Audrey Puente Biography
Audrey Puente is an Emmy Award-winning American meteorologist currently working for WXYW/ FOX 5. She brings the weather for the weekend news at 6 and 10 pm. Prior to joining FOX 5, she worked as a Chief Weather Anchor at WWOR-TV.
Puente joined Syracuse University where she graduated with a B.S. in Speech Communications. In addition, she received her M.S. in Geosciences with an emphasis on meteorology from Mississippi State University.
Before, Audrey was /My9 providing forecasts for the station’s “My9 News at Ten.” Prior to joining My9, she worked at WCBS-TV where she provided weather forecasts for CBS 2 News This Morning and also, CBS 2 News at Noon. As well, Puente provided fill-in reports for the CBS national morning program, The Early Show.
Before that, Audrey served as a meteorologist for WNBC-TV and delivered weekend reports for, Today in New York. In addition, she also worked as the weekend meteorologist for WAPT-TV in Jackson, MS., she appeared on the station’s 5 PM and 10 PM newscasts. Furthermore, earlier she served as the weekend anchor for WXVT-TV in Greenville, MS, and also as the weekday weather anchor at WJCL-TV in Savannah, GA.
Audrey began her career as a production assistant at WNYW-TV in New York. Moreover, she is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the American Meteorological Society, and the National Weather Association.
Audrey Puente Age
How old is Audrey? Puente is 51 years old as of 2021. She was born on March 3, 1970, in New York, New York City, the United States of America. In addition, she celebrates her birthday on the 3rd of March every year.
Her nationality is American and she belongs to the White ethnicity.
Audrey Puente Parents
Audrey was born to her parents, Ernest Anthony Puente Jr mostly referred to as the “Tito Puente” and her mother Margaret Asencio, a housekeeper. Her father was a worldwide famous legendary percussionist and also a musician who was popularly credited as “The King of the Timbales” as well as the “King of Latin Jazz.” Unfortunately, her father passed away on May 3, 2000, in New York City Hospital at the age of 77 years old due to heart disease.
Additionally, Audrey has two siblings, a half-brother named Richard Puente, from her father’s previous relationship with Ida Carlini, and her brother Tito Puente Jr, a musician and who succeeded WWOR-TV veteran meteorologist Storm Field in January 2007.
Audrey Puente Husband
Puente is happily married to her husband, Jay Thompson. The duo tied the knot on September 18, 2004, in St. Augustine, Florida, at the White Room. Together they have three children, daughter Santana born in 2005, son Mateo Jay born in 2007, and daughter Lola Jaye born in August 2010.
Audrey Puente’s Height
Puente stands approximately at a height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.64 m) and weighs 55 kg (121 lbs).
Audrey Puente Salary
Puente receives an average annual salary of $150,440 as a meteorologist and feature reporter for FOX 5 News.
Audrey Puente Net Worth
The American meteorologist, Puente, has an estimated net worth of between $3 Million – $5 Million. Her income is mainly attributed to her successful career as a meteorologist.