Bill Martin Biography
Bill Martin is an American Certified Broadcast Meteorologist who serves as the Chief Meteorologist at KTVU-TV in San Francisco, California. He joined this station in 1993 as a weekend meteorologist. During this time, KTVU did not have a weather department, therefore, Bill was given the opportunity of creating and building KTVU’s weather brand from the ground up.
Bill Martin Age
Bill was born and brought up in Buffalo, New York, the United States of America. He has therefore not disclosed any details regarding his parents and siblings to the public. This section will be updated as soon as the information is available
Bill Martin Height
Bill appears quite tall in stature. He has not shared his exact height in addition to other body measurements with the public. However, this section will be updated as soon as the information regarding her exact height is available.
Bill Martin Education
Bill graduated from the University of California Berkeley (1982) with a degree in Physical Geography (emphasis in Climatology). During these years, he spent many hours surfing the California coast from Oregon to Mexico and became passionate about forecasting waves and weather. This enthusiasm led him back to college where he spent 3 years postgraduate at San Francisco State studying Atmospheric Science. After San Francisco State, he did an internship at KRON Television (NBC), in San Francisco.
Bill Martin Family, Siblings
Martin was born in Buffalo, New York, the United States of America but grew up in Paradise, north of Chico. His dad was a veterinarian and he moved his family up to the hills to hunt and fish, so Martin was outside all of the time. “When I was about 7 or 8 I watched the weather guy on KCRA and I thought, I want to do that. It was science and the outdoors and I loved watching the guy use the technology,” he said.
As a 5th Generation Northern Californian, Martin says that he is very proud that his ancestors were some of the earliest settlers in San Francisco. His great uncle by the name of Joe was the sheriff of Vacaville in the late 1800s. Joe was known as the Sampson of Vacaville because of his 6-foot 4-inch frame and his willingness to get into scraps! He once sparred with “Gentlemen Jim” Corbett, the most famous boxer of his time.
Bill Martin Wife
Bill is a married man. He met his wife Pam when he was working at KFTY. By that time, Pam was selling ads for the station. They had their marriage ceremony in the year 1993 and are the parents of two children, Bill and Avery.
Bill Martin Children
Bill and his wife Pam are proud parents of two children, Bill and Avery.
Bill Martin Salary
How much does Bill Martin who works as a Chief Meteorologist? The average Chief Meteorologist salary in San Francisco, CA is $67,358 as of January 27, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $55,941 and $73,863. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. Therefore, having been working at KTVU for more than two decades, Bill’s salary is estimated to be a bit higher than the average.
Bill Martin Net Worth
Bill’s net worth is estimated to be in the range of $1 Million – $5 Million as of 2022. He has accumulated his fortunes through his primary source of income as a Meteorologist and in the other businesses he has invested in. We will therefore update his exact salary as soon as is discovered.
Bill Martin KTVU-TV
Bill serves as a Chief Meteorologist at KTVU-TV in San Francisco, California. He joined this station in 1993 as a weekend meteorologist. During this time, KTVU did not have a weather department, therefore, Bill was given the opportunity of creating and building KTVU’s weather brand from the ground up.
He worked on weekends until he was promoted to be the Chief Meteorologist in 1995. In 2014, after over 25 years forecasting weather in the Bay Area, Bill was one among the 6 meteorologists in the country chosen to go to the White House to interview President Obama on Climate Change. There he had the opportunity to attend meetings with the President and his top science advisors. As a result of his successful career, Bill has been awarded the CBM (Certified Broadcast Meteorologist) by The American Meteorological Society, which is the highest level of certification available and has been awarded to only a handful of meteorologists on the West Coast.
Bill has stated that one claims to fame is that he has read nearly every book ever written on California history. Therefore he is fascinated by the state and the people that are drawn in it from the Native Americans to the Spanish to the pioneers. In 2015 Bill was awarded a Northern California Emmy for a best on-air meteorologist. This is his dream job, to be able to think about and talk about the weather for a living, and he is thrilled to be part of the KTVU Family.
Prior to joining KTVU, Bill did an internship at KRON Television (NBC), in San Francisco for 1 year. This was after he spent 3 years postgraduate at San Francisco State studying Atmospheric Science. He then took a job as a Chief Meteorologist at KFTY(Ind) in Santa Rosa for 2 years. He late on moved to KPIX(CBS) in San Francisco and was their morning show meteorologist for 2 years.
Bill Martin Residence
Bill has not disclosed his present place of living may be due to security purposes.
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