Joe Schmit Biography
Joe Schmit is an American Emmy Award-winning Anchor/Reporter/Director, Keynote Speaker, and Author working for KSTP in Saint Paul, Minnesota as a Sports Director and Speaker. Prior to re-joining the station in January 2010, he worked for WBAY-TV.
Joe Schmit Age
Schmit was born on November 13, 1980, in Seymour, Wisconsin, United States. He is therefore 42 years old as of 2022. He celebrates his birthday on the 13th of November every year.
Joe Schmit Height
Schmit stands at an approximate height of 6 feet and 0 inches.
Joe Schmit Family
Schmit 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 Schmit has any siblings.
Joe Schmit Wife / Children
Schmit is married to his lovely spouse, Laura Sahr Schmit. They served as chairs of the largest food shelf’s major capital campaign in Minnesota called VEAP. The couple takes great pride in being dad and mom to their 3 kids; 2 daughters: Gaby Schmit and Natalie Thomas, and a son whose names are under review. The family resides happily in Bloomington, Minnesota.
Joe Schmit Net Worth
Schmit has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as an Anchor/Reporter/Director, Keynote Speaker, and Author.
Joe Schmit Salary
Schmit earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Joe Schmit Education
Schmit is a proud alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communication/Media Studies. Before his college studies, he was a student at Seymour High School in Wisconsin, where he earned his high school diploma.
Joe Schmit Career
Schmit serves at KSTP 5 Eyewitness News as a Sports Director and Speaker. This is a rejoin to the station, for he once worked there from 1985 to 2006. He worked as a sports director and news anchor at KSTP during his first stint. Schmit also serves at 1500 ESPN radio as a frequent contributor. Additionally, he works as a keynote speaker at his firm, Joe Schmit Speaks LLC.
After his first stint at KSTP, he took a break from broadcasting for 3 years. During that time, he became the President of PMMG, a company that did media and marketing. They worked with clients like Fingerhut, Sun Country Airlines, Polaroid, Ubid, and more. He also appeared in radio and television commercials as the spokesperson for Sun Country Airlines.
Just before Schmit rejoined the station, he worked for Sun Country Airlines as a Media and Marketing Consultant for 2 years. He has worked for the John T. Petters Foundation and Petters Media and Marketing Group, as the president for nearly 2 years.
Before Schmit joined KSTP on his first stint, he worked for WBAY-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin as a sports director. Other TV stations that he has worked for include WKBT-TV in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and KCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Joe Schmit Awards and Honors
Schmit has won many accolades and honors for his remarkable work over the years of his career. Some of these awards include 18 Emmy Awards, which he was awarded by the National Television Academy. Also, he holds a National Headliner Award which he earned for reporting on the passing of Kory Stringer (Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman) in the year 2001.
The National Speakers Association (NSA) recognized Schmit by giving him the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) title. This is a special title, and not many people in the NSA have it—less than 15% of all members around the world.
Joe Schmit Volunteer Work
Schmit has been serving at the National Speakers Association-Minnesota Chapter (NSA-MN) as a board member since August 2018. He is also actively involved in the Minnesota Vikings Advisory Board and the PACER Advisory Board.
Schmit has been helping young people for a long time, supporting many groups in the community. One group he cares a lot about is Big Brothers and Big Sisters. He used to be a member of the board and the president at Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Twin Cities. He collected more than $3 million for the group by organizing the “Joe Schmit Celebrity Golf Tournament”, which went on for 16 years. In the year 2000, Big Brothers and Big Sisters honored Schmit with the Jim Kelly Distinguished Service Award. Then, in the year 2001, Schmit won the Odyssey Award for his dedication to helping and guiding young people.
In the year 2005, Schmit got an award from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) for being a leader in the community. In the year 2018, Schmit won the Mike Givens Award for his work with MG Charities, a group trying to find a cure for brain cancer. He used to be the leader and a board member of the Fairway Foundation, and he has also given his time to help other groups that do good things for people.
Joe Schmit Cancer / Health
Schmit underwent a diagnosis of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (cancer cells in the lymph system), in May 2006. He went through a number of chemotherapies for a few months in the year 2008, and now his cancer is in remission (the cancer cells are reduced). Schmit shares his cancer journey in one of his books called “Silent Impact.”
Joe Schmit Books
Schmit has authored 2 books;
- “Silent Impact: Influence Through Purpose, Persistence, and Passion”
- “The Impact Blueprint: A Step-by-Step Journey to a Life of Significance”.
Joe Schmit KSTP
Schmit is working at KSTP where he works alongside other famous KSTP meteorologists, anchors, and reporters including;
- Lindsey Brown
- Kevin Doran
- Paul Folger
- Brett Hoffland
- Alex Jokich
- Leah McLean
- Wren Clair
- Jonathan Yuhas
- Matt Serwe
- Chris Long
Joe Schmit Website
Click here to view his website.
Joe Schmit Social Media Platforms
He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Facebook and Twitter. He has over 13.2K followers on Twitter.