Jym Ganahl Bio, ABC6, Age, Height, Parents, Spouse, Children, Salary, and Net Worth

Who is Jym Ganahl ?

Jym Ganahl is an American weatherman serving at  ABC 6 News in Columbus, OH as the noon on-air meteorologist alongside Terri Sullivan. He joined ABC 6 team in October 2017 from WCHM-TV Channel 4 where he served as an evening meteorologist from 1979 to 2016.

Jym Ganahl
Jym Ganahl

Jym Ganahl Date of Birth / Age

Ganahl is 73 years as of 2022. He was born on 7th September 1949 in Central Ohio, United States.

Jym Ganahl Height

Ganahl stands at a height of approximately 5 feet and 6 inches tall.

Jym Ganahl Parents and Siblings

Ganahl was born and raised in in Central Ohio, United States. His mother came up with the name Jym-with a “y”-to avoid him being called James although nuns in Catholic school still called him James. Jym had 7 grandchildren as of December 2017. “I have 7 grandchildren in one family…but my shopping is done and wrapped and ranges from Batgirl costumes to Game Stop stuff. That is what happens when they range from 3 to 17,” Jym stated.

Jym Ganahl Spouse /Wife

Ganahl has for a long time been keeping details regarding whether or not he is dating private although he has a daughter. It is therefore not known whether Jym is married or not but the information will be updated once available.

Jym Ganahl Kids / Children

Ganahl  has a daughter who took care of him after being discharged from the hospital where he was being treated for heart failure” Could not even walk with a walker after being released from the hospital so spent a couple of days with my daughter” Jym stated.

Jym Ganahl Education

Ganahl  was hired for 6 nights a week during his college years at the University of Northern Iowa.

Jym Ganahl Career

Ganahl is a Noon weatherman for ABC 6 News in Columbus, OH. Jym was irritated with TV forecasters missing the weather for snow days at school when he was age 12. Therefore, he decided to study why that was happening, and at age 17, he walked into a TV station in Iowa before starting college and told them he could do the job better. Luckily, he was hired for 6 nights a week during his college years at the University of Northern Iowa. 56 years later Jym loves being able to continue with his hobby, not a job, with WSYX-ABC6/FOX28. His tenure as the longest weather career on TV is currently being verified by the Guinness Book of World Records.

Ganahl retired on his 50th anniversary of doing weather but was so bored and depressed for the year after, and just knew he had to do it again. At 73 years old, I still feel like 17 bringing weather folklore and knowledge to everyone.

Ganahl was in the Army after college and was named the Most Outstanding Scout and #1 Marksman with an M-16 rifle, received the Spirit and Honor Medal, and then was placed on flight operations with a helicopter unit with the National Guard. In 2009  he was inducted into the Associated Press Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

Further, Jym taught 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade science and math at St. Agatha School in Upper Arlington in the 1980s. Also, he taught 9 summers with the OWjL program at Ohio Wesleyan University.  Jym loves theater and spent 19 summers acting in the outdoor drama TECUMSEH and he is currently with the comedy rock and roll theater Shadowbox Live where he has been in 22 shows.

How Much Does Jym Ganahl Earn?

Ganahl earns an annual salary that ranges from $50,000-$500,000.

How Much is Jym Ganahl Worth?

As a weatherman, Ganahl has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges from $1 million to $5 million.

Jym Ganahl Heart Condition

Ganahl was diagnosed with congestive heart failure in 2013 and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit for three weeks. However, in 2019, he suffered an irregular heartbeat and was admitted with atrial fibrillation. This is a condition that can cause blood clots, stroke, heart failure, or other heart-related issues.

While Jym was at the hospital, doctors removed 3700 ccs of fluid from his lungs due to a relapse of heart failure from six years ago.

“My first relapse of heart failure in six years triggered by the sudden appearance of AFIB for the first time ever. Extracted 3700 ccs of fluid from lungs. Finally, on the diet, I should have been doing and many of you encouraged me to do. Down 23 lbs. Could not even walk with a walker after being released from the hospital so spent a couple of days with my daughter. Home now and walking without a walker at all,” Ganahl wrote on his official Facebook page.

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