Who is Spencer Christian?
Spencer Christian is an American of African descent journalist and author who is working for KGO-TV as a weather forecaster at 4 and 6 p.m. on ABC 7 News. He joined the ABC 7 team in 1999.
Spencer Christian Date of Birth / Age
Christian was born on the 23rd of July 1947 in Newport News, Virginia. He is 75 years old as of 2022.
Spencer Christian Height
Christian stands at a height of approximately 5 feet and 7 inches tall.
Spencer Christian Parents and Siblings
Christian was born and raised in the United States. He manages to keep information regarding his parents, siblings, and extended members of his family away from the limelight. We will however update this information once it’s available to the public.
Spencer Christian Spouse(Wife)
Christian exchanged vows with his wife, Lynette Courtney in 2007. Prior to this, he was married to his ex-wife, Diane Chambers whom he married in 1970. Chambers and Christian were married for 3 decades before their divorce in 2000. As of 2022. he is married to Courtney. Even so,, the information will be updated once available.
Spencer Christian Kids / Children
Christian has two kids; a son, Jason, and a daughter, Jessica. Also, he has two grandsons, Noah and Zach. However, we will update this information once more details concerning this are available.
Spencer Christian Education
After completing his high school education, Christian went on to join Hampton University. Later, he became its graduate with a Bachelor Of Arts degree in English and a minor in journalism. Further, he played varsity baseball and gained a Major League tryout in his junior year.
Spencer Christian Career
Christian works for KGO as a weather forecaster at 4 and 6 p.m. on ABC 7 News. He joined the ABC 7 team in 1999. He has been in the TV industry for 5 decades. Throughout his career, he has served as a weather forecaster, sportscaster, and news reporter. Via his work, he has traveled to 5continents and 50 states. Moreover, he has interviewed 6 presidents, eminent figures in sports, art, world issues, and normal people who have done exceptional things.
For example, he had interviewed Senator Barack Obama before his announcement of his candidacy for President. Second, he was the MC for former President Jimmy Carter’s 75th birthday celebration in 1999 and his 95th in 2019 in Americus. Third, he survived and broadcasted from the Loma Prieta earthquake while he was on a World Series assignment for Good Morning America in 1989.
Fourth, he played basketball with the NY Yankees and NY Mets in their spring training camps. Last but not least, he played basketball against the Harlem Globetrotters at Madison Square Garden. These are some of the unforgettable experiences in his career.
Even so, he has experienced alarming moments such as broadcasting, blizzards, hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, and other natural crises known to man. When he was younger, he loved watching legendary TV journalists such as Walter Cronkite and David Brinkley.
Nonetheless, his journalism career began in 1977 when he worked for the NBC TV affiliate in Richmond where he served the station as a news reporter. The station happened to be just 25 miles away from his childhood home. Besides his general assigned reporting and lighthearted features, his occasional “beat” comprised education, local and state politics, and the federal courts.
When he served as a fill-in for weather for 2 weeks, he went on to become the station’s chief weatherperson. Later, he served the NBC station in Baltimore and WABC-TV in New York. For 9 years, he served as WABC’s first weatherman then he served as a morning show host to the main sportscaster.
Also, he made regular appearances on ABC’s Good Morning America where he acted as a fill-in for weather and did feature reports and interviews. In 1986, he joined Good morning America serving as a full-time weather forecaster, co-host, and feature reporter. Further, he acted as a spokesperson for ABC’s literacy campaign.
Furthermore, he wrote and published a series of children’s books, and hosted “Spencer Christian’s Wine Cellar”, which was telecasted on HGTV and later on the Food Network from 1995 to 2000. In 2018, he issued his memoir dubbed“You Bet Your Life: How I Survived Jim Crow Racism, Hurricane Chasing, and Gambling.” He served in New York for 22 years before joining ABC 7. In his free time, he enjoys watching baseball or just about any sport, visiting wineries, doing community service, and working out at the gym. Also, he really loves spending time with his children and grandsons.
Spencer Christian KGO-TV
Christian works with KGO-TV where he serves alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;
- Michael Finney
- Jobina Fortson
- Zach Fuentes
- Julian Glover
- Liz Kreutz
- Dion Lim
- David Louie
- Lyanne Melendez
- Mike Nicco
- Karina Nova
How Much Does Spencer Christian Earn?
Christian approximately earns an annual salary that ranges from $100,000-$500,000.
How Much is Spencer Christian Worth?
As a weather forecaster, Christian has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges from $1 million to $5 million.