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Jacqui Jeras is a media personality who is known for her work as a weatherperson. The well versed and experienced meteorologist has worked with various networks and stations including CNN and The Weather Channel. She is currently working with the latter. She has enjoyed a rather fruitful career that has spanned decades and has won various awards including a Peabody Award and Mark Trail Award.
Jacqui Jeras’ Biography and Age
Although it is known that Jacqui Jeras was born in the United States, her exact birthday is still not available in the public domain. She was, however, raised in the Midwest-Milwaukee, and St. Paul. She attended Iowa State University, as well as the Mississippi State University from where she obtained a Journalism and Mass Communication degree, as well as a Certificate in Broadcast Meteorology.
Her interest in weather journalism, something she wanted going into much earlier in her life, was influenced by her exposure to various weather patterns while growing up in Minnesota.
In a career that spanned more than two decades, she has gained the certification of approval from the American Meteorological Society, as well as the National Weather Association (NWA). She has worked with different media outfits in the past including KCAU-TV in Sioux City, Iowa, WHO-TV in Des Moines, as well as WEHT-TV in Evansville, Indiana.
However, she became even more popular for her work on CNN in Atlanta where she spent close to 13 years. During her stint with the network, she anchored alongside Jummy Olabanji and Scott Thuman.
After leaving the network, she joined ABC7 in 2012. She remained there until 2016 when she decided to leave. She revealed that although she enjoyed working with the station, she had to leave because her husband was transferred back to Atlanta and she wanted her family to be together. She would later work at The Weather Channel.
What Is Jacqui Jeras’ Net Worth?
Needless to say, Jeras has enjoyed a rather successful career as a media personality, rising to become one of the top weatherpersons in the United States.
However, the exact net worth of Jacqui Jeras is not known at the moment, even though it is believed that considering all she has been involved in, she should be doing well for herself as far as finances are concerned. This is mostly because it is estimated that she makes an average of $51,000 annually as her salary.
Jacqui Jeras is a pretty woman despite her age. She has a slim and nice body build. However, her exact height and other body measurements are still not known.
Other Facts About Jacqui Jeras
1. Husband and family life
Jeras is a family woman who is married to a man whose name is Mike. They have been married for many years and have been blessed with two children – a daughter Aurora and a son Ashton. He works as a pilot and graduated from Iowa State University with an Aerospace Engineering degree.
The former CNN weatherperson lives with her husband and children in Atlanta. Even as she keeps maintaining her professional life and also working as a freelancer, she puts more emphasis on building her family.
2. She has a strong family history of cancer
In 2013, Jacqui Jeras had a double mastectomy which was a preventive procedure because she comes from a family that has a strong history of breast cancer. She has aunts who have lost the battle to the disease, as well as her grandmother. More so, her sister was battling the disease when she had the preventive surgery while her mother survived it.
According to Jacqui, her family doesn’t have BRCA1 or BRCA2. Instead, it has something that has not yet been figured out.
3. Important events she covered
During her stay with CNN, Jacqui Jeras got to cover some important weather occurrences, including The Katrina and Joplin EF5 tornado, both of which she described as memorable. She described the experience as exciting, scary, and sad all at the same time.
She has recorded a lot of successes in her career going by the rich resume she has. Jacqui has won a number of awards, including the Meteorologist Peabody Award which she got for her coverage of the Katrina, as well as a Mark Trail Award – for promoting NOAA Weather Radio. She is also a recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from the Iowa State University.