Christopher Nance was an American journalist and weathercaster born in 1955 but died in 2021 at the age of 66. He was also known as the father of Noella Bergener, a cast member of The Real Housewives of Orange County.
For more than two decades, Christopher Nance worked as the weatherman for NBC, a position that saw people add Weatherman to his name. His role at KNBC TV station was to give the public concise weather reports and he carried out his duties so well he will not be forgotten so quickly.
In addition to weather forecasts, Nance also did newscasts during the weekend but in spite of all his career achievements, he only tasted major fame upon his death in 2022. A smooth tour through the life, career, and death of the weatherman will throw more light on how he lived and died, as well as the family he left behind.
He was a South Carolina Native
Christopher Nance was born in 1955 in South Carolina, United States. His early life details are not in the public space as he lived a quiet life until his death. As such, the identity of his parents and any possible siblings are not known. However, from pictures shared by his daughter Noella on Instagram, it is clear he grew up with a brother who unfortunately passed on in September 2002 following an aneurysm.
For his basic education, Christopher Nance attended local schools in his vicinity but their names are not known. Considering his career as a journalist, it can be deduced that he went on to college after high school to pursue a degree in the media industry. However, the finer details about his educational background have remained a mystery.
Nance spent his formative years in his hometown in South Carolina before relocating in search of greener pastures. That quest took him all the way to Califonia where he settled down to build his career.
Christopher Nance was a Weatherman for NBC for 20 Years
Christopher Nance was a passionate journalist who put so much effort into what he did for a living. After completing his studies, he went into professional journalism at a very young age and grew in the craft. At the early stage of his career, he worked at some small new channels. He spent those formative years in Monterey and San Francisco, honing his skills as a media personality.
He later joined KNBC Television in 1985 and remained there for the next 20 years. At KNBC, Christopher Nance worked as a weathercaster, presenting accurate weather reports to his audience on the Today show. He also anchored morning shows and presented weekend newscasts.
According to reports, Christopher Nance’s employment with KNBC Television was terminated in August 2002 based on allegations of misconduct around other workers. While he tried to exonerate himself, he was not granted an audience.
Why was He Called Christopher Nance Weatherman?
After more than 20 years of working as a weathercaster for NBC and other media outlets, Christopher Nance earned the name Weatherman. The name was given to him by followers of his weather report shows, mostly for his competence in the job and it followed him until his death. Even his daughter used the same name to refer to her father in her post about his death.
Aside from being the weatherman, Christopher Nance was known for his involvement in championing countless charities that target children. He also donated heavily to charity. For his contributions and service to humanity, Nace was honored by the Los Angeles City Council a lot of times.
Who was Christopher Nance’s Wife?
Christopher Nance was married once in his lifetime to a woman named Nicholette Ortega Nance. They dated for a while before they got married but their union was quite a rocky one. The fighting was much between them and subsequently led to their separation.
Aside from Nicholette, Christopher admitted that he dated some of his interns but his personal life has always been a private affair.
Who is Christopher Nance’s Daughter and How Many Children Did He Have?
Christopher had a daughter named Noella Bergener with his former wife Nicholette Ortega. Noella is a TV personality in her own right and is known for being a cast member of the popular Real Housewives of Orange County (RHOC) reality TV show.
Noella set a record as the first Black Housewife of RHOC. In addition to her television career, she is also an entrepreneur with a shop named Playland. Christopher Nance’s daughter is also a social media influencer with thousands of followers. She often posts racy pictures to the delight of her fans.
So far, Noella is the only child linked to Christopher Nance and through her, he got two grandchildren – granddaughter Coco and grandson James Jr. Nance and his daughter didn’t have the best father-daughter relationship but they were on good terms but he passed. They didn’t keep in touch for a while but reconnected in 2020, though he didn’t get to meet his grandchildren who he was said to be very proud of.
When Did Christopher Nance Die?
While there are speculations that he died in 2012, Christopher Nance actually died in October 2021. The touching tribute shared by his daughter on Instagram announced the loss to the world. Season 16 of The Real Housewives of Orange County was an emotional one for all as Noella broke down on set upon hearing the news of her father’s death.
Christopher Nance died of complications resulting from sickle cell anemia. The disease affects the shape of the red blood cells, making movement through the blood vessels difficult. According to his daughter, he was the oldest person living with sickle cell anemia in the United States. This is likely the case as Christopher Nance died at the age of 66 which is rare for carriers of the deadly genetic disease and most people didn’t know he suffered from sickle cell anemia until his death.