Betsy Kling Biography
Betsy Kling is an American Emmy Award-winning meteorologist who is currently working at WKYC. She serves as the Chief Meteorologist and as the 5 p.m anchor at WKYC-TV in Cleveland, Ohio. She became the first female meteorologist in 2008.
Betsy Kling Age
Kling is 46 years old as of 2021. She was born on March 3, 1975, in Northeast Ohio, United States. She celebrates her birthday on the 3rd of March every year.
Betsy Kling Height
Kling stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (1,7m) tall.
Betsy Kling Family
Kling has two brothers named Toni Hadad and Fran DiBlasi. However, she has not revealed the names of her parents as she likes to keep her personal life private.
Betsy Kling Husband
Kling is married to Paul Thomas. They tied the knot in August 1999. Together the couple has been blessed with two children named Josie Tomas and Violette Thomas.
Betsy Kling Net Worth
Kling has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her career as a chief meteorologist.
Betsy Kling Salary
Kling earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Kling.
|How old is Betsy Kling?||46 years old as of 2021|
|How tall is Betsy Kling?||5 feet 7 inches (1,7m)|
|Who is Betsy Kling married to?||Paul Thomas|
|How much money does Betsy Kling earn?||$45,000 – $110,500|
|How much is Betsy Kling worth?||$1 Million – $5 Million|
Betsy Kling Career
Northeast Ohio is her native home. For her education, she attended Copley High School where she graduated proudly, and later on, she earned a minor in meteorology and a degree in journalism. For her remaining meteorology coursework, she completed it through Mississippi State University. She came back home in 2003, and before then, she worked in Jacksonville, Florida, Indiana, and Fort Wayne. Furthermore, she was named the first female Chief Meteorologist in 2008.
The American Meteorological Society awarded her with the prestigious Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM), furthermore, she has also earned the Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association (NWA) and this makes her part of the small but growing group of women in the country to be honored such awards.
She founded “Growing Curiosity: Girls In STEM” which is a multi-year initiative to promote and encourage girls and women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). In addition, she joined forces with Jay Crawford to debut What’s New, a newscast that mixes personality and credibility and on the platform, they guide those watching on-air and online through the day’s news and the latest happenings.
In her career as a journalist, she has received several Emmy awards such as; the 2012 and 2019 Emmy for News weathercast, the 2009 Emmy award for crafts under the category of weather. In 2003, she received an Emmy nomination for Team Effort News Event Coverage of the Columbia Shuttle Tragedy, Later in 2019, she was also awarded in the category of Best Evening Newscast. Furthermore, she was awarded the Ohio Excellence in Journalism award in the category of Best Weathercast in 2019 and 2020, and also in 2020 she received the Ohio Excellence in Journalism award for Best TV Program ‘The Next Frontier’ which she served as its executive producer and host.
From 2015 to 2020, she was named by the readers of Cleveland Magazine as the “Best of Cleveland” Weather Forecaster. In addition, the “City List” magazine has featured her on its cover page. Other publications such as Akron Magazine, 2016 Best Meteorologist), 2018 Best TV Personality, and Cleveland Scene (2019 Best Anchorb have featured her. Prior to being named in 2019, as a Notable Woman in STEM.
She created and every year she produces 3News’ Weather Education Day with the Cleveland Indians as she is interested in teaching people of all ages on matters related to weather. On regular occasions, she talks to civic organization meetings, schools and gives time to charity events.
In the National Weather Association Foundation, she is a founf=ding director and is an active member of the National Weather Association. To support NWA college scholarships for aspiring meteorologists, she organizes fundraisers each and every year. In 2014, she was honored with the National Weather Association’s Member and elected as an NWA Councilor. In addition, for her fundraising efforts, she was honored with a Special Achievement Award.
Betsy Kling WKYCKling is currently working at WKYC where she works alongside other famous WKYC anchors and reporters including;
Betsy Kling Social Media Platforms
Kling is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Instagram, and Twitter. She has over 37k followers on Twitter, over 27k followers on Instagram.