Jim Cantore

Inside Biography

Jim Cantore, an American meteorologist and well-known personality in the field of journalism, works at The Weather Channel (TWC). He is widely recognized as an on-air personality working for the American basic cable and satellite television channel TWC. He currently hosts American Morning Headquarters (AMHQ) alongside Jen Carfagno and Stephanie Abrams.

Jim Cantore's Early Life And Education

Jim Cantore was born on February 16, 1964, in Beacon Falls, Connecticut, U.S., and grew up in White River Junction, Vermont. His surname is pronounced as Can-Tour-E. He is an American by nationality and belongs to the White-American ethnicity. He was born under the zodiac sign of Aquarius, which defines his personality to be friendly, intelligent, independent, loyal, and unpredictable. 

Cantore is a well-known figure in the American television industry. Currently working for TWC, he does weather forecasts on the screen giving the viewers a better view of the weather. 

Jim Cantore's father's name is James Cantore. However, his mother's name is still a mystery. He was a lucky kid to be born into a supportive family who supported him in his decisions. He also has a sibling Vinnie Cantore. He spent his early days with his brother in White River Junction in Vermont.

As he was interested in the journalism sector from childhood, Cantore attended Lyndon State College and completed his graduation in 1986. The same year, he got his first job as an intern on the Weather Channel as the weather forecaster.

In his college days, everyone used to call him Rocky because of his looks. He rose up as a Hurricane Hunter because of his breakthrough reporting of natural disasters like hurricanes and tornados happening in the United States.

Jim Cantore's Career

The on-camera Metrologist Cantore is one of the top weather reporters in America covering such devastating weather casualties. Because of his coverage of five hurricanes like Andrews, he rose to fame. He has also reported disastrous weather events like Gustav, Isabel, Floyd, Rita, Mitch, Bonnie, Sandy, and Irene.

Talking about some achievements, Cantore got a chance to report on the Winter X Games and PGA tournaments. He is a part of the most promising launch of Space Shuttle Discovery. He was awarded the prestigious NOAA in 2002.

His name has also been bestowed in the AMS Television Seal of Approval. He is a member of the National Weather Association. Because of his continuous support and contribution to the field of landscapes, and weather reporting, he also got an American Meteorological Society membership.

Moving on to his contribution, Cantore has been engaged in different kinds of humanitarian programs, helping people worldwide. He has contributed to the Make-a-Wish Foundation and Michael J Fox Foundation by giving away his beneficiaries.

Cantore is mainly involved in giving his income so that research and cure of Parkinson’s disease could be carried out effectively. His wife and children possess Parkinson’s disease. Because of his continuous effort and support, he has been included as a member of the United States Red Cross.

Currently, Jim Cantore hosts The Weather Channel show American Morning Headquarters alongside his co-hosts Jen Carfagno and Stephanie Abrams

Viral Video Clips

In early 2014 while Jim was doing live reporting from the College of Charleston, he was charged by the student Colin Marcelli.

After noticing, he kneed Marcelli in his groin area and runoff. This record received more than 100 thousand views on the YouTube channel.

Jim Cantore's Net Worth and Salary

Cantore was applauded for his brilliant work and campaigns throughout the country during Katrina Hurricane in 2011. The famous Weather Channel meteorologist Jim Cantore earns a handsome salary. According to Paysa.com, an average Weather  Channel meteorologist makes an average of $60,177 annually, so we can predict Cantore also earns a salary in the same range. 

According to Celebrity Net Worth, the Connecticut-based meteorologist's current net worth is around $3.5 million. He is also regarded as one of America's most successful and highest-grossing weather forecasters. 

Jim Cantore's Personal Life and Affairs

The 5 feet 8 inches tall Cantore currently resides in Beacon, Connecticut. His current marital status is unmarried, but he was married previously and was in a long-term relationship with his wife, Tamra Cantor.

Cantore was married to Tamra Cantore from 1990-2007. They first met at his first job at TWC, developed their relationship, and married. The couple is blessed with two children. Their daughter Christina Cantore was born in 1993. After two years of marriage, Tamra gave birth to her second child Ben Cantore in 1995.

His wife Tamra was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, and both children have Fragile X syndrome. A few years after her diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, the couple's happy married life started deteriorating, and soon they decided to quit their relationship.

They separated in 2007, and their divorce was finalized in 2009. Since his divorce, Jim has been rumored about his sexual orientation. People speculate Jim is gay. However, the meteorologist has not spoken about his sexuality yet.

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by sabna, 31 Jul, 2021

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