James Spann’s net worth is estimated at $1 Million – $5 Million.
James Spann was born on 6 June, 1956 in Huntsville, Alabama, United States, is a Television meteorologist. Find out about the life of this billionaire, including James Spann’s net worth, age, family, dating life, salary, and assets.
|Age||65 years old|
|Born||6 June 1956|
|Birthplace||Huntsville, Alabama, United States|
What is James Spann’s net worth?
James Spann’s net worth has been growing in 2020-2021.James Spann is 65 years old and has a net worth of $1 Million – $5 Million.
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Early Life: Source Wikipedia
Spann was countering a statement made by Heidi Cullen, a staff meteorologist with The Weather Channel, who had written that those who disagreed with the view that global warming was caused by man-made events should not be given the Seal of Approval by the American Meteorological Society. Spann’s remarks in his station’s weather blog were linked to by the Drudge Report, which thrust Spann — a well-known personality in north and central Alabama, but little known outside that area — into the larger spotlight. As of 2011, Spann has the most followers on Twitter and the most fans on Facebook of any local television meteorologist.
We believe Earth and its ecosystems — created by God’s intelligent design and infinite power and sustained by His faithful providence — are robust, resilient, self-regulating, and self-correcting, admirably suited for human flourishing, and displaying His glory. Earth’s climate system is no exception.
Spann is also an alumnus member of Theta Tau – Mu Chapter.
Spann received two major national awards following his live coverage of the April 2011 tornado super outbreak, which claimed over 250 lives, and had over 50 tornadoes. The National Weather Association named him Broadcaster of the Year, in recognition of his “passionate dedication to serving the Central Alabama community with critical weather information for over 30 years, especially during the deadly April 27, 2011, tornado outbreak”. The American Meteorological Society also awarded Spann the Award for Broadcast Meteorology “for his tireless efforts to advance the public’s awareness of, and engagement in, the science of meteorology, particularly severe weather forecasting and response.”
Beginning in 2007, Spann could be heard by listeners of the Rick and Bubba Show, a popular syndicated radio show based in Birmingham but heard across the country, mainly in the Southeast. Spann’s tenure began when the show switched flagship stations in Birmingham to WZZK-FM, where Spann’s forecasts had been heard for some time beforehand. He is also the chairman and one of the founders of AllWorship.com, a non-profit organization webcasting three streaming radio stations which feature worship music in English and Spanish. The organization grew out of WRRS/Reality Radio, a commercial FM radio station that broadcast Contemporary Christian music in the Birmingham market from 2000 to 2001.
Spann has been named the state’s best weather anchor nine times (as of 2007) by the Associated Press, and best weather anchor in Dallas-Fort Worth by the Dallas Press Club.
In January 2007, Spann attracted worldwide publicity by disputing the theory that atmospheric temperature increases, better known as global warming, observed in the 1930s and since the 1970s were man-made. Instead, he asserts that they are naturally caused, as part of the climate’s cyclical nature.
He won an Emmy Award with John Oldshue from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for live coverage of a deadly tornado in Tuscaloosa on December 16, 2000. (A camera mounted on the transmitter tower of the former Channel 33 captured live images of the tornado as it moved through the community.) The station won an Edward R. Murrow Award for this coverage.
Spann is the founder of The Weather Factory (formerly The Weather Company) which provides broadcast weather forecasts for a number of radio stations and weather data for industrial and business clients. Spann was the 33rd person in America to receive the AMS distinction as a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist. Spann remained on television for ten hours during a tornado warning for western Jefferson County on April 8, 1998. An F5 tornado struck Oak Grove High School before eight o’ clock that evening. The next day, Spann spoke from a helicopter about the warning and the high school’s damage.
Spann left WBRC in 1996 in a move that made local headlines. WBRC had just been purchased by News Corporation and was dropping its longtime affiliation with ABC in favor of Fox. Spann, a devout Southern Baptist, was unhappy with Fox’s then-steady diet of reality shows and other programming. Spann followed several of his former WBRC colleagues to the newly formed ABC 33/40, which had merged WCFT with WJSU-TV in Anniston and a new low-power repeater in Birmingham, and had replaced WBRC as Birmingham’s ABC affiliate. He has been at ABC 33/40 ever since.
In 2004, Spann hosted a television special about severe weather safety. He interviewed Goshen United Methodist Church’s F4 tornado survivors of March 27, 1994 including the former pastor, Kelly Clem and her husband, Dale. Later, he spoke about the tragedy and safety instructions to Brian E. Peters, Warning Coordination Meteorologist from the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Calera’s Shelby County Airport. He is also the host of WeatherBrains, a weekly weather podcast and board chairman of the Children’s Hospital of Alabama.
Channel 13 was sold to Times Mirror in 1980 and renamed WVTM-TV, and Spann impressed his new bosses enough that they moved him to sister station KDFW in Dallas in 1984. In 1985, he was named the best weathercaster in the Metroplex by the Dallas Press Club, defeating such competition as KXAS-TV’s Harold Taft and WFAA-TV’s Troy Dungan. After only two years, he returned to Alabama as part owner of a small AM-FM radio station combo in Demopolis with Dave Baird. He returned to television in October 1989 as chief weatherman at Birmingham’s WBRC-TV. At the same time, he enrolled in Mississippi State University’s meteorology program, earning the NWA and AMS seals of approval upon his graduation.
Spann began his broadcast career in Tuscaloosa in 1973 at WTBC radio. There, in high school, he worked the night shift, while current ABC 33/40 anchor Dave Baird worked mornings. Spann volunteered many hours following the 1974 Alabama tornadoes in Jasper, AL. He began his television career in the summer of 1978 at 33/40 predecessor WCFT in Tuscaloosa, the “33” in 33/40. In fall 1978, Spann moved to WSFA in Montgomery as weekend sports anchor and part-time weatherman. After spending the summer of 1979 as afternoon-drive announcer at Top 40 station WHHY-FM (“Y102”) in Montgomery, he was hired at WAPI-TV in Birmingham as chief weatherman, despite having no formal weather education. At the age of 23, he was one of the youngest chief weathermen in the country.
Spann Jr. (born June 6, 1956) is a television meteorologist based in Birmingham, Alabama. He currently works for WBMA-LD (ABC 33/40), Birmingham’s ABC affiliate. Spann has worked in the field since 1978.
Spann was born on June 6, 1956 in Huntsville, Alabama to Max and Carolyn Spann (1932–2018). As a child, he and his family moved to Greenville in Butler County. His mother worked as a secretary at Greenville High School, while his father sold lumber.
Spann was the 33rd person in America to receive the AMS distinction as a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist.