Johnny Rowlands Bio, Age, Heights, KMBC 9 News, Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Wife

Johnny Rowlands Bio, Wiki

Johnny Rowlands is an American Reporter and Chief Veteran Helicopter pilot working for  KMBC 9 News serving the station as a traffic reporter. He has been working with this station since 2003. 

Johnny Rowlands Age and Family

Rowlands, (possibly in his 70s) was born and raised in the United States. It is known that Rowlands’s dad died in 1999 due to a cardiovascular breakdown. However, details about his mother, as well as his birth date, month, and year, are under review.

Johnny Rowlands Height

Rowlands stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 7 inches.

Johnny Rowlands Education

Rowlands has a Degree in Communications with a Minor in Journalism and was a Special Instructor in the Broadcasting Department at his alma mater, Baker University, in the early 1980s.

Johnny Rowlands Career

Rowlands works at KMBC9 News as a traffic reporter and also he is the Chief pilot of KMBC’s NewsChopper 9. His reports can be heard every Monday to Friday on “FirstNews” in the middle of 5 a.m. and 7 a.m., and on “KMBC 9 FirstNews” on Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on KCWE. Also, you may find him reporting breaking news on the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. news on Channel 9. He is honored to be part of the KMBC News Team and is especially proud to be a part of KMBC’s award-winning harsh weather reporting.

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He began his TV career on Channel 9 in the late ’70s where he worked as a cohost of the Muscular Dystrophy Telethon. Rowlands was part of the original “FirstNews” team in the late ’80s as Kansas City’s first TV airborne traffic correspondent, piloting his Cessna over the Kansas City morning rush hour.

Rowlands brings a special perspective to Channel 9’s news reporting, and he has captured stunning videos of several biggest stories of Kansas City. He does not report breaking news stories only but also he helps law enforcement and firefighters in different emergencies. He helped guide Merriam, Kan., firefighters where the two teenagers were trapped on the roof of a burning flat building and helped the police officers to rescue the old couple trapped in their house and the rising waters of Lake Annette in Cass County.

His most influential coverage is when harsh weather strikes, there you will find him in the air tracking storms approaching the Kansas City metro. The May 4, 2003, tornado award-winning video and live “play by play” that destroyed Wyandotte County, Gladstone, and Liberty, offered Channel 9 viewers.  A week later, his 30-minute warning and show helped people avoid injury from a tornado that struck Lawrence, Kan., on May 8, 2003.

He caught up with a supercell near Dearborn, Mo, on May 29, 2004,  which was among the tornadoes he tracked and videotaped the whole life cycle of a tornado, all the way from the first all the way from the “roping out”.The tornado warnings for the Dearborn area are based on the live video Rowland was sending back to Channel 9 as part of the station’s storm report which was represented by his coverage.

Not all weather reports, news, or traffic. Rowland takes the performance on the road and lands NewsChopper 9 at many elementary schools, which shows highlights of his tornado reporting and gives tips on surviving a tornado. He has delivered his safety message to almost 30,000 school children in the greater Channel 9 viewing area for the last three years.

Johnny Rowlands’s Net Worth

In Rowlands’s career as a traffic reporter, he has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $3 Million.

Johnny Rowlands Salary

He receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.

Johnny Rowlands Wife and Kids

Rowlands is married to Angela Engle. The couple is blessed with two kids a girl and a boy. His first child with Angela is Harriet Rose who was born on October 10, 2018, she weighed 6 pounds and was named after her grandmother. He also has a son named Blake from his first marriage.

Blake is an airline captain flying CRJ900 twin-engine jets for American Eagle, the commuter provider for American Airlines. Rowland has a Mooney TLS single-engine airplane that he and his wife Angie use for Saturday and Sunday trips to different Midwest getaways, besides long-distance flights across the nation. During Rowlands’s spare time, he likes cycling, scuba diving, hitting the gym, and flying.

Johnny Rowlands Driving School

He launched his first driving school 5 years ago, and it has been the leading school in the area and has grown to three locations two in Overland Park, one in Shaw Nee, and a fourth opening soon in Prairie Village. He began his school because based on his 35 years + years of experience reporting on literally tens of thousands of wrecks, he knew they needed a whole new approach to drivers one that would actually change the way we define a safe teen driver. Because keeping teens safe means keeping them from getting hurt it’s better to teach them how to stay away from wrecks. That’s why he created a curriculum focused on collision avoidance.

Johnny Rowlands KMBC 9 News

Rowlands works with KMBC 9 News where he works alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;

  1. Pete Grigsby
  2. Neville Miller
  3. Bryan Busby
  4. Katie Horner
  5. Nick Bender
  6. Karen Kornacki
  7. Len Jennings
  8. Len Dawson
  9. Donna Pitman
  10. Kris Ketz
  11. Emily Holwick
  12. Kelly Eckerman
  13. Cody Holyoke
  14. Larry Moore
  15. Rob Hughes
  16. Brian Johnson
  17. Martin Augustine

Johnny RowlandsTwitter, Facebook, and Instagram

He is vocal on her social media accounts where he posts frequently. On his Twitter account, he has about 373 followers.