Tom Messner Biography
Tom Messner is an American First Alert Meteorologist working for NBC 5 since joining the station in 1990. Messner is a member of the National Weather Association and American Meteorological Society and was among the first meteorologists in the United States to earn the Certified Broadcast meteorologist title from the AMS. He is always passionate about forecasting and covering severe weather events for the Champlain Valley and beyond.
Tom received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from the College of Wooster in Ohio. He also studied meteorology at the State University of New York and Mississippi State.
Tom Messner Age
Messner likes keeping his personal life private hence he has not disclosed his date and year of birth. It is therefore not known when he celebrates his birth nor his age.
Tom Messner Wife
Messner is married to his wife Kate Messner since 1994. Kate is an award-winning author and actress. More information about the couple will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Tom Messner Family
Messner likes to keep his personal life private hence he has not yet disclosed details about his parents and siblings. We will update this section once the information is available.
Tom Messner Career
Messner is a member of the National Weather Association and American Meteorological Society and was among the first meteorologists in the country to earn the title of Certified Broadcast Meteorologist from the AMS.
Tom’s weather is a perennial favorite in the Champlain Valley where his forecasts can be heard on local radio stations WOKO, WKOL, WJOY, WIZN, and The Buzz. He was honored to be inducted into the Vermont Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2016. In addition, Tom earned honors from the Associated Press, as well as loyal viewers, being named Best Meteorologist in the Seven Days readers’ choice awards every year the category has been offered.
Messner was honored to be included in Robert J.Resnik’s book Legendary Locals of Burlington. His weather reports have been broadcast nationwide on The TODAY Show, LIVE with Regis & Kelly, The Weather Channel, and MSNBC.
Tom visited area schools for years, visiting thousands of kids in their classrooms to talk about how the weather works. He often speaks to community organizations and has served as a high school commencement speaker as well as a motivational speaker for the United Way and area business groups.
Through the years, Messner has worked with the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf, American Red Cross, United Way, Ronald McDonald House, American Heart Association, Share with a Hungry Neighbor, D.A.R.E, Make-a-Wish, and the Alzheimer’s Association.
While Tom is famous for forecasting round-the clock during weather events in the Northeast, he has also traveled to cover extreme weather conditions in other parts of the country.
After braving the winds and rains of Hurricane Frances in Florida, chasing tornadoes in Oklahoma, and enduring what’s been called the worst weather in the world at the top of Mount Washington, New Hampshire, Messner is happy to be settled on the shores of Lake Champlain with his family.
You can catch Messner’s NBC5 First Alert Weather forecasts weekly at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m., and 11 p.m. on NBC5 and at 10 p.m. on The Valley CW.
Tom Messner Net Worth
Messner has an estimated net worth of between $1 million – $5 million. His career as a Chief Meteorologist is his primary source of income.
Tom Messner Salary
Messner receives an annual salary of between $33,774 – $112,519. This is according to NBC 5 Meteorologists’ salary. However, he is speculated to be on the upper limit of the salary range since he is a Chief meteorologist.