Eric Braate Biography
Eric Braate is an American meteorologist working at WNBC. There he serves as a Weather Executive Producer. He joined the station in August 2021.
Eric Braate Age
Braate likes to keep his personal life private hence has not yet disclosed the year and month he was born. However, he might be in his 40’s.
Eric Braate Height
Braate stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Eric Braate Family
Braate 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 Braate has any siblings.
Eric Braate Spouse
Braate is openly gay. He is married to Huy Nguyen, the couple married in New York City in October of 2014, at the time New York was one of the few states where gay marriage was legal. The couple lives together with their dog Pickle, a terrier-mix rescue dog.
Eric Braate Net Worth
Braate has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million -$5 Million which he has earned through his career as a meteorologist.
Eric Braate Salary
Braate earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Eric Braate Career
Braate serves at WNBC as a Weather Executive Producer. Before joining the station, he served at KPRC Channel 2 as the staff meteorologist and the executive producer of weather. He joined KPRC for the 2nd time in June 2011 and departed in August 2021. From 2007 – 2008, he worked for KPRC as a weekend meteorologist. As a weekday morning meteorologist, he moved to Graham Media’s sister station, WDIV-TV, in Detroit in 2008.
Eric performed a combination of work on Channel 2 in front of and behind the camera. Depending on the shift he’s filling, he was seen giving the weather forecast every day of the week at any time of day. He also pinched hits on traffic duty on weekday mornings when required. He has worked as a reporter and from time to time has covered community activities live from the field, too.
Eric had a career choice that was fascinating and unique. He received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, after growing up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Before taking a dramatic turn to indulge his passion for meteorology, he worked for many years as an engineer for FMC Corporation and General Electric. He left his job on a leap of faith, sold his house, and began college.
In Greenville, Mississippi, Eric landed his first television job at WXVT-TV while still a graduate student. He went on to work at WJXT-TV in Jacksonville, Florida, and WITI-TV in Milwaukee after securing his degree before joining Channel 2.
Eric likes being involved outside while he isn’t working. He has completed more than 30 marathons and several triathlons, including three full IRONMAN triathlons as an avid runner and biker. In 2017, to raise funds and money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, he participated in the IRONMAN World Championship Triathlon in Kona, Hawaii. Over $120,000 was raised by his campaign.
When coming to his education, he is a graduate of Mississippi State University, where he spent 2 years and earned an emphasis on operational meteorology and a master’s degree in geoscience. Ever since he has not looked back.
He likes to mix his love of running with another passion—travel. Marathons have been performed in locations big and small. In every state and every continent, including Antarctica, his ambition is to eventually run a marathon. I hope his legs will hold up long enough to make it happen. Painting, cooking, baking, reading, and spending quality time with family and friends are his other passions.
Eric Braate KPRC 2
Braate has worked at KPRC 2 where he worked alongside other famous KPRC 2 anchors and reporters including;
- Anavid Reyes
- Justin Stapleton
- Jonathan Martinez
- Syan Rhodes
- Christine Noël
- Keith Garvin
- Lisa Hernandez
- Owen Conflenti
- Kris Gutierrez
- Britta Merwin
- Khambrel Marshall
- Frank Billingsley
- Sofia Ojeda
- Jacob Rascon
- Lauren Freeman
- Andy Cerota
- Dominique Sachse
Eric Braate Social Media Platforms
Braate is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has over 2.6k followers on Twitter, over 1k followers on Instagram, and over 16k followers on Facebook.