At the rate at which harmful human activities are doing damage to the ecosystem, weather prediction is becoming more and more difficult making the work of meteorologists even more difficult. Only a few metrologists have maintained an exact format of predicting the weather without failing. One of those weathergirls is Morgan Kolkmeyer.
Pushed by empathy after Hurricane Charley adversely affected lots of families, she decided to abandon her already groomed music career into being a weather forecaster. With a certification in Metrology, Morgan has built an impressive career for herself over the years. Read on to find out more.
Morgan Kolkmeyer – Biography
While performing excellently at her place of work, Morgan Kolkmeyer has succeeded in putting her fans in the dark with the details of her birth year. However, it is common knowledge that she celebrates her birthday every 3rd day in the month of September. Her parents are John and Jennifer Kolkmeyer. She has just one sibling, an elder sister named Mallory.
As a child, it was reported that the weather girl was often times inquisitive about life and was also musically inclined, athletic and energetic. At the age of four, she began playing basketball and played the game throughout her teenage. While at Harlem High School, she played as the school’s shooting guard. Meanwhile, at the age of seven, she took up piano classes, learned and played the musical instrument for seven years.
Despite having taken a few lessons in music, Morgan Kolkmeyer, during a family vacation to South Carolina in August 2004, had a change in career after witnessing the first four individual hurricanes that took place in Florida. Filled with empathy for the affected families, Morgan thus decided to tread the path of a weather forecaster.
In view of actualizing her dreams, she enrolled at the Rock Valley College, trained there for two years before transferring to Northern Illinois University. While as a student there, she interned at two television stations, 13 WREX and WISN where she learned the basics of broadcasting. Subsequently, she bagged a bachelor’s degree in Metrology after having minored in Applied Mathematics. Morgan Kolkmeyer has emphatically spoken about her choice of career implying that she always wanted to do a career that involved weather forecasting as well as mathematics.
Morgan Kolkmeyer’s career kicked off officially after she was employed as a Weekend Meteorologist and reporter for the FOX 21 KQDS-DT in Duluth Minnesota. She took up the appointment in July 2014 and has contributed to the growth of the news outlet, giving her very best. After working with the news outlet for a while, she joined WREX-TV working as the morning Midday Meteorologist and the morning news anchor. Afterward, she made accurate reporting with the news outlet for three years before joining WGN weather center. In the following month, she replaced Demetrius Ivory on Chicago’s WGN Morning news weather, broadcasting every weekday from 4-6am.
While at her place of duty, Morgan has faced a few challenges, one that was quite prominent was the failure of the graphic designer while on her show. Instead of succumbing to the fact that the show could be postponed, the strong-willed weather girl went ahead to incorporate the use of the ancient method in weather forecasting. With the aid of a pen, markers, and board, she calculated accurately the weather predictions of the day, wowing a lot of her audiences.
In all ramifications, Morgan Kolkmeyer has shown dedication to her work as a meteorologist. She is said to take home a decent amount of money annually and for her hard work has been appreciated by her firm. As per the details of her net worth, calculations are yet to be made. Howbeit, we believe that it is going to run into thousands of dollars if not in millions.
Children and Family Facts
After being introduced to Ryan Michel by a roommate called Stephanie in 2015, Morgan fell in love with Ryan. The two kicked off a relationship immediately and has grown their love. After dating for two years, Ryan took their relationship to another level proposing to Morgan on the 11th of June 2017.
Then, on the 14th of April 2018, the lovebirds exchanged their vows before their friends and family at Harvard Illinois. As of the now, the couple is yet to have kids of their own but are doing perfectly fine as husband and wife.