The popular term ‘weather girl could be applied to Morgan Kolkmeyer, but this 27-year old is so much more, and our in-depth overview will help you learn everything there is to know about Morgan. She was born on 3rd September 1991, in Rockford, Chicago, Illinois USA, where she spent her childhood. In fact she nowadays works for a local TV station, so her relatives and neighbors can watch her and support her career. Read on for more info about Morgan!
Childhood and Education
Morgan is not the only child of John and Jennifer since they have another daughter named Mallory who is working as a teacher nowadays, unlike her sister who chose a career in meteorology and journalism. Since her early days, Morgan has always been an energetic girl. For instance, she started playing basketball at the age of four, and played competitively during her high school days. Similarly, Morgan started her piano lessons when she was seven years old.
After high school, she went on to Northern Illinois University, from where she graduated with a Bachelors degree in Science and Meteorology in 2013.
The Start of Morgan’s Career
Immediately upon finishing her studies, Morgan actively looking for work, and having worked as an intern at a couple of TV stations seems to have helped shape her perspective about her future career. However, she had to move to Minnesota for her first real breakthrough, landing a job on FOX 21 KQDS-DT, where she worked as a reporter and a meteorologist until July 2014. After that, Morgan went to WREX-TV, hired as a news anchor for this TV station.
Morgan’s Career on WGN-TV
However, the dream of coming back home came to life when Morgan had an opportunity to join the “Morning News” on WGN-TV. This Chicago-based TV station offered her a position alongside Lauren Jiggetts, and viewers can watch Morgan on weekdays as she gives predictions about the upcoming weather. She joined WGN-TV in May 2017, and according to her own words –this is the peak of her career. Morgan also reportedly said that she enjoys working in her hometown, and that she loves to hear comments about her performances from her friends and family, we presume positive!
Meteorology Runs in the Family
Evidently, the fact that Morgan chose meteorology is no coincidence, and it could be said that meteorology runs in the family since her aunt Sally Severson was a long-time weather anchor, with over 30 years of experience in the field! She was a meteorologist at WISN in Milwaukee, and it seems that she had a lot of influence on Morgan’s choices in life, as she was always taking Morgan with her to work, and by showing her the ropes, prepared her niece for what awaited her in the future.
Is Morgan Married?
Even though we are going to disappoint a lot of her fans by saying so, but yes – Morgan is a married woman as of April 2018. She married her long-time boyfriend Ryan Michael, who she often tags in their pictures on social media. One such photo announced their engagement, and in June 2017, Morgan posted a photo of Ryan getting down on one knee and popping the question. Of course, it seems as there was no doubt in Morgan’s mind, and a year or so later the couple got married; they don’t have any kids yet.
What is Morgan’s Current Net Worth?
Authoritative sources estimated her fortune at around $1.4 million as of late 2018, including all of her assets, earned from her relatively short career as a broadcast meteorologist, and with a high-profile position at WGN-TV, this amount could grow very quickly.
Morgan seems to be a versatile person when it comes to hobbies and off-work activities. For instance, she frequently spends time on a lake in Wisconsin, where she rents out a boat with her husband. Also, she loves skiing and snowboarding, but one of her favorite hobbies is – reading.
Social Media Presence
Like many other celebrities and TV personalities, Morgan is active on social media, and often uses those channels to communicate with her fans. For example, her Instagram profile has around 9,000 followers, and around the same number follow her on Twitter. However, her Facebook page seems to be the most popular of her profiles, as it currently has around 16,000 ‘likes.’