Who is Belinda Jensen?
Belinda Jensen is an American television personality and journalist, who is probably best known for being the chief meteorologist for KARE 11, serving as a co-host of broadcasts such as “Grow with KARE” and “KARE 11 Saturday”. She is also widely recognized for her previous engagement at the National Weather Service.
Early Life and Education
Belinda Jensen was born in 1969 in Prescott, Wisconsin, USA, and apart from being of American nationality she is also of white ethnicity. Further details such as the exact date of her birth as well as the data about her family’s background and parents have never been publicly disclosed to the present day. However, it has been acknowledged that she grew up alongside four siblings.
When it comes to Jensen’s educational background, upon matriculating from a local high school, she enrolled at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology. She later earned her Master’s degree from the same university, majoring in atmospheric science, and also continued her education at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. In addition, Belinda has acquired the American Meteorological Society’s Seal of Approval for broadcasting meteorology.
After completing her studies and obtaining a high level of education in meteorology, Belinda began her career as a member of ABC’s affiliated channel KTVX in Salt Lake City, where she honed her professional skills in the course of the next three years, serving primarily as its mapmaker. In the early 1990s, she joined KARE 11 and began her tenure there primarily serving as its weekend meteorologist, covering only local events.
However, the real breakthrough in her career occurred in 1993, when during reporting from the field in the mid-western area of the States, stuck in ‘flooding rain’ and lacking ‘proper instructions in her ear’, she went on to explain the details and the scientific background for such historic rainfall for about 13 minutes. This memorable report afterwards earned her a promotion.
Since 2005, Belinda Jensen serves as the chief meteorologist for KARE 11. She has added several more engagements to her professional portfolio, including serving as a co-host of several other KARE 11 broadcasts – alongside Bobby Jensen she serves as a co-hosts of a gardening show named “Grow with KARE”, while she also regularly appears on and co-hosts its weekend show “KARE 11 Saturday”.
Curious about Belinda’s personal life, aren’t you? Well, she is a married woman with her husband whose name is David, and with whom she welcomed two children – a son named Tanner born in 2003, and a daughter named Tori who was born in 2007. In spite of her popularity, she has somehow managed to keep her personal life quite private and far from the media, as there aren’t many available relevant details about it. With her family and their pet dog named Bernese Mt. Dog, she resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
There were some rumors circulating during the early 2000s that Belinda was romantically connected to her fellow co-host of “Grow with KARE” Bobby Jensen, but those were never confirmed, and as later shown were all false.
The 49-year-old Belinda sports a toned figure, standing 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall while weighing around 130lbs (59kg). All these ‘beauty perks’, in addition to her blue eyes and blonde hair, make her appearance alluring and quite camera-friendly.
— Belinda Jensen (@BelindaKARE11) July 21, 2019
Apart from appearing on-camera on a daily basis, fans can get an insight into her everyday life by visiting her profiles on popular social media networks, as she is active on Facebook, having amassed over 55,000 followers, as well as on Instagram on which her official account gathers nearly 8,000 fans, and Twitter on which her profile @BelindaKARE11 is followed by 32,000 fans.
In addition to her successful and prosperous professional broadcasting career, being passionate about transferring her knowledge about meteorology to others, she can often be seen visiting classrooms, sharing ‘her passion and enthusiasm for weather-related topics’ with children and students. In order to bring understanding of meteorology and weather to a wider audience, Belinda Jensen created a fictional figure of Bel the Weather Girl, the title character of an eponymous children’s book series. It contains six releases so far, entitled “Weather Clues in the Sky: Clouds”, “Spinning Wind and Water: Hurricanes”, “A Snowstorm Shows Off: Blizzards”, “Raindrops on a Roller Coaster: Hail”, “A Party for Clouds: Thunderstorms” and “The Sky Stirs Up Trouble: Tornadoes”.
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Have you ever wondered how much wealth this popular American meteorologist has accumulated so far? How rich Belinda Jensen is? According to sources, it is estimated that her net worth as of mid-2019, revolves around an impressive sum of $1 million, acquired primarily through her almost three-decades-long career in broadcasting meteorology. However, it is certain that this amount of wealth had also been contributed to by the successful sales of her books.