John Morales Biography
John Morales is an American Award-winning meteorologist from Puerto Rico currently serving as the Chief Meteorologist for NBC 6 since he joined the station in 2009. He is the longest-tenured broadcast meteorologist in South Florida, working as a reassuring television presence for almost three decades.
Morales’s steadfast character and tropical weather acumen guided South Florida viewers through hurricanes Andrew, Katrina, Irene, Wilma, and most recently Hurricane Irma. In addition, he was recognized with the John Coleman Broadcast Award at the National Tropical Weather Conference for his life-saving work during the 2017 season.
John Morales Education
Morales was born in Schenectady, New York, and raised in Puerto Rico. He attended the meteorology program at Cornell University. While at college, he won the student weather forecasting contest, rowed for the Cornell Crew, later worked as a disc jockey and sportscaster for student-operated radio station WVBR.
John Morales Career
After his graduation in 1984, he became a civil servant with the U.S. National Weather Service. While there, he became a Lead Forecaster in Puerto Rico before landing a position as Chief of the South American Desk at the National Center for Environmental Predictions in Washington D.C.
Morales began his television career at Univision at the Channel 23 owned and operated station in Miami. He worked as a Chief Meteorologist from 1991 to 2002. Thereafter, he moved to WSCV Telemundo 51, where he worked as a Chief Meteorologist from 2003 through 2008. At the station, he became the first Latino to substitute as a meteorologist on NBC’s Weekend Today Show and did so a couple of times. John became Chief Meteorologist for NBC’s Miami station WTVJ NBC-6 in 2009, where he still serves today.
Moreover, John is among the very few weather presenters elected to be a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). He received the 2007 AMS Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Advance of Applied Meteorology, which could be termed as his most important scientific recognition. Among his credentials, John holds the AMS and National Weather Association Seal of Approval for Radio and TV weather casting, as well, he won the Broadcaster of the Year Award from both organizations. Furthermore, he is accredited by the AMS as a Certified Consulting Meteorologist and a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist.
At each station he worked for, Morales won a regional Emmy Award. Most recently. he was awarded the Silver Circle Award, in recognition of his quality contributions on television.
Furthermore, in 1997, Morales participated in Vice President Al Gore’s White House conference on global warming and climate change. He went back to the White House at the invitation of President Barack Obama in 2014 for the release of the Third National Climate Assessment. He has twice been appointed to National Academics of Sciences (NAS) committees, co-authoring studies in 2012 and 2017 pertinent to America’s Weather Enterprise. Similarly, in 2000, he wrote Hurricanes, a Spanish-language reference book on hurricanes.
Morales volunteerism extends from the board of director’s participation in various South Florida non-profits to mentoring young scientists to having piloted for Angel Flight Southeast, an organization that provides free flights so that children and adults can access far-from-home doctors.
John Morales Age
Morales has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight. Therefore, he has not revealed the year and month he was born. Information about when he celebrates his birthday is currently not available.
John Morales Family
Morales was born in Schenectady, New York, and raised in Puerto Rico to an Irish-American father and Puerto Rican mother. However, he has not revealed further information about his parents.
John Morales Wife
Morales is happily married to Carmen. The pair reside in Coconut Grove. However, much information about the couple is publicly not available at the moment.
John Morales NBC 6
Morales works at NBC 6 as a meteorologist alongside other popular NBC anchors and reporters including:
John Morales Salary
Information about how much Morales receives as a meteorologist is currently under review. This field will be updated as soon as the information surfaces in the public domain.
John Morales Net Worth
Morales has an estimated net worth of between $1 million -$5 million attributed to his successful career as a meteorologist.