Jennifer Valdez Biography
Jennifer Valdez is an American Meteorologist working for CBS46 in Atlanta Georgia U.S. as a noon, 4 pm, 5 pm, and 6 pm chief meteorologist. She has been working for the station since 2008 after working for WYFF.
Jennifer Valdez Age
Valdez is 42 years old as of 2023. She was born on 5th November 1981 in Orlando, Florida and celebrates her birthday every year on the 5th of November.
Jennifer Valdez Height
Valdez stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 4 inches.
Jennifer Valdez Family
Valdez’s parents and relatives are from Argentina and she can speak fluent Spanish. She is close to her parents and relatives as she often posts their photos on her social media.
Jennifer Valdez Husband
Valdez has been happily married to Derek Engelhard since the spring of 2009. Together they have two children a daughter Annelise Katherine who was born in August 2011 and a son Lucas born on 4th February 2014. When she is not working, She loves traveling with her family, spending time with family and friends, eating out, watching Florida Gator football, and hanging out at the pool.
Jennifer Valdez Net Worth
Valdez has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million and $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a Meteorologist.
Jennifer Valdez Salary
Valdez earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Jennifer Valdez Education
Valdez studied at the University of Florida from 1999 to 2003 and acquired a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications. She is also a master’s degree in Geosciences graduate from Mississippi State University where she studied from 2003 to 2005. Jennifer worked for The Weather Channel in 2005 as an on-camera meteorology intern.
Jennifer Valdez Career
Valdez has been working for CBS46 in Atlanta Georgia U.S. as a noon, 4 pm, 5 pm, and 6 pm meteorologist since 2008. From June 2008 to May 2019, she served as the Morning 4:30 AM, 5:00 AM, and 6:00 AM Meteorologist and noon Meteorologist. She presented continuous live coverage during potentially life-threatening severe weather events.
Valdez was the lead meteorologist in January 2023 in North Georgia a dozen tornadoes tore the area. She reported when the disastrous ice storm crippled the city in 2014 and in September 2009 during the epic floods she reported on continuous severe weather. She was on air in 2008 when Fay produced almost six tornadoes.
Valdez was also given the role of a co-host of the Better Morning Atlanta show from September 2011 to September 2014. From July 2015 to September 2016, she also became the host of Atlanta Plugged In, a 30-minute-long lifestyle and entertainment show. She became the chief Meteorologist in May 2019 on the 4 pm, 5 pm, 6 pm, 11 pm on CBS46 and 9 pm on Peachtree TV.
Before joining CBS46, she worked for WYFF as a Weekend Evening 6 pm and 11 pm Meteorologist from May 2005 to May 2008. She was also a Primary fill-in for chief meteorologist and weekday morning meteorologist. During Hurricane Ernesto and Tropical Storm Cristobal, she gave live reports on the Carolina Coast. She reported 3 days a week on weather, science, and human interest stories.
Jennifer Valdez Colon Surgery
Valdez underwent a colon surgery on 2nd November 2022 and was set to go back to work on 12th December 2022 according to a post on The Atlanta Journal on 9th December 2022. The article stated that she had suffered from colon-related illness diverticulitis dozens of times over the past 20 years. It further stated that a part of her colon was prone to infection and she’d require antibiotics. “I’d end up in severe pain and fever,” Valdez said. In 2022 alone she had been hospitalized three times and the doctors told her a part of her colon should be removed and as a result, she chose elective surgery.
Jennifer Valdez Back Surgery
Valdez also underwent back surgery according to a post on The Atlants Journal by Rodnet Ho on 1st July 2020, Valdez said that she would be better for a day and then be in pain for three days. However, she hoped to go back to work by the end of the month working from home.
Jennifer Valdez CBS46
Valdez is working at CBS46 where she works alongside other famous CBS46 meteorologists, anchors, and reporters including;
- Rebekka Schramm
- Harry Samler
- Emily Gagnon
- Rodney Harris
- Fred Campagna
- Ella Dorsey
- Allen Devlin
- Meghan Packer
- Gurvir Dhindsa
- Tracye Hutchins
- Rick Folbaum
- Shon Gables
Jennifer Valdez Social Media Platforms
She is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. She has over 16k followers on Facebook.