Who is Stephanie Mead?
Stephanie Mead is an American television personality, who is probably best known from currently serving as the morning weather meteorologist as well as the traffic anchor for the WISH-TV’s Storm Track 8 Weather broadcast. Apart from this engagement, she is also widely recognized from previously working for the Northern Television Centre, KMVT-TV and the NBC 26, all of which have made Stephanie one of the most familiar faces on the US’s television scene.
Early Life and Education
Stephanie was born one of three children, under the zodiac sign of Aries on the 28th March 1986 in Chicago, Illinois, USA, and apart from being of American nationality, she is also of white ethnicity. Further details about her childhood as well as her family’s background and parents’ identities and vocations have never been publicly disclosed to the present day, except that she has two sisters who are named Emily and Brittany.
When it comes to Stephanie’s schooling background, upon matriculating from Hinsdale South High School in Darien, Illinois, in 2009 she enrolled at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, from which she graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in geography with a minor in journalism. During her studies, between 2011 and 2013 she served as the University’s community advisor.
Stephanie dived into the world of broadcast journalism while still on her studies, when in January 2011 as an undergraduate she joined the Northern Television Centre in DeKalb, where she honed her skills over the course of the next two years, serving not only as a weather anchor but as a reporter as well, while simultaneously coping with her studies. In mid-2012 she spent three months learning the ‘tricks of the trade’ as an intern at the ABC’s and MyNetworkTV’s dual affiliated television station WTVO-TV Channel 17 in Rockford, Illinois.
Upon completing her studies and obtaining her BS degree, in October 2013 Mead transferred to Twin Falls, Idaho, where she joined the CBS’s affiliated television station KMVT for which she began her ‘tenure’ as a meteorologist, forecasting the weather on weekends, while occasionally filling in for the evening and morning shows as well. She subsequently joined KMVT’s sister television station – the Fox’s and MyNetworkTV’s affiliated channel KSVT-LD, for which she primarily served as a weather reporter.
I'd rather it be 93° and humid than below 0. That kind of cold hits differently.
To a greater prominence Stephanie came in April 2015, when she relocated to Green Bay, Wisconsin, where she became a crew member of the NBC 26. She was appointed as its morning weather forecaster as well as a newsroom reporter, and spent the course of the next two years covering the mid-western area of the US, often reporting in sub-zero temperatures from the National Football League’s Green Bay Packers’ Lambeau Field athletic stadium, as well as covering a vast number of thunderstorms and blizzards. For her great ‘performances’ and her professionalism, in 2016 and 2017 Mead was honored with a nomination for the prestigious National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Upper Midwest Emmy Award.
However, the real breakthrough in Stephanie Mead’s career occurred in April 2017, when after two years spent in Wisconsin, she moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, where she joined the WISH-TV’s Storm Track 8 Weather team. Since then she’s served as its weathercaster as well as its traffic anchor, covering the entire area of Indianapolis. She can also be seen on daily News 8 Daybreak broadcasts between 4 and 10am.
Toasty afternoon with highs in the upper 80s. Clouds thicken this evening with rain and storms likely the next 2 days! Enjoy the dry weather while we have it! pic.twitter.com/EyRpOtdkGF
— Stephanie Mead (@StephanieMeadWX) August 14, 2018
Interested in Stephanie’s private life, aren’t you? Well, despite all her popularity and her daily on-camera appearances, she has somehow managed to keep her personal life quite secretive, and far from the mass media. However, it has been acknowledged that Mead is a married woman, while the identity of her spouse is still wrapped in a mystery, although there are rumors saying that his name is Chad Schulz.
She sports a slim and toned figure which, in addition to her blonde hair and piercing blue eyes, makes her appearance quite alluring and camera-friendly. Additional details regarding her height, weight and her vital statistics have never been publicly revealed so far.
As an avid advocate of fitness, she lives a healthy lifestyle and enjoys spending her spare time working out as well as being outside, in nature. Apart from this, Mead also loves passing her free moments shopping, reading or napping. She also has a pet dog, a German Shepherd named Boo Boo.
Stephanie is quite active on several popular social media networks such as Twitter, on which she’s amassed over 5,000 followers, and Instagram, on which she almost 6,000 fans. However, she is far more popular on Facebook, as her official page – @StephanieMeadWx – has gathered around 12,000 fans.
Have you ever wondered how much wealth this popular American meteorologist has accumulated so far? How rich Stephanie Mead is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total of her net worth, speaking as of mid-2019, revolves around an impressive sum of $1 million, with an estimated annual salary being a minimum of $75,000, all acquired through her professional broadcasting career as a meteorologist that, has been active for almost a decade since 2011.