Kaj Goldberg is one of the most experienced weather anchors and reporters on TV. He has worked for several major TV stations, perfectly performing his roles there, having come a long way from his studio executive positions to live broadcasting. Let’s find out more about his wife, kids, family, his salary and more.
Early life, family
Kaj Goldberg was born on 5 May 1967, in Los Angeles, California USA, of Jewish descent, but his father comes from Egypt, and his mother from the US Virgin Islands. He spent his childhood in Tarzana, California – Kaj himself and his family recently moved to Pasadena. As for his relatives, such as grandmother, uncles and aunties, they live in US Virgin Islands, following eight generations of their ancestors, and where Kaj tried to visit them at least once a year. Recently he joined his grandparents while celebrating a Jewish holiday, Passover.
Kaj matriculated from Taft High School in the San Fernando Valley in 1985. For five years he lived abroad in Europe, but then returned to the US to graduate from the University of San Francisco with a BA in Communications.
Kaj started his career with his first positions in the film and TV industry in Los Angeles. He was quickly promoted up the career stairs, getting job offers from Paramount Television, MTV and Fox TV. Some years later he became a studio executive. At that moment Kaj understood that he wanted to switch to the news, so he quit his studio career and headed to the field of journalism.
In 2002 he was offered work at CBS News in Palm Springs, in the position of a General Assignment Reporter, a bit later it was suggested that he become a Weekend Weather Anchor. He improved his broadcasting skills for a year and a half at CBS News before ABC in Phoenix, Arizona hired him in the position of Weather Anchor/Reporter in 2004. The in 2006 Kaj was offered a job at KCBS/KCAL, in the the same position of a Weather Reporter and Anchor. He eventually joined the KTLA weather team in 2015.
In February 2019 he was chosen to be the grand marshal of the Black History Parade. According to his own words, Kaj was very honored and happy with it, and encouraged more people to come to see the parade.
Kaj married his wife Carolina on 5 November 2000, and they’ve welcomed three children: Emma, who is now 18 years old, Jake who is 14, and Marley who is 12 this year. Carolina is a yoga trainer, before which she model, and her photos were printed in various haute couture magazines. As for now, she was chosen as one of the best yoga trainers in Los Angeles, according to the Culture Trip annual poll. She is also a Reiki master. She has an Instagram profile which helps to promote her career, and is followed by more than 12,000 people.
Jake, Kaj’s middle son, is fond of basketball, he is 5ft 4ins tall, has big hands and wears shoes of 12 size, all o f whichhelps him to be successful in the game. He recently finished his studying in the secondary school with honors, and is heading to a high school.
Hobbies and interests
Kaj is a very active person and spends a lot of his spare time hiking, skiing, mountain biking and surfing; he also loves reading books and travelling. He is a dog-lover and is happy to participate in a special project which helps dogs from shelters to be adopted; he sometimes goes live broadcasting the weather holding a puppy in his hands during the whole episode. By the end of his performance, he reveals the name of the dog and encourages people to adopt him and other dogs from the shelters.
My first Tarpon!What a great battle. Yes, I put him or her, back in the water. Grateful! Life is so good.
Social media presence
Kaj has several account on various social media platforms. His Twitter account is read by almost 3,000 people, his Instagram account by more than 1,000 subscribers, on both of which he posts personal shots and family portraits there. He also has a Facebook page.
Kaj has short naturally curly black hair, and brown eyes. He is 6ft 3ins (1.9m) tall and weighs around 180lbs (82kgs). Kaj keeps fit with the help of his wife who is a yoga instructor and a vegan, so she keeps her eye on what and how often Kaj eats. As for his favorite clothing style, Kaj wears suits with shirts at work since he has a dress code being a Weather Reporter, while in life behind the curtains he sticks to casual and sporty clothing style.
— LA Animal Services (@LACityPets) March 28, 2019
On 18 May 2009 Kaj placed his three-bedroom house decorated in contemporary style on the market for $1.249 million. The 2,488-square-foot house was located in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood. The house was built in 1938 and had 7,627-square-foot outdoor space. In 2007 Kaj bought the house for $1.425 million according to public records, and it means he lost an impressive amount of money while owning it. However, Kaj has managed to accumulate a net worth of more than $500,000 according to some authoritative sources – his annual income is estimated to be around $250,000. Kaj is a hard-working person, and we believe his net worth is going to only grow in the near future.
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