Who Is Jim Cantore and Where Is The Weatherman Now?

James D. Cantore, also known as Jim Cantore is an American meteorologist best known as an on-air personality for The Weather Channel. Jim has become highly regarded as one of America’s most respected and renowned forecasters for more than 30 years

Always animated, passionate, and intense, Jim Cantore has come to embody the ultimate image of the weatherman. Easily the most popular American meteorologist there is, Jim’s face is most likely the face you’d see when the next major weather event occurs.

Often seen as the Rock star of Weather forecasters Jim’s style of relating weather details to the ordinary viewer has elevated his status among his peers and increased the ratings of The Weather Channel (TWC).

It has become a regular saying that if you see Jim Cantore in your town, it might just be time to pack up and leave, a hurricane might just be on the horizon. Such has been his influence that he is considered America’s prime time weatherman.

Born on the 16th of February 1964 in Beacon Falls, Connecticut, he was raised in Vermont and as a child, he took a remarkable interest in the weather and recalls that as a result of that his dad encouraged him to study meteorology. His father was of the view that he’d be best served doing what he enjoys doing for the rest of his life.

Jim Cantore Bio and Profile Summary

Age/Date of Birth:
60 years old (16 February 1964 )
5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Wife or Girlfriend:Tamra Cantore (married 1990–2009)
Net Worth:$4.5 million

Before His Career at The Weather Channel, He Worked At His School’s TV Station

Upon his parent’s support, Jim enrolled to study Meteorology at Lyndon State College now Northern Vermont University. While an undergraduate he worked at the school’s TV station and immediately after graduating he was offered a job at The Weather Channel.

Jim Cantore Rose to Prominence Covering Severe Weather Situations

He is best known for his live reports from server weather issues. Jim has covered major weather issues like hurricanes Katrina, Gustav, Rita, Isabel, etc. The weatherman rose to fame after he covered 5 hurricanes including Andrews.

Jim Cantore contributes to NBC’s “NBC Nightly News” and “TODAY,”, he also covered the weather for Discovery Channel’s special that featured Nik Wallenda’s tightrope walk across Niagara Falls.

What Else Does Jim Cantore Do Now?

In addition to his regular engagements, he also anchors TWC’s award-winning Storm Stories, the network’s long-form series, he also hosts Cantore Stories. Jim also makes appearances at international sports events where he reports the weather, he forecasted the weather at 2012 London Games, the 2010 Vancouver Games, and the annual NHL Winter Classic. Cantore has got a chance in reporting the Winter X Games and PGA tournaments.

He Has Had Quite Some Achievements in his Field

He is a part of the most promising launch of Space Shuttle Discovery. He was awarded the prestigious NOAA in 2002. He is a member of the National Weather Association. Due to his continuous support and contribution in the field of landscapes, weather reporting he also got the membership in American Meteorological Society membership.

Cantore has got some awards to his name. In 2004, he received the NOAA-David S. Johnson Awards and much more. He was in a video ‘ItsAmazingOutThere’ by the Weather Channel which went viral and recently has 4.5 million views.

In 2014, a video of Jim jabbing a student went viral, he had been on live TV reporting when a college student charged towards him, Jim simply kneed him in the groin and continued his job unfazed without interrupting his presentation. This video has over two million views on Youtube.

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A Look At Jim Cantore’s Family Life

Though currently single, Cantore was married previously. From 1990-2007, Cantore was married to Tamara Cantore. The couple who were colleagues met while at TWC and Cantore later proposed her. From a romantic relationship, they decided to get married. The couple had welcomed two children named; Christina as a daughter born in 1993, and Ben as a son born in 1995. They were living a happily married life until his wife Tamara was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.

His Marriage Collapsed and He Was Once Rumored to Be Gay

Tamra suffers from Parkinson’s disease and both children have Fragile X syndrome. Their marriage couldn’t last as long as they divorced in 2007. There had been speculation that Jim Cantore is gay; though still not proved. Cantore is committed to various charitable works for the disease, which his ex-wife and his children suffered – [FRAXA] the Fragile X Research Foundation, and the Parkinson’s Unity Walk.

What Has He Been Up To Now?

After Jim Cantore’s divorce from his wife, it was rumored that he dated Alexandra Steele. As of now, however, Jim seems to be single and is probably not interested in getting a girlfriend.

Cantore is a very private kind of person, as he has kept his personal and professional life confidential. Cantore seems to focus more on creating a stable professional career rather than focusing more on the details related to his personal life.

Profile Summary
First Name:James
Last Name:Cantore
Also Known As:
Jim Cantore
Famous For:On-air personality for The Weather Channel
Colleges/Universities Attended:
Northern Vermont University-Lyndon (1986), Northern Vermont University
Educational Qualifications:
B.Sc Meteorology,
Birthday & Zodiac
Age/Date of Birth:
60 years old (16 February 1964 )
Zodiac Sign:Aquarius
Birth Place:
Beacon Falls, Connecticut
Country of Residence:
United States of America (USA)
Physical Attributes
5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
55 kg (121 lbs)
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Hair Color:
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Marital Status:
Tamra Cantore (née Zinn) (m. 1990–2009)
Family and Relatives
2 children - Christina Cantore- Daughter
Ben Cantore - Son
Siblings:Vinnie Cantore - Brother
Other Relatives:
Net Worth
Estimated Net Worth:
$4.5 million
Source of Wealth:
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