Mariel Ruiz Biography
Mariel Ruiz is an American meteorologist who serves WFAA as a bilingual meteorologist on WFAA’s Daybreak, Good Morning Texas, and Midday in Dallas. She joined the station in December 2021. Previously, she served KVUE Media Group as a morning meteorologist.
Mariel Ruiz Age
Ruiz 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 30’s.
Mariel Ruiz Height
Ruiz stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches tall.
Mariel Ruiz Family
Ruiz has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents. It is also not known if Mariel has any siblings.
Mariel Ruiz Husband
Ruiz is happily married to the love of his life, Joseph. When not working, Mariel loves spending time with her husband, Joseph, and their two dogs.
Mariel Ruiz Net Worth
Ruiz has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her career as a journalist.
Mariel Ruiz Salary
Ruiz earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Mariel Ruiz Education
After completing her high school education, Ruiz attended and graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology.
Mariel Ruiz Career
Ruiz serves WFAA as a bilingual meteorologist on WFAA’s Daybreak, Good Morning Texas, and Midday in Dallas. She joined the station in December 2021. Previously, she served KVUE Media Group as a morning meteorologist. Ruiz spent three years covering floods, severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, and snow events for the people of Arkansas, before arriving in Austin.
She was born and raised in nearby North Texas, and prior to moving to Arkansas, she worked in Midland/Odessa. In studio and out in the field, this Arlington, Texas native has seen her fair share of extreme weather coverage. For instance, Hurricane Florence’s record-breaking rainfall for KVUE’s sister station WCNC in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Ruiz earned the title of Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) from the American Meteorological Society in October 2017. Broadcasters must have a degree in meteorology, pass a comprehensive written test, and have their on-air work checked by a jury in order to win the CBM.
While there, she served as a member of the Texas Aggie Storm Chasers and was involved in Texas Aggie Broadcasting. The American Meteorological Society has Mariel as a member. She’s presented research at the annual conference before, and she’s even spoken on a panel for aspiring broadcast meteorology students.
Ruiz, who is fluent in Spanish and has a great interest in communication, often uses social media to share important weather information. Thanks to her unique forecasting across the numerous channels available, her social media profile continues to expand tremendously.
Further, she has volunteered for a number of organizations, but her true passion is assisting young women in pursuing and advancing careers in STEM fields. Ruiz has hosted the Museum of Discovery’s Girls in STEM programs in the past few summers to teach young women what it’s like to work as a meteorologist behind the scenes.
Mariel was featured on the cover of Arkansas’ El Latino magazine shortly after arriving in Little Rock. The magazine was excited to have a Spanish-speaking scientist on TV and wanted to introduce her to the Hispanic community.
Mariel Ruiz KVUE
Ruiz worked at KVUE alongside other famous KVUE anchors and reporters including;
- Amy Freeze
- Sandra Bookman
- Joe Torres
- Hank Cavagnaro
- Mike Marut
- Bryce Newberry
- Molly Oak
- Tony Plohetski
- Erica Proffer
- Mari Salazar
- Hunter Williams
- Mike Rush
- Hannah Rucker
- Yvonne Nava
- Jason Mikell
- Bryan Mays
- Erika Lopez
- Jenni Lee
- Jeff Jones
- Shane Hinton
- Terri Gruca
- Ashley Goudeau
- Emily Giangreco
- Jake Garcia
- Brittany Flowers
- Quita Culpepper
Mariel Ruiz Social Media Platforms
Ruiz is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. She has over 5k followers on Twitter, over 4k followers on Instagram, and over 9k followers on Facebook.