engler, this was when the “Gross Weather Bill” was signed into law. In addition, Gross has been awarded 9 good Emmys by the Michigan Chapter of the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences. Further, his 2014 live, forty-five-minute climate change webcast that aired on was able to earn him a first-place award from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. Good to note that, Gross is a court-qualified expert in meteorology, who actually consults with the legal community in litigation involving meteorology.

On the other hand, since 1986, he has testified in almost 48 trials. Also, he follows the science of global warming very carefully and many a time gives lectures to share the scientific truth about Earth’s changing climate. Additionally, he is considered one of the nation’s leaders in communicating the scientific truth about climate change, as he has no political bias.

Paul Gross Salary

Gross’s salary is about $175,000 per year.

Paul Gross Net Worth

Gross’s estimated net worth is $3.1 million. His primary source is his job as a meteorologist at WDIV-TV Channel 4.

Social Media Accounts

Gross is active on social media and he posts personal and work-related stuff from time to time. He has over 2000 followers on Instagram, about 1500 on Facebook, and around 2300 on Twitter.