Pete Delkus (WFAA meteorologist) Wiki and Bio
Pete Delkus was born on 4 September 1965, in Centerville, Illinois, USA which means that he is 55 years old and his zodiac sign is Virgo. Pete, whose nationality is American, is best known as a meteorologist and TV personality, and in that field he has worked for WFAA-TV in Dallas, Texas, US. Being successful in that field, Pete gained recognition among the audience, which also poses some questions regarding his early life and formative years.
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Salary and Net Worth
So just how rich is Pete Delkus as of mid-2019? According to authoritative sources, this meteorologist has a net worth of over $1million, with his wealth being accumulated from his career in the previously mentioned field. However, Pete hasn’t spoken about his assets, such as vehicles and houses, but he is seemingly able to take care of himself financially.
Wife and Private Life
Despite being a public figure, Pete prefers keeping some information behind closed doors, and staying secretive regarding some topics. However, we do know that he’s married to Jacque Delkus.
The couple has two children together, a daughter named Emily and son named Peter. Jacque is the elected president of the Jesuit Dallas school, and the couple is very involved in religion and church. The family seemingly lives a happy and prosperous life together. In October 2016, Pete shared a set of photos of himself and his wife taken at their wedding, adding “25 years ago today I married my best friend and the greatest partner that a guy could ever ask for. Happy 25th Jacque…I love you!!”.
His fans seem to have loved it as they went on to leave numerous sweet comments complimenting Pete’s wife. “OMG! She is absolutely gorgeous and your hair style hasn’t change! Love it. BTW you are still handsome!”, one person wrote.
Ethnicity and Background
Speaking about Delkus’ ethnicity, he is Caucasian, and has grey hair and brown eyes, which suits his complexion. Judging from the photos available on the internet, Pete has a fit figure and takes good care of his appearance, indicating that he puts time and effort into his looks.
When it comes to his education, Pete received a Bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University, and earned his Master’s degree at the University of Mississippi. Reportedly, Pete has always loved singing and would sing in church with his mom as a child.
Pete is in the entertainment field, which naturally means that he is active on social media, and which he uses to promote his work as well as to communicate with his fans. He has a Twitter account on which he’s followed by 370,000 people, who obviously to enjoy his content.
A little relief from the heat and rain for some this weekend! It won't be a washout and not everyone will see rain, but spotty to scattered showers and storms are possible. Temps will be a little "cooler" as well on Saturday. Enjoy any rain if you see it! #wfaaweather pic.twitter.com/wBBjfyyDVq
— Pete Delkus (@wfaaweather) August 22, 2019
He rarely shares any private information on social media, but he sometimes posts personal items on his Twitter account, letting his fans take a closer look at what’s going on behind the scenes. Some of his latest posts on Twitter include a tweet in which he jokingly wrote “It was the hottest day of the year so far, and if you upset me, I’ll make it even hotter next week”. Besides that, he has posted a weather report adding “It’s air you can wear!”.
Pete began his career as the chief meteorologist at WCPO-TV, and affiliate of ABC, and remained in that position for almost a decade. During his time there, he won first place Associated Press Awards in the category of best regularly scheduled weatherman. Having finished with that, he joined WFAA-TV in mid-2005, and his meteoric rise to fame began then. Delkus is not only funny and charming, as his fans would describe him, but he is also competent in his field, and has National Weather Association and American Meteorological Society seals of approval.
His efforts have been recognized, as he’s earned multiple Emmy Awards for “Outstanding Weather Anchor”, “Outstanding Host of a News Special”, “Outstanding Host of Special Event Coverage – Big D NYE” and “Outstanding Weathercaster”. In addition, he has been rewarded by the Associated Press and took the first place of “Best Weathercaster” in Texas. Overall, being a hardworking and talented man, Pete has been able to gain recognition and rise to fame, and we are sure there is even more to come for him career-wise.
In addition to being a meteorologist, Pete was also an athlete – he was an All-American baseball pitcher, and was particularly active in sports during his time in college. He also participated in the College World Series and still holds some records as a pitcher at SIUE. Having finished with his college education, he became a Free Agent in 1987, playing for the Minnesota Twins organization, and in 1988 he finished the season with 33 saves and a 0.26 ERA. In 1989, he saved 10 games and played 140 innings, ultimately scoring 1.87 ERA. As the result of his hard work, he was rewarded with the Minnesota Twins Minor League Player of the Year. Unfortunately, his career ended due to an elbow injury, but TV and weather forecasting gained a star!