When talking about popular meteorologists in the nation, Pete Delkus is not a name to disregard. Pete’s profound expertise has been duly felt at WFAA-TV, Dallas, Texas, where he works as their Chief Meteorologist. The delightful weatherman has amassed great following with his distinctive approach and attitude to work. His songs of praises have been found on the lips of many WFAA-TV viewers who always look forward to his segment on the network. Find out more about the media personality below.
Who Is Pete Delkus?
Pete Delkus is an alumnus of Southern Illinois University (SIUE). After earning his Bachelor of Science at the school, he proceeded to Mississippi State University where he got his master’s degree in Meteorology. His degrees were followed by certifications from the American Meteorological Society and also the National Weather Association.
Pete Delkus became a part of WFAA TV in 2005 as a weather forecaster covering North Texas. Over the years, he has served well-founded and reliable forecast on different kinds of weather issues ranging from flooding to tornadoes and others. This has made him very popular and highly respected in the whole of Texas.
Before WFAA TV, Delkus worked as a meteorologist at WFTV in Orlando Florida. In 1996, he also joined WCPO-TV, the ABC affiliate in Cincinnati, Ohio. Before he left the outfit in 2005 he left a significant mark through his in-depth and accurate works that earned him the title, ‘severe weather leader’. He was most notable for his coverage of the Tornado “99. Since his exit from WCPO in 2005, it has been an interesting journey at Texas’ WAAF TV; one filled with lots of intriguing experiences.
Before weather forecasting, Delkus was a renowned baseball player and recorded great achievements as a pitcher. He started playing as an amateur in his town before he began his college career at SIUE. He was a college all-star and participated in different competitions. When he left college he joined the Minnesota Twins organization. There, he bagged several titles and awards. One of them is the Minnesota Twins Minor League Player of the Twins organization.
Salary And Net Worth
Not much is known about the financial status of the ace meteorologist Pete Delkus. But considering his long-spanned career with WFAA-TV it is believed that he earns a substantial payment from the outfit. He lives a very comfortable life with his family.
Family – Wife, Children
Despite his busy work schedule, Pete Delkus always makes out time for love and family. Reports have it that the weatherman is very devoted to his family. He is married to Jacque Delkus and they have been married for over 25 years which has made them a model for younger couples. Together they have two children; their daughter Emily, and Peter, their son. They all live together in Dallas, Texas.
Delkus never ceases to gush over his wife whom he regards as his best friend. On their 25th wedding anniversary in 2016, he took to social media to eulogize his wife as he thanked her for being the best friend and partner he could ever ask for. There’s indeed so much to learn from the loved-up couple.
Like the meteorologist, Delkus’ son, Peter is a baseball player and is very devoted to the game.
Other Facts About The Meteorologist
- Apart from baseball and weather forecasting, Pete Delkus is also a good singer. As a matter of fact, he used to sing in the church when he was much younger, and always had a dream of becoming a country singer. The weatherman confesses to having a good tenor voice which he has always wanted to put to good use.
- Delkus not only stands out for his exceptional weather powers but also for his distinctive height. One of the tallest around, he stands at a height of 6ft 3in and has a proportional weight to complement it. Though the figure is not known, it’s easy to see the balance of his body features by mere looking at him on the screen.
- During his time with Cincinnati’s WCPO-TV, Delkus was exceptional and received several recognitions from stakeholders. He bagged the Associated Press (AP) Awards for best regularly scheduled weather and many other accolades.