The name Allison Chinchar is very familiar to everyone who has watched at least once the Weekend Express on CNN. As an American meteorologist, she is very prominent in broadcasting. She has had a very successful career since 2008, and currently collaborates with the American Metrological Society and National Weather services. Besides HNL Weekend Express, she works as a meteorologist for CNN and CNN International. She is often described as a charming person noticed by her audience.
Early life, family, educational background
Chinchar was born on 9 April 1984, in Mansfield, Ohio, so is an American national.
Little is known about her childhood as she is a very private person and not very prominent in the media. Allison graduated Atmospheric Science and Meteorology in 2008 from Ohio State University where she was active in the Meteorology Club. Allison was part of the Greek system, and had joined the Delta Delta Sorority.
Her career began right after graduation, when she was employed as a meteorologist at Buckeye TV, doing weather forecasting and production.
Following this work experience, she became part of Chattanooga, Tennessee’s WTVC-TV News Channel 9 in 2008 for three years, before moving to working for WKRN-TV down the road in Nashville in January 2011, but only for one and a half years before she moving on again to WXIA TV, in Atlanta, Georgia. She achieved the highlight of her career at the age of 31 when she is asked to join the CNN channel team, where she began serving as a meteorologist in 2015. Throughout her career, Chinchar has been involved with 11 Alive`s weather team, consisting of famous meteorologists including Chelsey McNeil and Samantha Mehr, whose sole mission is to track storms; one of the most dangerous missions she had was a tornado on 24 April 2010.
She also reported on the Ef2 tornado and Hurricane Isaac. She is a member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), as well as National Weather Services (NWS).
Personal life, husband Mike Bettes, Baby
The weather forecast reporter has been married to meteorologist Mike Bettes since October 2012, the couple having dated from 2010. There is an age gap of twelve years between the married couple, nevertheless, that seems irrelevant and does not affect their marriage. They became proud parents of baby boy Landen Benjamin Bettes in January 2015.
The pair of meteorologists have kept their private life exactly that, even though both of them are in the broadcasting industry. There have been no rumors about affairs or possible split-ups connected to the couple, although being in the same profession might be challenging for married couples, this does not seem to be the case for this dynamic duo, quite the opposite, the spouses praise each other for their accomplishments, just as Mike shared a photo on Twitter in 2017 of his wife`s achievement in raising $400,000 for “Atlanta Humane” relief. According to sources, Allison has shared certain photos of her little son showing his love for science books that runs in the family.
Who is Mike Bettes?
The love for meteorology and devoted work is what Allison Chinchar and her husband Mike Bettes have in common. The couple shared the adventure and challenge working as storm chasers. Bettes has worked as a storm chaser for The Weather Channel. The 46-year-old TV host was born on 19 January 1972 in Ohio, USA, and is an American national. His work in meteorology has been recognized with an Emmy Award for his position as an outstanding storm chaser. Before being married to Allison, Mike Bettes was married to meteorologist Stephanie Abrams.
Sources claim that the relationship with Chinchar was not the cause for the termination of the relationship, as Bettes’s divorce was already finalized when the couple started dating. Mike Bettes has been in the broadcasting industry since 1988 and has had a good career working in various job positions and broadcasting networks, including NBC News Channel.
Hobbies, favorite things, and interesting fact
Between her motherhood and career, Chinchar is devoted to animal protection, and supports and is actively engaged as a member of the American Society for the prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
Ended the last night in Boston with dinner at Union Oyster House, and desserts from Modern Pastry AND Mike’s Pastry (because why not)! Also always good to see former interns, even if it makes me feel old ? pic.twitter.com/gVVJUcvddE
— Allison Chinchar (@AllisonChinchar) January 16, 2020
She devotes her time to charity, as well as professional growth through her membership in organizations which have an impact in the field of meteorology. She is active on social media being followed by Twitter users, however, she is also present on Facebook and recently joined Instagram, where she shares photos of her family. Her husband is also quite active on Instagram, and very often posts photos showing how proud he is of his wife and family.
Appearance, clothing style
Allison Chinchar stands 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, and weighs 128lbs (58kgs).
She has dark brown hair and warm dark brown eyes. Allison is a nature lover, thus she prefers a natural look in her public appearance and selection of fashion.
Net worth and salary
Devotion and hard work have rewarded Allison Chinchar with a net worth estimated at over $200,000, which seems very likely to rise, as according to sources Chinchar`s salary at CNN is around $95,000, as of early 2020.