Who is Allison Chinchar?

Allison Chinchar was born on 9 April 1984, in Mansfield, Ohio, USA, and is a meteorologist, perhaps better known for being the wife of storm chaser Mike Bettes, but also for her work with the television Cable News Network (CNN). She has been active as a weather reporter since 2007.

The Riches of Allison Chinchar

How rich is Allison Chinchar? As of mid-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $200,000, largely earned through a successful career as a meteorologist. Her wealth has also been potentially elevated thanks to the success of her husband, who also has a high net worth. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Education

Very little is known about Allison’s life before her rise to fame as a weather reporter as she has not revealed a lot about her family or her childhood. She developed an interest towards weather and forecasting at some point in her life as evident during her actions after matriculating from high school. She enrolled at The Ohio State University, studying for a degree in Atmospheric Science and Meteorology.

Ohio State is located in Columbus, Ohio and was founded in 1870. It was originally a university focused on teaching students agricultural and mechanical disciplines. Over the decades, it has developed to a more comprehensive school, growing into the third largest university campus in the United States. Ohio State is known for their vast student life program, having over 1,000 student organizations, sports programs, clubs, organizations, fraternities, sororities, and student governments. They also compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as a part of Division I.

Meteorology Career

After completing her education, Chinchar began her career working for WTC-TV where she worked as a weather anchor as well as producing some of the show’s segments. She stayed there for a year, and then joined WCMH-TV, making regular appearances as the weather forecast reporter. During the same time, she also worked in WTVC-TV NewsChannel9 from 2008 to 2010, doing the daily forecasts while also working as a producer. The following year, she moved to Tennessee to work for WKRN, then in 2012 she became a meteorologist for Atlanta’s WXIA-TV, and served in that capacity for the next three years.

In 2015, Allison was recruited by one of the world’s most successful news networks in CNN, where she continues to work The network was founded in 1980, and was the first television channel to provide 24 hour news coverage, also becoming the first all-news television channel in the United States. The network is available to over 96 million pay television households in the country and can also be viewed in over 212 countries through its international sister company named CNN International, covering more global news in its programming.

Husband – Mike Bettes

Mike Bettes started gaining fame in 2003 when he joined The Weather Chanel (TWC) as an on-camera meteorologist. Eventually, he would start filling in as a weather anchor for “The Today Show”, and in 2006 became the host of “Abrams & Bettes Beyond the Forecast”, which he was a part for three years. He then moved to hosting “Your Weather Today” until 2012, when it was relaunched as “Morning Rush”. He hosted the show for two years before it was relaunched again as “America’s Morning Headquarters”. During this time, he also hosted “Wake Up with Al”.

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Bettes has been known for his coverage of tornado seasons TWC calls as “The Great Tornado Hunt”. He does a lot of field reporting, and is the lead field meteorologist of the company. He was a co-host of “AMHQ: America’s Morning Headquarters”, and currently hosts “Weather Underground”. He has also accompanied scientists in the TWC coverage of VORTEX2 which is a study of tornadoes. He has also done live reports on high profile hurricanes, including Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy, plus other reports on floods, winter storms and tropical cyclones, in fact he’s travelled the country reporting severe weather in all its forms.

Personal Life and Social Media

For her personal life, it is known that Allison married Mike in 2012 in a private ceremony attended by family along with close friends; they now have a child together born in 2015. She is not Mike’s first wife – he was previously married to NBC meteorologist Stephanie Abrams but they divorced without revealing a lot of information as to why they separated. During her free time, Allison is known to be very active with charitable groups including the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

Ready for the Cup to come to the ATL! @atlutd. #uniteandconquer

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Similar to numerous broadcast meteorologists, she is highly active online through accounts on social media. She is particularly active on the website Twitter on which she has over 4,000 followers, using the platform to give the latest updates on notable weather conditions from all around the country. She also retweets a lot of high profile news stories from CNN, mainly regarding weather and the environment. According to her profile, some of her great interests include space, clouds, and animals. She proclaims herself as a pluviophile, which means someone who really loves rain, often typified by being more joyful and peaceful on rainy days!

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