Ben Gelber Biography
Ben Gelber is an Emmy Award-winning American meteorologist who currently forecasts the weather for NBC4 each weekend at 6 and 11 p.m., as well as a science and environmental reporter three days each week.
Gelber earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University. Later on, he received a Master of Science degree in Meteorology from Northern Illinois University.
Ben Gelber Age
How old is Ben Gelber? Gelber was born on October 28 in The United States of America. He has not disclosed the year he was born to the public. In addition, he celebrates his birthday on the 28th of October every year. On the 28th of October 2016, NBC News wished Gelber a happy 60th birthday.
Ben Gelber Career
Gelber was already a practicing meteorologist in the third grade, serving daily morning classroom forecasts. During his high school years, he constructed a weather station, starting a lengthy data set in 1970, in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania, with the aid of his parents, who maintained records that are part of the NOAA Climatic Data Center archives.
Furthermore, Gelber has published several articles in meteorological journals and newspapers, multiple state weather history books, and an op-ed essay for the New York Times, called “Ben Franklin on Global Warming.”
Similarly, Gelber was appointed as a cooperative weather observer for the National Weather Service in Columbus, after a rain gauge and temperature shelter were installed at NBC4 in 1996-97. He frequently volunteers with the Weather Service and Franklin County Emergency Management Agency and Homeland Security during the annual Spring Storm Spotter Training sessions at the OSU Fawcett Center.
Moreover, Gelber is an adjunct instructor of meteorology at Columbus State Community College, and also a guest lecturer at The Ohio State University in climate science. On a regular basis, he visits schools in Central Ohio to give weather presentations. Additionally, Ben has served as a weather consultant for motion picture companies filming in the region, government agencies requiring forecasts for winter storm maintenance, and major outdoor events.
Moreover, in 2010, Gelber founded a community music outreach ensemble specializing in klezmer melodies—Friday Night Live Music–that brings historical music to seniors, universities, and cultural arts programs throughout the year. He is the keyboardist and performs several of his piano compositions in local concerts.
Additionally, Gelber likes giving community weather talks and teaching seminars, moderating science panels on subjects ranging from air quality to climate change, and judging science fairs.
Furthermore, Ben volunteers with the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, based on personal experience, and introduces programs that promote health education and awareness, receiving several community service awards, including recognition from the Buddy Up Tennis program that serves youngsters with Down syndrome.
Gelber was awarded an Emmy for Best Weather Anchor (2007) and has received multiple Emmy nominations.
Additionally, he earned honorable mention for Ohio’s AP Best Regularly Scheduled Weathercast (2003), and first place for Outstanding Weather Operation (2000) with his Storm Team 4 colleagues.
In addition, Gelber was awarded the American Meteorological Society’s Seal of Approval (1981), and inducted in the East Stroudsburg (Pennsylvania) High School Meritorious Hall of Fame (2004).
Ben Gelber Family
Gelber likes to keep her personal life private. Therefore, he has not revealed any information about her parents and siblings.
Ben Gelber Wife
Gelber is happily married to his wife Michelle Gelber. Together they have three sons, Justin, Joshua, and Jordan. The family lives in Hilliard, OH.
Ben Gelber Height
Gelber is a man of average body structure. However, he has not disclosed information about his exact height and weight measurements to the public. We promise to keep you updated as soon as the information surfaces in the public eye.
Ben Gelber Salary
Gelber earns an average annual salary of between $43,668 and $150,443.
Ben Gelber Net Worth
Gelber has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million -$5 Million. His income is mainly attributed to his successful career as a meteorologist.
Ben Gelber’s Song
On January 12, 2009, WNCI Morning Zoo published a song on Youtube. The song was known as ” Here Come The Ben Gelber”. Currently, the song is referred to as “The Mighty Ben Gelber”. The song was under the WCMH Productions 1995. On his birthday, most stations play this song for him.