Bob Turk Biography
Bob Turk is an American meteorologist and weatherman currently serving at CBS 13. Turk has been serving at CBS in preparing and executing daily weather forecasts for 6 newscasts and webcasts daily. Born and raised in Maryland, United States, Turk has been with WJZ in Baltimore, MD as the lead meteorologist for over 45 years. He has been crowned Baltimore’s most respected weathercaster and is a recipient of a silver circle Emmy Award for his long service at WJZ.
Bob received a B.S. degree in geography from the then-named Towson State College and a Master’s degree in the same subject from the graduate school of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He also taught elementary school in Baltimore city before attending graduate school.
Before Turk entered Towson State College in his hometown, he graduated from Towson State University with a BS. Geography Diploma. First, before his post-graduate study, he taught at an elementary school in Baltimore. Bob attended Indiana University and earned his Master’s of geography from the University of Pennsylvania.
Turk was an assistant planner for Howard County, Md., where he was in charge of site planning plans prior to his broadcasting career. He is still active in the neighborhood and potentially holds the record over any other Baltimore broadcast journalist for “most neighborhood appearances made”. Bob is also one of the most requested speakers at charitable, civic, and other events.
The native Baltimorean served on the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and the American Lung Association boards and is involved in the Foundation for the Study in Juvenile Diabetes.
Since he was a little child as the sky became cloudy, there were some little boys who were going to catch frogs. Not Bob Turk, he caught rain instead. Turk built a rain well and a system to measure precipitation, as per his mother. It was “fun” to gather the info, according to him, and he never knew he would find himself on the big screen.
Today, as Baltimore’s most esteemed weather-caster, it’s always enjoyable and part of his regular routine that the individual viewers rely on for weather forecasts on WJZ during weekday evening newscasts.
As the first Baltimore television station to have more advanced weather forecasting equipment, Turk helped the WJZ weather team pick the Doppler radar weather system known as First Warning Weather and put the station further on the map. First Warning Weather’s local live Doppler radar assists the weather team to monitor rain and storms from neighborhood to neighborhood.
Bob has come to be known as the Sunshine Kid due to his long time at WNZ. In the 1970s, he joined the station and also won an Emmy Silver Circle award for his long work at WJZ.
Bob Turk Age
How old is Bob Turk? Turk is a veteran of the profession as a meteorologist but he has not disclosed his age or date of birth. We’ll see a message on his Twitter account, though, as he celebrates his 45th birthday on April 24, 2018. We will keep you posted once the information is available in the limelight.
Bob Turk Height
Turk stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 10 inches (1.77 meters) tall.
Bob Turk Parents
Little is known about Turk’s parents and siblings. However, we are keenly looking into this and will update you as soon as it’s available.
Bob Turk Wife
Turk is a married man. He is married to his wife Tina Turk and the couple lives together in their home in Phoenix. Bob and his wife have two children that are fully grown-up; a son and a daughter. The son is called Devin Turk, and he is an anchor of the news at Ft. Myers, FL. However, the passion of his daughter, unlike her brother’s, is to teach. She teaches at a fifth-grade school in Naples, FL.
In 1999 they purchased the house and installed an ICF system for preventing hurricane damage. Bob and his wife own a home in Phoenix, Baltimore, MD.
Bob Turk Salary
Turk is earning an annual salary that ranges between $45,400 – $112,547.
Bob Turk Net Worth
Turk has an estimated net worth of between $1 million – $5 million. His income is mainly attributed to his successful career as a meteorologist.