Jim Cantore

Nadine Caridi

Quick Facts

Date of Birth February 16, 1964
Nationality American, Italian
Profession Meteorologist
Working for The Weather Channel
Ethnicity White
Marital Status Divorced
Spouse Tamra Cantore (Wife) - divorced
Married on 1990 - 2007
Children(s) Ben Cantore, Christina Cantore
Qualification Graduation
Education at Lyndon State College
Net Worth(s) $5 million
Name on Birth James D. Cantore (Real Name)
Divorce Yes
Height 1.73 m
Weight 79 kg (approx.)
Religion N/A
Twitter @JimCantore
Age 58 Years

When he shows up, you know the weather is going to get interesting. With his arrival, you can get the idea that a major storm is heading that place. American Meteorologist James D. Cantore is a storm chaser. Well, he says his journey is his reward.

He's there at the worst weather conditions to report and has been working as meteorologist at The Weather Channel since 1986. Wow! Hats off to Jim Cantore. Amazing thing is that he's been working with same zest for such long years at the same organization.

More than 30 decades work experience is enough to make Certified Broadcast Meteorologist and AMS fellow Jim Cantore net worth more than $5 million.

Besides his net worth, Jim Cantore has earned respect and a good reputation of a fearless man and an amazing, hardworking, loyal meteorologist. He is the person who has no fear at all. In 2018 hurricane, even the Sheriff's Office couldn't help post a funny joke for him. 

Yes, Florida's Santa Rose County Sheriff's Office playfully posted a 'Tresspass Warning' for meteorologist Jim Cantore during the hurricane season in 2018. They noted that the warning was false and just a joke. They added that they like Jim Cantore but not in season and times like this. LOL!


Jim Cantore was born in Beacon Falls, Connecticut, USA as James D. Cantore.


Jim Cantore grew up in White River Junction, Vermont. He has been showing deep interest in weather and its phenomenon from a very tender age.

School College

Cantore graduated from Lyndon State College in 1986.

Married, Wife, Girlfriend, Affairs

Jim Cantore married wife Tamra Cantore in October 6, 1990. She was the Director of Operations at the Weather Channel. They might have met at the year of 1986, when Jim Cantore joined The Weather Channel. Gradually the working relationship changed in to love and they tied knots. The couple then had to face a harsh reality. Jim Cantore's wife was diagnosed by Parkinson's disease.

She was misdiagnosed in 1997 and diagnosed correctly after 14 years living with the disease. Just before her fortieth birthday, Jim Cantore's wife learnt about her disease but the good part is she kept her strength. And so did her husband, Jim. 

When Tamra and Jim Cantore's kids were seven and nine years of age, they knew that their children had fragile X syndrome, a mild to severe intellectual disability. The couple still went along and supported each other in hard times. However their marriage couldn't last long. Jim Cantore got divorced with his wife Tamra in 2009.

Jim Cantore's dating and affair are mostly rumors. Lately, Jim is known to be dating with Andrea Butera.

Jim Cantore's girlfriend Andrea is also a CNN journalist who calls herself a weather nerd.

Children, Kids

As mentioned, Jim Cantore is father to daughter Christina, born in 1993, and son Ben, born in 1995.

Though divorced, he has been doing his best from his side for his family. Jim is attached to his children. And frequently spends time with them whenever he can. His Instagram is filled with his pictures and videos with his daughter and son.

Jim Cantore usually take father son or father daughter day out and he always captions stating spending time with his kids is priceless.

Jim Cantore's son Ben also seems to be doing pretty good and leading a healthy life.


Ben Cantore remains king of the @paradise_pad @lakeblueridge #lakelife @aliciaposhard

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Career Life and Jobs

The Weather Channel gave him his first job out of college in July of the year 1986. He has worked with the channel ever since. Though he was not with the weather network since its beginning, Cantore has become one of the most well-known meteorologists on television. Cantore has been lauded for his ability to "break down" complicated weather events into terms that the average viewer can understand. Cantore is often selected to go to report on weather events; since the ratings for the Weather Channel increase during severe weather events, Cantore has, in turn, become a recognizable figure.

His early work at TWC included developing the audience favorite Fall Foliage Forecast. He has reported from events such as the Space Shuttle Discovery launch, the "Winter X Games," PGA tournaments, NFL games, and more.

Though Jim is best known for his live field coverage of major weather events (such as Hurricanes Andrew, Fran, Georges, Floyd, Mitch and Bonnie), his contributions are well beyond severe weather field reporting. Jim was the creator, producer, writer and talent for an annual on-air segment, "The Fall Foliage Report" (which was later expanded to 1-900-WEATHER and weather.com.) During the 1999-2000 NFL Football seasons, Jim was part of the "FOX NFL Sunday" team, reporting on the games affected by the weather.

Aside from live reporting for TWC, Cantore also serves as the narrator on the TWC series Storm Stories.

He is also featured in the beginning of the ECHL's Stockton Thunder entrance video saying "Hello, this is meteorologist Jim Cantore from the Weather Channel; a special weather advisory has been issued for the Central Valley—a 100% chance of thunder."

After NBC Universal's acquisition of The Weather Channel in 2008, Cantore has occasionally filled in for Al Roker on The Today Show. He was also in London hosting weather segments for NBC during the 2012 Summer Olympics. Have  a look at Jim Cantore's top three memorable hurricane reporting experiences.

Shirtless and Pictures

He is admired by many people and his pictures are widely searched by female internet users.

Height, and Weight 

He has a significant height of five feet and eight inches. His body also has a great height-weight balance.

Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion

He is an American by nationality and he is from white ethnicity.  He follows Christianity.

Net Worth, Salary and Income

Jim Cantore is an American meteorologist with a net worth of more than $5 million. James "Jim" Cantore built his net worth as on –air personality for the Weather Channel. According to Payscale, The Weather Channel pays $53,398 salary in average annually to the meteorologist. The total pay ranges from $31,624-$102,201 including salary, bonus and profit sharing.

Depending on the popularity of the show and channel, the paycheck for meteorologist varies. Jim Cantore net worth oviously has increased taking into account his over 30 years of experience in the same channel. 

Awards and Achievement

Jim is a member of both the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society. He holds the AMS Television Seal of Approval. He also received the NOAA-David S. Johnson Award in 2002 for his innovative use of environmental satellite technology.

Quotes, Gossip and Rumor News

As we know Jim cantore's ex-wife, Tamra suffers from Parkinson's disease and both children have Fragile X syndrome.

Cantore does charitable work for both diseases, supporting FRAXA, the Fragile X Research Foundation, and the Parkinson’s Unity Walk. He also contributes his time to Make-a-Wish Foundation events around the country and he has also served as a celebrity cabinet member with the American Red Cross.

Published in January 23, 2014 and updated in October 9, 2018.


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