Dr. Rick Knabb Biography
Richard Knabb (born Richard ‘Rick’ Knabb) is an American meteorologist working at The Weather Channel. He serves as the network’s on-air hurricane expert and tropical program manager.
Dr. Rick Knabb Age
Knabb likes to keep his personal life private and hence has not yet disclosed the year and month he was born. However, he might be in his 50’s.
Dr. Rick Knabb Height
Knabb stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches tall.
Dr. Rick Knabb Family
Dr. Knabb is a Chicago native. He 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 Knabb has any siblings.
Dr. Rick Knabb Wife
Knabb is a married man. However, he has not revealed the name of his wife nor those of his children as he likes to keep his personal life private.
Dr. Rick Knabb Net Worth
Knabb has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million -$5 Million which he has earned through his career as a meteorologist.
Dr. Rick Knabb Salary
Knabb earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Dr. Rick Knabb Career
Knabb serves at The Weather Channel as an on-air hurricane expert and tropical program manager. He does reports on hurricanes and tropical storms and offers in-depth weather analysis and forecasts with the sole 24-hour provider of national storm coverage for the country.
After working as Director of the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami from 2012-2017, Dr. Knabb will come to The Weather Channel. While at the NHC, he oversaw the implementation of numerous programs to modify the way the public recognizes and is alerted to hurricanes, tropical cyclones, and their consequences.
Dr. Knabb contributed to the development of the watch and warning system for storm surges, which highlights coastal and lowland regions at risk of floods and storm surges, frequently the largest threat from cyclones and hurricanes to life and property.
Knabb is a trusted weather speaker. He led the monitoring of major disasters, including Hurricane Irene in 2011, during his first stint on The Weather Channel. As NHC Chief, during extreme weather disasters, including Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and Hurricane Matthew in 2016, he supervised the hurricane center staff.
Dr. Knabb worked as Deputy Director of the Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu prior to his first stint on The Weather Channel. Dr. Knabb worked at the National Hurricane Center in Miami as a Senior Hurricane Expert and Research and Procedures Officer before that. During many historic weather incidents, including the announcement of Hurricane Katrina’s formation over the Gulf of Mexico in 2005, he coordinated and provided official forecasts.
When coming to his education, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Purdue University in Atmospheric Science. Dr. Knabb graduated from Florida State University with a Master of Science and a Doctorate in Meteorology and conducted postdoctoral studies at the University of Hawaii. He is a member of the Meteorological Society of America.
Dr. Rick Knabb The Weather Channel
Knabb is working at The Weather Channel where he works alongside other famous The Weather Channel anchors and reporters including;
- Alex Wilson
- Chris Warren
- Alex Wallace
- Mike Seidel
- Dr. Greg Postel
- Carl Parker
- Stu Ostro
- Tom Niziol
- Dr. Erika Navarro
- Dave Malkoff
- Dr. Greg Forbes
- Mark Elliot
- Kelly Cass
- Jen Carfagno
- Jim Cantore
- Chris Bruin
- Mike Bettes
- Stephanie Abrams
- Felica Combs
- Jacqui Jeras
- Tevin Wooten
- Reynolds Wolf
- Paul Goodloe
Dr. Rick Knabb Social Media Platforms
Knabb is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Facebook and Twitter. He has over 73.8k followers on Twitter and over 1.5k followers on Facebook.