Tony Petrarca Biography
Tony Petrarca is an American journalist and Chief Meteorologist at WPRI-TV since March 1987. He has over 34 years of experience studying and forecasting New England weather. He is a native Rhode Islander, grew up watching WPRI 12, and has lived here his entire life.
Tony Petrarca Age
Petrarca 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 40’s.
Tony Petrarca Height
Petrarca stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Tony Petrarca Family
Petrarca 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 Tony has any siblings.
Tony Petrarca Wife
Petrarca is happily married to the love of his life. However, not much is known about his wife. The couple is blessed with three kids.
Tony Petrarca Net Worth
Petrarca has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his career as a journalist.
Tony Petrarca Salary
Petrarca earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Tony Petrarca Career
As a youngster, Tony would follow blizzards and tropical storms on his “climate divider” at home and consistently longed for turning into a meteorologist. He thanks his folks for their affection and backing in assisting him with accomplishing his fantasy.
He is an alum of Toll Gate High School in Warwick and Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vermont, where he acquired a B.S. Degree in Meteorology.
Tony is an individual from the American Meteorological Society and holds the Society’s best expectations for a TV meteorologist with the “A.M.S. Broadcast Seal Of Approval” grant. In 2012, he was enlisted into the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Silver Circle in acknowledgment of his 30 years as a meteorologist.
He has likewise been designated multiple times for the New England Emmy Award for his work and was cast a ballot Most Accurate Meteorologist multiple times by Rhode Island Monthly Magazine yearly perusers survey, just as various urban honors. He has driven the Pinpoint Weather group with Associated Press Awards for “Best Weathercast” in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006, and 2012. One of Tony’s vocation features was spending a colder time of year-end of the week on Mt. Washington, N.H., which later transformed into a half-hour Emmy-designated climate narrative named “On Top Of New England.”
In the previous 30 years, Tony has figured everything Mother Nature needs to bring to the table here in New England including snowstorms, different Nor’easters, the Historic Floods of 2010, Tropical Storm Irene, Hurricane Sandy, the Blizzards of 2013, 2015, and the 1995-1996 winter, which brought more than 100 creeps of snow, endless serious tempests, and surprisingly an intermittent twister danger.
Tony never truly left school. In the previous 27 years, he has visited in excess of 600-grade schools showing youngsters’ climate. With his impact and direction, a portion of these more youthful understudies chose to consider the climate in the school.
Tony’s maxim is to reward the local area that he experienced childhood in and he does precisely that. He has given innumerable hours to different altruistic associations including the “Tomorrow Fund,” “Meeting Street School,” “East Bay Coalition For The Homeless,” “Junction Homeless Shelter,” “The Fogarty Center,” “Hasbro Children’s Hospital” and was an individual from the directorate for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Tony is the co-have for the yearly Meeting Street Telethon and previous host of the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon. In 2015, he got the “Children Of Italy Service Award” He likewise fills in as a Eucharistic pastor at Sacred Heart Church in West Warwick.
Tony Petrarca WPRI
Petrarca is currently working at WPRI where he works alongside other famous WPRI anchors and reporters including;
- Erica Ricci
- Shiina LoSciuto
- Chelsea Jones
- Kim Kalunian
- Kait Walsh
- Brian Yocono
- Patrick Little
- Danielle North
- Mike Montecalvo
- Shannon Hegy
- Rosie Langello
- Morey Hershgordon
- Yianni Kourakis
- JP Smollins
- Michelle Muscatello
- T.J Del Santo
- Pete Mangione
- Steven Matregrano
- Melissa Sardelli
Tony Petrarca Social Media Platforms
Petrarca is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has over 6k followers on Twitter, over 1k followers on Instagram, and over 16k followers on Facebook.