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Who is Dallas Raines? Where is he now?

Dallas Raines was born on the 15th October 1953, in Georgia, USA, and is a television personality, who is probably best recognized for working as the chief meteorologist for “ABC7 Eyewitness News” at KABC-TV in Los Angeles. He is also known for being a member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). He still works his dream job, although he is in his 60s.

Early Life and Education

Dallas spent his childhood in Georgia, where he was raised by his father, Riley Gene Raines, and his mother, Sybil Jeannette Hambrick. Regarding his education, Dallas was a student of earth science and broadcast journalism at Florida State University, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Meteorology. Later, from 1998 he taught Meteorology courses at California State University, Northridge at the geography department.

Career Beginnings

Prior to becoming a famous television personality, Dallas Raines worked as a weatherman in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana. He was eventually offered the opportunity to join CNN and run its national weather coverage, which he accepted and spent time there until 1984, when he left them to join KABC-TV. During his stint at CNN, he worked as a weatherman and chief meteorologist for “Evening News”, which marked the beginning of an increase of his net worth, and popularity.


Thanks to his skills and previous experience, Dallas started working at KABC-TV, based in Los Angeles, California, in the position of a meteorologist, and was later promoted to the position of a weekend evening anchor. As time passed, he caught the attention of the public thanks to his unique motions during his forecast, such as the fist pump, the swirl, the gold swing and the famous “Dallas dip”, which made him one of the most interesting television personalities. Dallas has been working for more than 25 years at KABC-TV, and he is currently serving as the chief meteorologist for “ABC7 Eyewitness News”, so his net worth is still rising.

American Meteorological Society (AMS)

Apart from being known as a famous television personality, Dallas is also recognized for being one of the professional members of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). He became a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist after he passed a rigorous examination by AMS, which also included their following his job on television.

Awards and Recognitions

Thanks to his accomplishments, Dallas has won numerous awards and recognitions, such as the Daily News People’s Choice Award for Best Weatherperson in Los Angeles, the 1992 Associated Press Award for Best Weather Segment, and the 1994 Golden Mike Award for Best Weathercast in Southern California. He was also named the Most Popular On-Air Personality at CNN by ON CABLE magazine in 1982. Moreover, he was invited to participate in a 30-person scientist/climatologist debate on global warming at the White House, an event hosted by President Bill Clinton and Vice-President Al Gore.

Dallas Raines Net Worth and Assets

Over $3 million, his salary is now reputed to be over $500,000. His assets include two 1971 DeTomaso Pantera, 1973 DeTomaso and a Honda Sedan. Moreover, he also owns a luxurious house worth more than $3 million.

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Personal Life

Dallas Raines is married to Danielle W. Raines, with whom he has three daughters. His wife was charged with beating one of their daughters when driving a car. Other information about his family he keeps away from the public eye, except that the family’s current residence is in LA, CA.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Light brown hair and blue colored eyes. He has a height of 5ft 9ins (1.75m), while his weight is reputed to be around 165lbs (75kgs). Although he is in his 60s and was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2005, Dallas still looks fit and fine and he has never give up on life, so he was named Man of the Year by American Cancer Society.

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