Who is John Morales?
John Morales is an American of Puerto Rican and Irish descent meteorologist who is working for WTVJ as a hurricane specialist under contract since May 2009. He has served the station for over a decade. Further, he is the longest-serving broadcast meteorologist in South Florida and has served on TV for about 3 decades. Also, he is the president and founder of
John Morales Date of Birth / Age
Morales is approximately in his 50s as of 2022 although his exact age is not known as he has managed to keep his date of birth away from the public. However, we will update the information once available.
John Morales Height
Morales stands at a height of approximately 5 feet and 7 inches tall.
John Morales Parents and Siblings
Morales was born in Schenectady, New York, and raised in Puerto Rico. His father was born in August 1932 and is 90 years old as of 2022. Further, his mom is Puerto Rican while his father is Irish American.
Anyway, he manages to keep information regarding his parents, siblings, and extended members of his family away from the limelight. Also, he seems to have a close relationship with his dad as he regularly posts him on his Instagram account. We will however update this information once it’s available to the public.
John Morales Spouse(Wife)
Morales exchanged vows with his wife, Carmen. The couple resides in Coconut Grove. Nonetheless, the information will be updated once available.
John Morales Kids / Children
Morales has a son named John Michael Toohey(@jmt_official). Even so, information on his children is not available to the public at the moment. Also, he has a Field Spaniel dog named Stella. However, we will update this information once more details concerning this are available.
John Morales Education
After completing his high school studies, he attended the
John Morales Career
Morales works for WTVJ as a hurricane specialist under contract since May 2009. He has served the station for over a decade. Further, he is the longest-serving broadcast meteorologist in South Florida and has served on TV for about 3 decades. Also, he is the president and founder of ClimaData Corporation.
Moreover, he has navigated through hurricanes Irene, Andrew, Wilma, Katrina, and Irma. As a result of his life-rescuing through the 2017 season, earned recognition with the John Coleman Broadcast Award at the National Tropical Weather Conference.
Subsequent to his graduation from Cornell University, he served the U.S. National Weather Service as a civil servant. Within this, he became a Lead Forecaster in Puerto Rico prior to tackling a position as Chief of the South American Desk at the National Center for Environmental Predictions in Washington D.C.
Nonetheless, he debuted his TV job when he served the Univision Network and its Miami station, WLTV-TV channel 23 as Chief Meteorologist from 1991 through 2002. Further, he served WSCV-TV, Telemundo 51 as a chief meteorologist from 2003 to 2008.
While serving Telemundo 51, he became the key Latino to serve as a fill-in meteorologist on NBC’s Weekend Today show and did so multiple times. In 2009 he went on to serve the NBC’s Miami station WTVJ NBC-6 as chief meteorologist.
Also, he was voted to be a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). In addition, he gained the 2007 AMS Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Advance of Applied Meteorology. To boot, he holds the AMS and National Weather Association Seal of Approval for Radio and TV weather casting. Else, the AMS and National Weather Association rewarded him.
Further, the AMS as a Certified Consulting Meteorologist and a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist accredit him. Morales gained three regional Emmy Awards where one is at each station he has worked in. Of late, he gained the Silver Circle Award for the quality of his contributions to television.
Moreover, in 1997 he partook in Vice President Al Gore’s White House conference on global warming and climate change. He rejoined the White House at the invitation of President Barack Obama in 2014 for the issue of the Third National Climate Assessment.
Twice, he was nominated to National Academies of Sciences (NAS) committees, co-authoring studies in 2012 and 2017 relevant to America’s Weather Enterprise. Also, he wrote Huracanes, which is a Spanish-language reference book on hurricanes in 2000.
Additionally, he volunteers extensively from the board of directors’ participation in various South Florida non-profits to mentoring young scientists. Also, he piloted for Angel Flight Southeast which is an organization that supplies free flights so children and adults can access far-from-home doctors.
John Morales NBC 6
Morales works with NBC 6 where he serves alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;
- Phil Prazan
- Willard Shepard
- Alina Machado
- Kris Anderson
- Constance Jones
- Trina Robinson
- Roxanne Vargas
- Sheli Muñiz
How Much Does John Morales Earn?
Morales approximately earns an annual salary that ranges from $100,000-$500,000.
How Much is John Morales Worth?
As a meteorologist, Morales has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges from $1 million to $5 million.