Mike Bettes is an American weatherperson and meteorologist working for the The Weather Channel (TWC), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Mike is known to have married twice. Mike’s ex-wife was the TWC meteorologist, Stephanie Abrams and both got separated in 2009. He then re-married the CNN meteorologist, Allison Chinchar in 2012. Mike’s net worth actually not known, though it can be predicted to reach millions.
Mike Bettes Biography
Mike was born Michael Bettes on January 9, 1972, and lived with his parents and a sister in Tallmadge, Ohio, U.S. He was a class of 1990 at the Lexington High School, Lexington, Ohio. He always dreamt of becoming a meteorologist when in school. During his time, the Ohio State University was the solitary campus in the state that hosted the privilege of a bachelor’s degree in Atmospheric Sciences. So, after school, Mike enrolled himself in the Ohio State University and graduated with a B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences in 1995.
Mike Bettes Age
Mike turned 42 in January, this year.
Mike Bettes Career Details
Mike worked as a weekend meteorologist in two Ohio based television stations, the Fox News affiliated WKEF-TV in Dayton, and the ABC Network affiliated WSYX-TV in Columbus. He served WKEF-TV for a year and WSYX-TV for three years until 1998, when he started his service as a chief meteorologist in the ABC-affiliated WLOS-TV, licensed to Asheville, North Carolina. In September 2003, he reported powerful Hurricane Isabel for WLOS-TV. In the same year, he got an offer from The Weather Channel to work as a field reporter, co-host and anchor and left WLOS.
Mike’s popularity as a meteorologist and field reporter reached new heights soon after he started his journey with TWC and has been proliferating ever since. He works as a field reporter for TWC since 2003. From 2006-2009, he co-hosted the weather show, “Abrams & Bettes: Beyond the Forecast” with his former wife, Stephanie Abrams. In 2009, he was one of the hosts of “Weather Center Live” for a year, and “Your Weather Today” up to 2012. He started anchoring the program “Wake Up With Al” in 2009 continuing with it till 2014. He has also been a co-presenter of “Morning Rush” (2012-2014), “AMHQ: America’s Morning Headquarters” (March 2014–January 23, 2015). In August 2015, the Weather Underground, a subsidiary online weather forecasting organization of TWC launched a telecast, “Weather Underground TV” with Mike as a presenter, which he has been hosting to date. Alongside, he works for the NBC News as a special weather reporter and an anchor for “The Today Show” since 2007. He was a member in TWC’s VORTEX2, a scientific project to study tornadoes.
Mike’s dedication towards reporting live storms and tornadoes made him a famous storm chaser. Bettes has reported numerous natural calamities for TWC which includes the Category 5 Hurricane Katrina (2005), the Joplin tornado of Missouri (May 22, 2011), and a devastating Hurricane Harvey (2017). But, the most challenging task of Mike’s storm chaser career so far has been the live coverage of the massive destructor, the El Reno tornado. It was an Enhanced Fujita (EF) scale 3rd covering El Reno, Oklahoma and causing damage worth $35–40 million. Mike, managed to capture most of the disaster until the gusting wind-speed flipped his SUV injuring him severely.
Mike Bettes Net worth
Bettes makes an average annual salary of $78000-$101000, though his exact net worth remains unknown. Taking his handsome salary into account, Mike’s net worth is presumably a lumpsum.
Mike Bettes Dating History
Bettes dated his co-anchor, Stephanie Abrams from “Abrams & Bettes: Beyond the Forecast” and later married her. However, the two parted ways in 2009 and Bettes got into another relationship with the CNN meteorologist Allison Chinchar in 2010 and tied the knot in 2012.
Mike Bettes List Of Girlfriends
Stephanie Abrams and Allison Chinchar were the two girlfriends of Mike.
Mike Bettes Wife
Stephanie, Mike’s former wife was born in 1978 in Wellington, Florida. She has two degrees, a B.S. in Geography from the University of Florida and a B.S. in meteorology from Florida State University. She is a meteorologist in TWC.
Allison was born in Mansfield, Ohio. She is a graduate in Atmospheric Science and Meteorology from the Ohio State University and presently works for CNN.
Mike Bettes Parents
Mike never mentioned the name of his parents and sister.
Mike Bettes Kids
Mike and Allison have a son named Landen Benjamin Bettes born in 2015.
Mike Bettes Body Measurements
Mike’s height is 5’11”. He weighs 75 kilograms.
Mike Bettes Cars And Houses
Mike once possessed an SUV that was destroyed in the 2013 El Reno tornado.