John Morales Biography|Profile
John Morales is a skilled American journalist currently working as the Chief Meteorologist at NBC 6. He attended the atmospheric sciences program at the prestigious Cornell University.
John Morales Age
How old is Morales? He is around 50 years old as of 2023. His age is currently not available, research is ongoing will update it as soon as it is available.
John Morales Education
He attended the atmospheric sciences program at the prestigious Cornell University. In college, John won the student weather forecasting contest, rowed for the Cornell Crew, and later worked as a disc jockey and sportscaster for the student-run radio station WVBR.
John Morales Height|Weight
Morales stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 70kgs
John Morales Family
Morales was born in Schenectady, New York to an Irish-American father and a Puerto Rican mother, however, he was raised in Puerto Rico and later returned to his roots in Upstate New York to attend the atmospheric sciences program at the prestigious Cornell University.
John Morales Wife|married
Morales and his wife Carmen live in Coconut Grove, hence he has not disclosed information regarding his wife.
John Morales Children
Morales likes to keep his personal life private, hence he has not disclosed information about whether he has children or not.
John Morales career
Morales was born in Schenectady, New York to an Irish-American father and a Puerto Rican mother, however, he was raised in Puerto Rico and later returned to his roots in Upstate New York to attend the atmospheric sciences program at the prestigious Cornell University. In college, John won the student weather forecasting contest, rowed for the Cornell Crew, and later worked as a disc jockey and sportscaster for the student-run radio station WVBR.
Upon his graduation in 1984, Morales became a civil servant with the U.S. National Weather Service, where he became a Lead Forecaster in Puerto Rico prior to accepting a position as Chief of the South American Desk at the National Center for Environmental Predictions in Washington D.C.
Morales is the longest-tenured broadcast meteorologist in South Florida, working as a reassuring television presence for nearly three decades. In addition, tropical weather acumen and steadfast character guided South Florida viewers through hurricanes Andrew, Irene, Katrina, Wilma, and most recently Hurricane Irma. For his life-saving work during the 2017 season, Mr. Morales was recognized with the John Coleman Broadcast Award at the National Tropical Weather Conference.
He landed his first TV job at the Univision Network and its Miami station WLTV Channel 23, where he served as Chief Meteorologist from 1991 through 2002. From 2003 through 2008 he served as Chief Meteorologist for WSCV Telemundo 51. During his tenure there, he became the first Latino to substitute as a meteorologist on NBC’s Weekend Today Show and did so multiple times. In 2009 John Morales became Chief Meteorologist for NBC’s Miami station WTVJ NBC-6, where he still serves today.
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Morales is one of the very few weather presenters certified to be a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). In what could be considered his most important scientific recognition, John earned the 2007 AMS Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Advance of Applied Meteorology. Throughout his career, he holds the AMS and National Weather Association Seal of Approval for Radio and TV weather casting and has won the Broadcaster of the Year Award from both organizations.
Additionally, he is accredited by the AMS as a Certified Consulting Meteorologist and a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist. He has won three regional Emmy Awards, one at each station he has worked in. Most recently, Mr. Morales was presented with the Silver Circle Award, in recognition of the quality of his contributions to television.
He took part in Vice President Al Gore’s White House conference on global warming and climate change. John returned to the White House at the invitation of President Barack Obama in 2014 for the release of the Third National Climate Assessment in 1997. He has twice been appointed to National Academies of Sciences (NAS) committees, co-authoring studies in 2012 and 2017 pertinent to America’s Weather Enterprise. He also wrote Huracanes, a Spanish-language reference book on hurricanes in 2000.
His volunteerism extends from the board of directors’ participation in multiple South Florida non-profits to mentoring young scientists to having piloted for Angel Flight Southeast, an organization that provides free flights so children and adults can have access to far-from-home doctors. Morales and his wife Carmen live in Coconut Grove.
John Morales Salary|Net Worth
He has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which he earned from his broadcasting career.
John Morales Social Media Platforms
Morales is very active on social media platforms and has over 102k followers on Twitter, 500 followers on Instagram, and over 4k followers on Facebook.