Jim Cantore
Jim Cantore
Real Name/Full Name Jim Cantore
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Jim
Birth Place: Beacon Falls, Connecticut, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 16 February 1964
Age/How Old: 60 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 173 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
Weight: In Kilograms – 55 Kg
In Pounds – 121 lbs
Eye Color: Light Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Parents Name: Father –James Cantore
Mother –N/A
Siblings: Vinnie Cantore (brother)
School: N/A
College: Northern Vermont University
Religion: N/A
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Tamra Zinn Cantore(m. 1990, div. 2009)
Kids/Children Name: Christina, Ben
Profession: Meteorologist, Television Meteorologist
Net Worth: $6 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Jim Cantore is a well-reputed journalist and meteorologist from America. He got wide recognition after he started working with the American Satellite television channel, The Weather Channel. He has been working with the channel for over 30 years.

Moreover, he has also gained fame for his excellent works in live coverage such as Hurricanes like, Katrina, Isabel, Rita among others. His broadcast goes beyond severe weather events and has even broadcast from various NFL games, golf tournaments, the Olympics and even a space shuttle launch.  He is a member of the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society and is also known for having won NOAA award in the year 2002.

Well, how well do you know about Jim Cantore? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Jim Cantore’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Jim Cantore to date.

Biography and Early Life

Jim Cantore was born on 16th February 1964 in Beacon Falls, Connecticut, United States. Jim is currently 52 years of age and he is of American nationality and his ethnicity is White-American. Cantore is born to their father James Cantore and has been blessed with a younger brother named Vinnie Cantore. Jim was raised in White River Junction, Vermont.

From such a young age, Jim showed a lot of interest in the field of journalism, and he grew up with a family that fully supported him throughout his life and career in general.

Jim’s secretive nature has clearly shown up in his personal life as he has quite managed to keep his family background and early childhood very private.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Jim Cantore in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Jim Cantore’s age is 60 years old as of today’s date 20th June 2024 having been born on 16 February 1964. Though, he is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 173 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 121 lbs in Pound and 55 kg in Kilograms.


Not much is known about this talented meteorologist’s educational background. However, it is known that he attended Lyndon State College where he graduated in the year 1986 with Bachelor of Science in Metrology. Jim’s first broadcasting at Lyndon was a total mess, but of course over the years he got better and earned himself a position on The Weather Channel.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Jim Cantore tied the knot wit Tamra Zinn in the year 1990. The two met while at TWC. The two birthed two children, a son and a daughter, Christina and Ben. Zinn, Jim’s mother has Parkinson’s disease and as a result both Jim’s kids have the Fragile X Syndrome.

The couple however called it quits in the year 2009. Cantore is highly involved in charities that support both diseases, supporting FRAXA and the Fragile X Research Foundation and also the Parkinson’s Unity Walk.

Cantore also makes time to Make-a-Wish Foundation events countrywide and has equally served as a celebrity cabinet member with the American Red Cross.

After finalizing his divorce with Zinn, Cantore started dating CNN’s Andrea Butera in 2010. Nevertheless, not much is known about their relationship.

Is Jim Cantore Gay?

Cantore is straight as far as his sexual orientation is concerned, he has previously been married to Tamra Zinn and together they have birthed two children. He has also shown no interest in people of the same sex as him.

Professional Career

Moving on to his career, Jim is a well-known weather reporter of the United States who covers devastating weather causalities. He has been a meteorologist for the Weather Channel for the past 30 years, ever since he was out of college. Algis Laukaitis of the Lincoln Journal Star referred to Jim as the ‘rock star of meteorologists’.

Although Cantore is widely known for his live field coverage of major weather events including but not limited to Hurricanes Ike, Gustav, Irma, Mitch among others, his contribution goes beyond weather field reporting. At TWC his work included developing the audience Fall Foliage Forecast. Similarly, he has also reported from events such as space Shuttle Discovery launch, the Winter-X Games and also PGA tournaments and NFL games among others.

He also serves as a narrator on the TWC series, Storm series and additionally, he narrates Local On the 8s. Cantore has also been featured in the beginning of the ECHL’S Stockton Thunder entrance video saying, “Hello, this is meteorologist Jim Cantore from the Weather Channel; a special weather advisory has been issued for the Central Valley—a 100% chance of thunder.”

He also hosted the weather segments for NBC during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.


From his undoubtedly exceptional works in the field of journalism, Jim has evidently won several awards. In the year 2002, he won the reputed NOAA-David S. Johnson Award for his astonishing and innovative work in the use of environmental satellite technology.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Jim Cantore in 2024

Jim Cantore Net Worth
Jim Cantore Net Worth

Having been in the meteorology field for over two decades, Jim is definitely gained greatly from his career. As of 2024, He has an estimated net worth of about $6 million. His career as a meteorologist is his primary source of income. Although his annual salary from the Weather Channel is not disclosed, it is definitely huge given that he has been working there since 1986.

With his ability to explain to viewers the scientific cause and effects of the weather transcends from meteorology to journalism, Jim Cantore is considered to be one of the most talented and respected weather forecasters. Over the years, Jim has continued to perfect his skills whilst looking younger than his age. The effort and hard work he has continued to put in his work has truly paid off. He is truly among the greatest Americans one can look up to.


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