Brian van de Graaff Biography
Brian van de Graaff is an American Meteorologist working for ABC7 News and is a member of the Storm Watch 7 Team for over 2 decades. You can catch him on weekend nights on ABC7 News.
Brian van de Graaff Age
Brian was born in Arlington but grew up in the rural Virginia communities of Culpeper and Madison. He celebrates his birthday on the 4th of January every year. However, he might be in his 50’s,
Brian van de Graaff Height
Brian stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches tall.
Brian van de Graaff Family
Van de has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Brian has any siblings.
Brian van de Graaff Wife
Brian is happily married to the love of his life Kristen with two kids. However, he is very private about his personal life hence not much is known about his wife and children. We will update you as soon as we have the information.
Brian van de Graaff Net Worth
Brian has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his career as a Meteorologist.
Brian van de Graaff Salary
Brian earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Brian van de Graaff Career
For 14 years, prior to taking on the current role, he forecasted the morning and midday weather with his first assignment ABC7’s Good Morning Washington. With his on-air career, he has worked in different places including Salisbury, Maryland to Richmond, Virginia to New York City, and back home to Washington, D.C.
He developed an interest in weather from an early age, so it was no surprise after graduating from George Mason University he jumped right into the business shadowing his mentor, Doug Hill. “It was not only my studies, but my one-on-one attention from Doug that helped me hone my forecasting skills,” says Brian.
One of Brian’s most exciting memories as a meteorologist is of the time he spent in New Orleans only days before Katrina hit. The expression “the calm before the storm” could not have resonated more than during that time- it was eerily quiet with a very slight breeze, the skies were bright blue and the long-time NOLA residents were relatively un-phased by the weather reports. With hotel staff proclaiming that “it is always so much fun when the storms come” and “we will take good care of you,” one family member was considering “waiting out the storm.” Brian’s response that “it really wouldn’t look good for me to leave a family member in the path of a major hurricane” convinced everyone that it was time to “get out of Dodge!”
These days you can see Brian crisscrossing the region in the StormTrak7, the station’s mobile weather vehicle. The brightly painted vehicle is outfitted with top-quality weather instruments, which are excellent tools to teach kids about weather and weather safety.
Brian van de Graaff Eagle Scout
He takes so much pride in becoming an Eagle Scout as a young adult. He has over time remained true to their ideals and use some of the skills that he learned from the organization. From points along the Appalachian Trail in the East to the Grand Canyon in the West and places in between, he has hiked and backpacked throughout the U.S . Travelling is also one of his favorite hobbies as he has ventured across the U.S. and the globe, his farthest journey thus far is to Australia. Now he strives to earn the most points and miles to travel with his family of four.
Brian van de Graaff WJLA-TVABC7
Graaff is currently working at WJLA-TV/ABC7 where he works alongside other famous WJLA-TV/ABC7 anchors and reporters including;
- Ahtra Elnashar
- Kellye Lynn
- Kidd O’Shea
- Carl Willis
- Alex Liggit
- Stacey Rusch
- Lindsey Mastis
- Horace Holmes
- Dave Lucas
- Adrianna Hopkins
- Robert Burton
- Bill Kelly
- Alison Starling
- Jonathan Elias
- Michelle Marsh
Brian van de Graaff Social Media Platforms
Brian is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has over 9k followers on Twitter, over 1k followers on Instagram, and over 4k followers on Facebook.