Jim Caldwell Biography
Jim Caldwell is an American meteorologist working for WKYT in Lexington, Kentucky. He joined the station in June 2013. He serves as a morning meteorologist.
Jim Caldwell Age
Bailey likes to keep his personal life private hence he has not yet disclosed the date, month, or year he was born. However, he might be in his 60’s.
Jim Caldwell Height
Chris stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Jim Caldwell Family
Caldwell 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 Jim has any siblings.
Jim Caldwell Wife
Caldwell is happily married to his best friend Terri and together they have two sons, Caleb, and Carsyn Storm. Caleb is his stepson, but to Jim, he’s just as much his as he is Terri’s.
Jim Caldwell Net Worth
Caldwell has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his career as a journalist.
Jim Caldwell Salary
Bailey earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Jim Caldwell Education
Caldwell is a proud graduate of Prestonsburg Community College, the current Big Sandy Community & Technical College. He is also an alumnus of Mississippi State University where he graduated with a degree in Broadcast Meteorology.
Jim Caldwell Career
Caldwell serves at WKYT First Alert Weather as a morning meteorologist. In March 2003, Caldwell became a member of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. Before joining WKYT, he worked at WYMT in Hazard, Kentucky as a meteorologist for more than 12 years.
When he was 15 years old, he wanted nothing more than to be in the medical field–specifically studying in the field of Psychology,” says Caldwell. “In an insert of one of my elementary school yearbooks, we were asked the all-important question ‘What do you want to be when you grow up? ’I responded honestly and said, ‘I want to be a psychiatrist so that I can see what makes people tick.’”
However, something happened that changed that path. Jim who had always desired to be on the radio, received his first chance when he was 15. A station in his hometown of Salyersville called WRLV AM/FM wanted a student to come by and record a couple of promos that kept the community up to date on school news.
“Starting there on I needed to be in communications whether it was radio or TV. I uncovered an enthusiasm for broadcasting that I was unable to deny,” said Caldwell. “Thus, not any more clinical field for me. I had tracked down another affection.”
Caldwell was given another opportunity to get into the broadcasting field early, at the age of 16. When his high school electricity teacher was asked to do play-by-play for the Magoffin County Hornets, he asked Caldwell to be his color commentator and statistician. “That was the break that I needed because just as soon as the season ended I was offered a job at the station,” Caldwell said.
When he first started working at the station he was only tasked with recording the evening weather and recording some commercials. He only put in two or three hours a day after school, on a daily basis. And in no time he was doing everything from cleaning the station, taking out the trash, dabbling in sales, writing commercials, or washing the station vehicle.
In addition to doing all those numerous duties, he was also on the air live every day from 3 to 6 p.m. and all weekend weather was on his shoulders. said Caldwell, “I was given a few titles while there. The first was sports director in 1999 and in 2000 I became music director.”
While still working at WRLV, he completed high school and began the first part of his college career. Caldwell received a phone call from Tony Turner that one cold February day in 2001, and would later change the course of his life again. “
He asked me to come over to WYMT and interview for the chief weathercaster position,” Caldwell said. In late February 2001, he made his third trip ever to the city of Hazard. This time he was here to try for my chance in television. Little did I know that it wouldn’t be the last. Caldwell began working at WYMT on March 12, 2001.
Jim Caldwell WKYT
Caldwell is working at WKYT where he works alongside other famous WKYT anchors and reporters including;
- Jacqueline Policastro
- Alex Walker
- Lee K. Howard
- Dave Baker
- Brian Milam
- Adam Burniston
- Ally Blake
- Chris Bailey
- Garrett Wymer
- Olivia Russell
- Victor Puente
- Andrea Walker
- Kristen Kennedy
- Sam Dick
- Amber Philpott
- Bill Bryant
Jim Caldwell Social Media Platforms
Caldwell is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has over 21k followers on Twitter, over 5k followers on Instagram, and over 86k followers on Facebook.