Mike Bettes is a television meteorologist and storm chaser who has been working for Atlanta, Georgia-based The Weather Channel (TWC) since 2003. He is the host for popular weather reporting program, Weather Underground TV. He also appears as a fill-in weather reporter on The Today Show occasionally.
Michael “Mike” Bettes was born on January 9, 1972, in Tallmadge, Ohio. He grew up in his hometown with one sister. An Ohio State University grad, Mike holds a B. S. degree in atmospheric sciences.
Mike Bettes’ net worth and salary details
Right after his graduation, Bettes began working at an ABC affiliate, WSYX, and a Fox-affiliate, WTTE. He was a weekend meteorologist at both the stations. He also worked as a weekend weather reporter at Dayton, Ohio-based television station WKEF before he moved on to WLOS in 1998.
Bettes served as the chief meteorologist at WLOS for around five years before joining TWC in 2003 as a field reporter. In 2006, he teamed up with Stephanie Abrams to co-host his first show on the channel, Abrams & Bettes: Beyond the Forecast. The show ran until 2009, following which Bettes began co-hosting Weather Center Live.
After his brief stint with Weather Center Live, he has been associated with various TWC programs such as Wake Up With Al, Your Weather Today, Morning Rush and America’s Morning Headquarters until 2015. Since then, he has been hosting Weather Underground TV.
Mike has also been working as a special reporter for NBC News since 2007. The long-term association with TWC and NBC News has not only helped him in earning fame but a huge net worth as well. Bettes reportedly receives a salary of nearly $70 thousand to $100 thousand annually while his net worth is still under review as of now.
Twice-married Mike Bettes is a father to a baby boy
Bettes has been married to Allison Chinchar since October 2012. He, along with his wife and son Landen Benjamin are living in Sandy Springs, Georgia at present. The couple is also raising a golden retriever pup, whom Mike often refers to as his next child.
According to the sources, Mike was previously married to his former co-host Stephanie Abrams. Their marriage ended in a divorce.