Who is Heather Tesch?
Heather Tesch was born on 2 May 1967, in Buffalo, Minnesota, USA, and is a meteorologist, best known for her work for The Weather Channel (TWC). However, she was one of the members of the network who lost their jobs in 2012 during the network revamp.
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The Wealth of Heather Tesch
How rich is Heather Tesch? As of mid-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $1 million, mostly earned through a successful career as a broadcast meteorologist. She’s also been involved in other endeavors, mainly pertaining to the arts and to animals. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Where is Heather Tesch Now?
After being removed from The Weather Channel, Tesch didn’t immediately go back to work, and apparently focused on other projects in the meantime. It is known that she returned to working as a meteorologist in 2016, when she was reported to have started working for the Atlanta, Georgia television network WXIA-TV. She also released her first book entitled “Hairdoodle by Heather Tesch: A Calming and Brain-Building Adult Doodle and Coloring Book”, which was one of the projects she was working on those past few years.
She’s also been focused on an arts and crafts career, and has sold a few of her creations through an online store on her personal website. She’s also known to be an animal advocate, and has been taking care of pets for a long time, having fostered several cats over the last few years, and is also known to nurse injured birds back to health. She also had a dog who lived up to 19 years before his/her passing.
Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
Heather grew up developing an interest in weather forecasting at a early age, and soon aspired to pursue a career in that field. After matriculating from high school, she attended Plymouth State University where she would gain a degree in meteorology. She also attended the University of Minnesota, from where she would graduate with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She began her career immediately on-camera as a meteorologist, when she joined the network WCCO-TV in 1996. She stayed there for two years, and then joined The Weather Channel in 1999.
— Heather Tesch (@HeatherTesch) June 7, 2018
When she moved to TWC, she also started working as an on-camera meteorologist, based in Atlanta, Georgia. She would cover various weather-related events in the area, and in the rest of Northeast America. She’s reported on floods, hurricanes, and landslides that have occurred, and has also warned people about upcoming extreme weather events, and possible consequences. She stayed with the station until 2012, when it was reported that she was removed from the network when TWC decided that they needed to revamp their programming, and cut 7% of their workforce as a result. When Heather was made redundant by the channel, there was a backlash from a lot of fans, who posted negative comments about TWC.
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For her personal life, it is known that Tesch is married and has mentioned her husband several times though she doesn’t share many details about him, and they rarely make appearances together in public. They have two children together, and she makes an active effort to keep their lives private as well. During her free time, she is involved with various organizations focused on Animal Welfare. She has also participated in charities focused on science and technology, disaster relief, and other humanitarian efforts.
She is very fond of animals, and has been fascinated with them since she was young. She mentioned on her website that she has always lived with pets. She owns five cats and a lizard. She has yet to adopt a new dog after her last one passed away. During college, she also adopted a pet mouse which her roommates didn’t like. She also wants to own a de-scented skunk one day, but her husband doesn’t like that idea. She also advocates people to adopt from pet shelters, because there are many potential pets there which are overlooked.
Is Heather Tesch on Social Media?
Similar to numerous meteorologists and broadcast personalities, Heather is active online through social media. She has accounts on Facebook and Twitter on which she continues to give updates on the weather. She also promotes some of her recent broadcasts and also posts some of her daily thoughts. She also links to a lot of weather reports through the website weather.com. She has numerous videos available on YouTube too, mostly clips from her weather reports. Numerous fans also do re-posts of her videos mostly to compliment her physical looks. She also has a personal website which promotes some of her recent projects.