Chad Myers Biography
Chad Everett Myers is a CNN meteorologist and severe weather expert based in Atlanta. He holds the American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval. He previously served as the morning weather analyst at WXYZ-TV in Detroit and also served as the weekend weather and environmental reporter for KOLN-TV.
Chad Myers Age
Chad is 59 years as of February 2023, he was born in 1963 in Buffalo, New York, U.S.A. He celebrates his birthday on May 15.
Chad Myers Height
He stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Chad Myers Nationality
Chad is an American national of British-Irish ethnicity.
Chad Myers Education
Myers graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in meteorology. He holds the American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval.
Chad Myers Parents
Chad was born and raised by his parents in Buffalo but he has not disclosed any details regarding them. It’s also not known if he has any siblings.
Chad Myers Wife
Chad is married but despite working in the media he has managed to separate his personal life from his work life. There is no public information available regarding his wife.
Chad Myers Children
Chad and his wife have a son together but not much is known about him. He posted a photo enjoying fishing with his son during their spring break on his Twitter account on 7 April 2018.
Chad Myers CNN
Chad joined CNN in 1999 where he serves as a meteorologist and the severe weather expert. He is also a science reporter on the network covering earthquakes, tsunamis, and other natural disasters. He has covered many stories from the Chilean earthquake and the rescue of the miners, to the Gulf Oil Disaster, for which the network won a Peabody award and the nuclear meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi reactors. He is also knowledgeable on engineering education, and scientific expertise which are often tapped to make complicated stories more understandable.
Prior to joining CNN, he served as the morning weather analyst at WXYZ-TV in Detroit. He served as a meteorologist for the morning and noon news broadcast before being promoted to be the chief meteorologist for the station.
He has also worked for the National Developmental Weather Service in Silver Spring and also worked in developing computer systems for the AWIPS 90 forecast and NEXRAD radar as well as a morning and noon meteorologist for WTVR-TV in Richmond. He also worked as the weekend weather and environmental reporter for KOLN-TV before joining KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City as the weekend meteorologist.
Chad Myers Controversies
In 2005 during Hurricane Katrina reporting, Myers had an on-air argument with anchor Carol Costello, when she kept interrupting him during a broadcast. He yelled, “Let me talk, Carol!” after she referred to him by name in an attempt to encourage Myers to clarify some of the more technical terminology used in his report.
In 2010, he claimed in an on-air interview that climatologists were only reporting the climate is changing because their jobs were at stake and that “they worked for the government”.
Chad Myers Awards
Chad received Peabody Awards for contributing to the Gulf War coverage, and for scientific explanations of the BP oil spill and its subsequent capping in the Gulf of Mexico.
Chad Myers Salary
He earns an average annual salary ranging between $70,000-$100,000.
Chad Myers Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $1 million.