Who is Hollie Strano?
Hollie was born in Lyndhurst which is an eastern part of Cleveland, Ohio USA, on 3 December 1972, so under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius; she holds American nationality and follows Christian religion. She is best known for being a meteorologist on the WKYC Channel 3 News.
Early life and education
Hollie is the oldest of three kids – her brother is Mike while her sister’s name is Stephanie – her brother is a married man and has three kids. Hollie moved between three schools all of which were religious – Saint Clare Grade School in Lyndhurst, then Notre Dame Cathedral Latin School, and matriculated from Walsh Jesuit School located in Chardon. She continued to study at religious schools as she went on to attend John Carroll University in Ohio, graduating with her bachelor’s degree in meteorology – she didn’t want to stop here and therefore moved to Mississippi State University where she obtained her Weather Association Seal certificate, which made it possible for her to work as a weather forecaster for any of the popular TV stations.
Hollie first began working at the WKYC TV station which is located in Cleveland. It didn’t take long for people to accept her and like her as she has a good style for reporting and presenting to the public. She managed to progress in her career and eventually became a host of the one and a half hour long live program entitled “Live On Lakeside Show” which airs on Channel 3 News – she is the co-host while the main host is Katherine Boyd. The show talks about the lives of Cleveland natives as well as celebrities among them – it also has a weather reporting part which is where Hollie jumps into the picture. The sponsors of the show also get some time during this program to advertise some of their products – the show itself is a major success and manages to compete with other popular shows such as “The Price is Right” CBS show. Hollie has worked alongside some very popular names from this industry, including Alexa Lee, Michael Estime and Joe Cronauer.
Besides being a meteorologist, Hollie is also an excellent cook – she is part of a cooking show during which she shares her list of favorite recipes with her audience.
WKYC TV station
The station began working in 1948 when it was called WNBK, becoming KYW-TV in 1956, and its present name in 1965, and is an NBC-affiliate which is licensed to Cleveland, Ohio, and owned by Tegna Inc. It transmits from Parma, Ohio with an HD digital signal – and has studios on Tom Beres Way which is actually named for the reporter who work for a long time for the station before his retirement in 2016.
Personal life and likes
Hollie hasn’t had luck when it comes to her love life – she married Brian Toohid who she met during her years of studying at Notre Dame Cathedral, and dated for years before they decided to exchange their wedding vows. Hollie soon gave birth to their daughter Jessica in 2005 and one year after that to their son Grady in 2006. Things didn’t work out between Hollie and Brian as they divorced in 2011 but they are both said to be responsible parents, and were both there for their children as they were growing up.
Three years passed before Hollie found love again – she met Florida-born Alex Giangreco when she was spending her vacation there in 2010, and they married on 14 June 2014 on one of the beaches in Cleveland. The hardest part for her was to find a dress as she tried so many of them but didn’t like any, eventually finding one she liked and cost only $70. They had a violin playing at the beach in the moonlight while candles were all around them – Hollie claimed how that was the most romantic thing she has ever experienced. Although women are usually in charge of planning the wedding, this time it was somewhat different as Alex planned the whole thing. They decided not to have any kids – rumors say that this is because Hollie already had two kids from her former marriage – she and Alex were married for three years before they split in 2017. It appears that Hollie has been single since, or she hadsdecided to keep her love life away from public attention.
Hollie says how she is an early bird (she has to be, since her program airs from 4 a.m.) and is suffering from sleep deprivation most of the time – it is said that her favorite period of time is when it’s 1 a.m. because she can imagine how awesome that day is going to be for her. She loves to watch basketball and is a huge fan of the Cleveland Cavaliers professional basketball team. She is said to be driving a 2012 Hyundai Veracruz. She loves to eat cheeseburgers and fries although it is not good for her weight, but says that can’t help it, and would rather eat what she loves and then spend more time at the gym than not eat it at all.
— Hollie Strano (@holliesmiles) March 18, 2019
Appearance and net worth
Hollie is currently 46 years old, has long brown hair, brown eyes, is 5ft 3ins (1.6m) tall and weighs around 112lbs (51kg).
According to authoritative sources, Hollie’s net worth is estimated to be over $1 million, while she is said to be making around $100,000 per year.
Hollie has been listed as one of the “Cleveland’s Most Interesting People” by the “Cleveland Magazine” in 2005.
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Social media presence
She is active on several social media platforms – her Instagram account is followed by more than 14,000 people while she’s posted over 4,500 pictures. She launched her Twitter account in June 2009 and has so far gathered more than 27,000 followers and tweeted around 70,000 times – she also has a Facebook page which is followed by nearly 50,000 fans.