Mike Bettes Bio, Wiki
Mike Bettes is an award-winning and Certified Broadcast meteorologist working for The Weather Channel in Atlanta, Georgia, serving as a Meteorologist and storm chaser. He has been working with this station since Dec 2003.
Mike Bettes Age
Bettes is 51 years old as of 2023. He was born in Tallmadge, Ohio, United States on the 9th of January 1972.
Mike Bettes Height/Measurements
Bettes stands approximately 6 feet 2 inches (1. 88m) and weighs around 85 kg.
Mike Bettes Education
For his education, Mike attended Ohio State University (OSU) where he graduated and earned a bachelor’s degree in atmospheric science.
Mike Bettes Career
Bettes works for The Weather Channel in Atlanta, Georgia, as a meteorologist and storm chaser. No stranger to severe weather, he has covered almost every severe weather event since he started at The Weather Channel in December 2003, including the Missouri tornado in 2011, the Joplin, and the El Reno, Oklahoma tornado in 2013. In 2009 and 2010, he was a member of the largest tornado field experiment in history, Vortex 2, to assist in better understanding this elusive phenomenon.
During his profession, Bettes has reported on nearly every type of weather imaginable. He has been through floods, wildfires, and blizzards, regularly covers hurricanes, and lives on location. During his time at The Weather Channel, Mike has experienced some of the worst storms in U.S. history. He reported live from Florida as Hurricane Ivan hit in 2004. In 2005, he also spent a week along the Mississippi Coast during Hurricane Katrina.
In 2008, Mike personally documented a 101mph wind as Hurricane Ike struck Texas and 2017 was confirmed to be a particularly dangerous hurricane season. Mike was also on the ground as Hurricane Harvey’s rain flooded most of Southeast Texas. Just two weeks thereafter, he broadcast for 90 consecutive minutes inside the eyewall of Hurricane Irma in Naples, Florida, where the winds were documented at 130mph. When Category 5 Hurricane Michael hit Florida, Mike was there in the Panhandle.
Mike previously served as chief meteorologist for WLOS-TV in Asheville, NC. Earlier, he worked for four years as a weekend meteorologist for WSYX/WTTE in Columbus, Ohio, and one year serving as a weekend meteorologist for WKEF in Dayton, Ohio. He has the National Weather Association and American Meteorological Society seals of approval.
When not working, Mike likes working out and watching college football. He also enjoys paddleboarding, mountain biking, hiking and triathlons. Mike has also been recognized for spoiling his Golden Retriever named Joplyn which he adopted after she was left homeless after the 2011 tornado in Joplin, Missouri. An Ohio native, Bettes acquired a bachelor’s degree in atmospheric science from Ohio State University.
Mike Bettes’ Net Worth
In Mike’s career as a meteorologist, he was able to amass a net worth between $1 Million and $ 5 million
How Much Does Mike Bettes Earn?
Mike acquires annual earnings that range between $ 120, 580, and $ 265, 275.
Mike Bettes’ Parents and Siblings
Bettes was born and raised to parents in Tallmadge, Ohio, United States. Growing up, his parents gave him the best upbringing possible. Besides this, the renowned meteorologist has not provided any further information regarding his, father, mommy, or siblings if he has any.
Mike Bettes Wife
Bettes is currently married to Allison Chinchar. Previously, he married Stephanie Abram and has a son named Ohio Bettes.
Mike Bettes The Weather Channel
Bettes works at The Weather Channel, where he works alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists, such as;
- Jim Cantore
- Stephanie Abrams
- Jen Carfagno
- Kelly Cass
- Jacqui Jeras
- Dr. Rick Knabb
- Dave Malkoff
- Stu Ostro
- Tevin Wooten
- Alex Wilson
Mike Bettes Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
Bettes is vocal on his social media accounts, where he posts often. On his Twitter account, he has about 376.9K Followers 81K followers on his Facebook page, and 18.5K Followers, on his Instagram account.