• Mike Bettes

    American Meteorologist

    Mike Bettes

  • Facts of Mike Bettes

    Name Mike Bettes
    Birth Name Michael "Mike" Bettes
    Date of Birth 9th January 1972
    Zodiac Sign Capricorn
    Gender Male
    Birth Country Tallmadge, Ohio, USA
    Nationality American
    Ethnicity White
    Profession American meteorologist
    Net worth $3.2 Million
    Salary $74,963
    Marital Status Married
    Spouse Allison Chinchar (m. 2012)
    Children Tallmadge Bettes, Ohio Bettes
    Hair Color Brown
    Eye Color Blue
    Education The Ohio State University
    TV Show Wake Up with Al


    Mike Bettes is one of the fierce meteorologists, whom people call him as storm chaser because of his daring reporting on the most destructive and life-threatening tropical cyclones. He recently took an outstanding coverage of Hurricane Douglas, moving forward to the northwestern part of the USA.

    Bettes was born as Michael Bettes on 9th January 1972 in Tallmadge, Ohio, United States. During his early days in school, he created a keen interest in reading news and writing essays that helped him to build a good base in journalism.

    After graduating from high school, Bettes wen to attend The Ohio State University in 1990. After studying for five years in the university, he earned a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology degree in 1995.

    Salary & Net Worth

    Mike Bettes pursued his meteorology career at first for ABC News-affiliated TV station, WSYX and WTTE-TV affiliated to Fox News in 1996. Moreover, he served as a chief meteorologist at WLOS on ABC News from 1998 to 2003.

    Bettes has been working as a field reporter and meteorologist at The Weather Channel since 2003. He currently earns an annual salary of $96,286 from the percentile ratio of $84,707 $107,865, comparable to The Weather Channel field reporter.

    On a similar hand, Bettes is present at NBC News, where he is serving as a special reporter and fill-in weather anchor for the morning news talk-show, Today since 2007. So, his per annum income might be equivalent to NBC News meteorologist that is $74,963. As of 2020, he has $3.2 Million of net worth.

    As a matter of fact, Mike achieved so many accolades and honors from his meteorology work. He is the recipient of one Emmy Award, National Headliner Award, and Telly Award. He also became NWA Broadcaster of the Year in 2014. Not just that, the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association gave him Seal of Approvals.

    Relationship Status

    The 48-year-old, Bettes is living a prosperous marital life with his wife, Allison Chichar, a meteorologist at CNN News. The duo walked down the aisle in a small and private nuptial in 2012.

    Allison Chichar and Mike Bettes
    Allison Chichar and Mike Bettes
    Image Credit: twitter/mikebettes

    The pair have found the bundle of joy in their life after becoming parents of three adorable children. They initially welcomed two sons, Tallmadge Bettes and Ohio Bettes. Moreover, their third baby boy, Landen Benjamin Bettes was born on 30th January 2015, weighing 8 pounds and 3 ounces.


    The host of Weather Underground, Bettes has a best friend with whom he spends a lovely time while at home or going on vacations. The name of his BFF is his pet dog, Joplyn, which is a White-Golden Labrador Retriever.

    Mike Bettes pet dog, Joplyn
    Mike Bettes pet dog, Joplyn
    Image Credit: facebook.com

    On the other side, a Golden-White Labrador Retreveiver’s price varies from $1,500 to $2,500. Nevertheless, it can be found easily at a fair cost of $2,000. Similarly, this kind of breed puppies ranges from $500 to $1,000.


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