Biography of CNN Meteorologist Allison Chinchar

Biography of CNN Meteorologist Allison Chinchar; Husband, Kids

Allison Chinchar Biography

Allison Chinchar is a CNN meteorologist. She is a member of the American Meteorological Society, the National Weather Association, and the International Association of Broadcast Meteorology.

She has previously worked at WXIA-TV in Atlanta, WKRN in Nashville, Tennessee and WTVC in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Her weather coverage includes the super tornado outbreak on April
26-27, 2011, the ice/snow storm of January 2011 which effectively shut down the city of
Atlanta and the northern half of the state, and she also covered Hurricane Isaac live from
New Orleans in August 2012.

Allison Chinchar Age & Height

She was born on April 9, 1984, in Mansfield, Ohio, United States of America. She stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches tall.

Allison Chinchar Education

Chinchar holds a bachelor’s degree in Atmospheric Science and Meteorology from The Ohio State University. She helped establish, along with another fellow meteorology club student, an
on air weather program for the student run television station. 

Allison Chinchar Parents

Allison is the daughter of Kenneth Chinchar and Kellie Chinchar. Not much is known about her mother’s career history apart from she graduated from Ohio State University.

Her father is a former Revenue and Sale Leader. He holds a degree in Finance from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. Throughout his career he has held several roles roles including Vice President sales and marketing at NorthState, formerly DataChambers; Executive in Residence at Pfeiffer University. He worked at TW Telecom for almost 14 years starting as a vice president and general manager in Cincinnati, Ohio Area, he was then promoted to regional vice president in mid Atlantic Region based out of Charlotte, NC and he was eventually promoted to Vice President & General Manager based in Charlotte in North Carolina Area. He had previously worked at Cincinnati Bell as a national accounts branch manager

Allison Chinchar Siblings

There is no public information available about Allison’s sibling(s).

Allison Chinchar Husband

Chinchar is married to Mike Bettes since 2012. Mike is an award winning meteorologist and a storm chaser, he is an on-camera meteorologist and co-host of Weather Unfiltered on The Weather Channel. He is also serves as an an occasional fill-in weather anchor on The Today Show.

In 2013, he was one of several storm chasers struck by an EF3 tornado in El Reno, Oklahoma. His SUV was rolled and tossed by the storm approximately 200 yards (180 m) into a field. The roof collapsed and his crew suffered major injuries.

Mike was previously married to his co-host, Stephanie Abrams. Stephanie is also a meteorologist for The Weather Channel and co-hosts America’s Morning Headquarters with Jim Cantore and Jordan Steele. She also appears on NBC Nightly News, Today and MSNBC.

Allison Chinchar Children

Allison and Mike are parents to a son known as Landen Benjamin Bettes who was born in January 2015.

Allison Chinchar CNN

Allison Chinchar is a meteorologist for CNN having joined the network in June 2015. She appears regularly on CNN’s ‘New Day Weekend’ as well as CNN International programs. She also appeared on HLN’s ‘Weekend Express’ prior to HLN being taken off air.

She is a former weekend meteorologist for WXIA-TV in Atlanta. She began her career at Buckeye TV where she produced and hosted weather conditions. She later joined WTVC-TV News Channel9 in March 2008 where he was the weekend evening meteorologist. In January 2011 she joined WKRN-TV as a weekend evening meteorologist.

During her tenure as a meteorologist, she has covered hurricanes, blizzards, flooding events and wildfires.  She covered the Super Tornado Outbreak of April 2011 when over 350 tornadoes hit the Southeastern United States in just four days, with over 200 of those on April 27th alone and  has also covered volcanoes, earthquakes and other natural disasters

Allison Chinchar Salary

According to several sources Allison earns an annual base salary of around $95,000. She has also accumulated an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.

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