Gwen Tolbart Biography
Gwen Tolbart is a Canadian Emmy Award-winning Meteorologist working for FOX 5 DC. She joined the station in the year 2002. You can catch her story reports every evening on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and the weather forecasts on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.
Gwen Tolbart Age
Tolbart was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She likes to keep her personal life private hence she has not yet disclosed the date, month, or the year she was born. However, she might be in her 40s.
Gwen Tolbart Height
Tolbart stands at a height of approximately 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m).
Gwen Tolbart Family
Tolbart was raised in Montreal, Quebec. She has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents. Also, there is no information regarding her having any siblings.
Gwen Tolbart Husband
Tolbart is very private about her personal life therefore it is not known if she is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of Tolbart being in any past relationship with anyone.
Gwen Tolbart Net Worth
Tolbart has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a Weather Anchor/Reporter.
Gwen Tolbart Salary
Tolbart earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Gwen Tolbart Education
Tolbart is a proud alumnus of Dawson College, as well as Concordia University in Montreal. She graduated with a degree in Social Science from Dawson College. From Concordia University, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Journalism. During her time at Concordia University, she was part of a billboard campaign to promote education, and for that, she was named a “Leader and Honorary Member” of the All-Canada University Association, Washington DC Metro Area.
Gwen Tolbart Career
Tolbart serves at FOX 5 DC as a Meteorologist. Since Tolbart joined the station, she has earned 3 Associated Press awards, as well as 5 Emmy nominations. Previously, she was in Dallas, Texas, working for KTVT CBS-11 as a Feature Reporter, as well as Weather Anchor. Also, she hosted “Positively Texas”, a Live audience talk show. While at KTVT, she won three awards; the “2000 Media Person Of the Year” award, 5 National Association of Black Journalists Broadcasting Awards, and a Weather Team Emmy Award.
During her time at CBS, she mentored elementary school children, whereby she set up mentor workshops and programs for single teen moms, as well as at-risk girls. She was recognized by the National Association of Black Journalists with the prestigious “National Community Service Award” (NABJ) and featured in Jet Magazine. Also, in the year 2002, she was honored with a “Woman of Distinction Award” with official commendations from the United States Congress, Texas State Representative, and the Governor of Texas. In the year 2002, Tolbart got official recognition by the Nova Scotia House of Assembly – Government of Canada. This was for her community service and career achievements.
Tolbart got her start in her hometown, Montreal, Quebec, where she worked for the Black Community Communications Media as a Producer/Host of “Black Is,” a news magazine program. Also, she contributed to the radio show, “Black Speaks.” During her tenure in Montreal, she had projects, and one of them was hosting a mentoring program for adolescent inner-city girls, “Positive Images.” She arranged for the girls to meet Coretta Scott King.
From there, she moved to Canada’s nationally-aired “Weather Network”, where she held positions of News/Weather Anchor. There, she also hosted “Travel, Travel”, an award-winning and internationally syndicated travel show, and served as a reporter on the consumer advocacy program “Fighting Back.” Additionally, she served as CTV’s Montreal CFCF-12 as a Weather Anchor. Later on, she now moved to KTVT, then finally to FOX 5 DC.
Tolbart has been on the Board of a residential program for at-risk adolescent males, “Our House” in Olney, Maryland for 14 years. There, she was the coordinator of programs and raising major funds for a new dorm. In Washington, she has been on the Board of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Tolbart holds various awards, which she received since being in Washington. The Empower Program (serving teen girls) has awarded her the “2004 Voices Against Violence Award”. The Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. voted her “2005 Woman Of The Year”. She holds the “2009 New Endeavors By Women Volunteer Award” for serving homeless women. The Daily Record voted her one of the “2014 Top 100 Women In the State of Maryland”. Com-fort Cases (serving foster children) awarded her “Champion Of the Year Award” in the year 2018. Tolbart is lucky to have been recognized by President Obama’s “Lifetime Achievement Award for Community Service.”
Other than her work as a meteorologist, she works as an Emcee, Keynote and Motivational Speaker, Speaking Coach, and Seminar Leader. She also owns a professional speaking business “Tolbart Talks”. She is a National Speaker’s Association (NSA) member. Formerly, she served as a Board Member of the D.C. NSA Chapter, where she was First Runner-Up in the “NSA USA National Keynote Speaking Competition.”
Gwen Tolbart FOX 5 DC
Tolbart is currently working at FOX 5 DC where she works alongside other famous FOX 5 DC anchors and reporters including;
- Jim Lokay
- Marina Marraco
- Wisdom Martin
- Marissa Mitchell
- Holly Morris
- Sue Palka
- Shirin Rajaee
- Maureen Umeh
- Tucker Barnes
- Steve Chenevey
- Erin Como
- Jennifer Delgado
- Rob Desir
- Tisha Lewis
Gwen Tolbart Social Media Platforms
Tolbart is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. She has over 7900 followers on Twitter.