Mike Bettes Biography
Mike Bettes is a well-known Emmy award-winning American television meteorologist and storm chaser currently working for The Weather Channel in Atlanta, Georgia. Bettes was a co-host of AHQ: America’s Morning Headquarters. Better currently hosts Weather Underground TV. Since 2003, Mike has been an on-camera meteorologist for TWC as well as an occasional fill-in weather anchor on The Today Show.
Mike Bettes Age| Birthday
Mike is 49 years old as of January 2021. He was born on January 9, 1972, in Tallmadge, Ohio, in the United States. Bettes usually celebrates his birthday on 9th January every year. Mike’s zodiac sign is Capricorn.
Mike Bettes Education
Bettes attended and graduated from Ohio State University with a B.S degree in Atmospheric Sciences. Unfortunately, Mike’s other information regarding his schooling life is still under review.
Mike Bettes Family| Parents| Siblings
Regarding Mikes’ parents and siblings, details are not yet revealed since he likes to keep his personal life off social media. However, as soon as the information is available we will keep you updated.
Bettes Height| Weight
Mike stands at an average height of around 5 feet 11 inches approximately. However, information regarding Bettes’s weight is still under review.
Mike Bettes Wife
Mike married Allison Clinchar in October 2012. Previously, Bettes had married the co-host of Mike on the show Abrams & Bettes: Beyond the Forecast, Stephanie Abrams in 2000 whom they were blessed with two children namely Ohio Bettes and Tallmadge Bettes. They sadly divorced in 2009.
In January 2015, Bettes and Allison were blessed with a baby boy called Landen Benjamin Bettes
Mike Bettes Career
Mike started his career in 2003 on The Weather Channel including Joplin, Missouri tornado in 2011, and El Reno, Oklahoma Tornado in 2013 whereby he has reported every significant weather occurrence. In 2009 and 2010, he was part of the biggest tornado field trial in history, Vortex 2.
From 2006 to 2009, Mike hosted the show Abrams $ Bettes Beyond the Forecast. From 2009 to 2012 Bettes hosted Your Weather Today until it was relaunched as Morning Rush which he hosted into 2014. On March 17, the program was relaunched again as Americas Morning Headquarters. Additionally, from 2009 to 2014 he also hosted Wake Up With AI. Mike is also a field reporter for The Weather Channel and is lead field meteorologist for the annual show summarizing tornado seasons, The Great Tornado Hunt.
Furthermore, Mike accompanied scientists for TWC coverage of Vortex 2. Bettes has reported live from Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy, and other tropical cyclones as well as floods and winter storms. On May 31, 2013, just a year after his recovery from the EF3 tornado, he and his crew returned to the Great Plains to forecast and report severe weather as part of the 2014 Tornado Track.
Moreover, Bettes was one of several storm chasers struck by an EF3 tornado in EI Reno, Oklahoma, which rolled and tossed his SUV approximately 200 yards into a field, collapsing the roof and inflicting major injuries to his crew. Furthermore, the same tornado also killed TWISTEX storm chasers, Tim Samaras, his son Paul, and colleague Carl Young. Dan Robinson of St. Louis, Missouri escaped the tornado just with minor injuries. He was ahead of the TWISTEX crew by a few hundred meters.
Mike Career Timeline
- 19??-1998: WSYX/WTTE weekend meteorologist
- 1998-2003: WLOS chief meteorologist
- 2003-present: The Weather Channel
- 2003-present: Field reporter
- 2006-2009: Abrams & Bettes: Beyond the Forecast co-host
- 2009: Weather Center Live co-host
- 2009-2014: Wake Up With AI segment correspondent and fill the anchor
- 2009-2012: Your Weather today co-host
- 2012-2014: Morning Rush co-host
- March 2014- January 23, 2015: Americas Morning Headquarters co-host
- August 2015-present: Weather Underground TV
- 2007-present: NBC News
- The Today Show: 2007-present
- 2007-present: Special reporter
Mike Bettes TV Shows| Movies
- Americas Morning Headquarters
- Wake Up with AI
- Weather Caught on Camera
- Weather Center Live
- Abrams & Bettes Beyond the Forecast
Mike Bettes Net Worth
Bettes earns an estimated net worth of around $1 million earned from his career.
Mike receives an average annual salary of around $88,850 from his career.