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Old 09-23-2005, 08:31 AM
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What is Jim Cantore's Salary?

Along with many other folks I've been watching more of The Weather Channel than is probably good for me.

Last night my wife and I were watching and Jim Cantore (hubba hubba) came on to do his live feed. We both started to wonder - What's a Weather Channel meterologist pull down a year?

We have a friend or two in local TV news production and those guys don't make a tremendous amount. My wife was doubting that TWC people did either; however, I pointed out that the channel is national and I'm betting they do pretty well.

Any ideas? Google of "Jim Cantore's salary" was a bust.
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Old 09-23-2005, 08:43 AM
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Well, I can't speak in specific to the gentleman you asked about, but the average salary of a meterologist in the U.S. is $81,184.

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Old 09-23-2005, 09:04 AM
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The local weatherman here in NYC, Sam Champion, makes $1.5 million/yr.

cite: http://www.newyorkmetro.com/guides/s...97/index1.html

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Old 09-23-2005, 09:19 AM
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Personally, I think ol' Jim does it for the thrill. As the saying goes:

"It ain't summer til Jim Cantore stands on the beach during a hurricane."
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Old 09-23-2005, 11:31 AM
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No salary info but some bio data.

Broadcast Meteorologist
Jim Cantore
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Old 09-23-2005, 02:28 PM
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Sounds like Jim Cantore needs all the extra income he can get. He probably gets six figures from the Weather Channel since he is their marquee guy.
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I think Cantore makes 7 figures. Tom Skilling for WGN in Chicago makes $2 million/yr. Other chief mets in top ten markets make $500k+

http://www.tropicalweather.net/caree...eorologist.htm
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:11 AM
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I have absolutely nothing of substance to add, but I did want to say that on a radio morning show where I live, the female co-host often refers to both her large crush on Jim Cantore, and the fact that she has a rather large vibrator that she named Jim Cantore.
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:14 AM
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I have absolutely nothing of substance to add, but I did want to say that on a radio morning show where I live, the female co-host often refers to both her large crush on Jim Cantore, and the fact that she has a rather large vibrator that she named Jim Cantore.
It takes a tough man to make a tender forecast! Keep pluckin that chicken!
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