Jym Ganahl is an eminent American Meteorologist currently working at ABC 6/FOX 28 News at noon as a weather forecaster. He joined WSYX in 2017 on a part-time basis. Previously, Ganahl served at WCMH-TV (Channel 4) as a weatherman.
Besides, He does the forecasts for the noon news on weekdays as well as fills in occasionally on other shows. Jym has been forecasting weather in the Columbus area since 1979 but retired in 2016 after 50 years of service as a weather forecaster.
Jym Ganahl Age
Jym Ganahl was born in Central Ohio, in the United States on September 7, 1949. He is 72 years old and celebrates his birthday on September 7, every year.
Jym Ganahl Height
Ganahl is a man of average stature and stands at a height of 5 ft 6 inches(Approx. 1.65 m).
Jym Ganahl Family
Jym was born and raised by his caring father and mother in Central Ohio. His mother named him Jym-with a “y”-because she did not want him to be named James. His last weather broadcast is timed to the 50th anniversary of his first when Jym was just a 17-year-old weather wonk in Iowa.
Jym Ganahl Wife
He has managed to keep his marital status hidden, however, once this section of his wife is available we shall update you as soon as possible.
Jym Ganahl Salary
Jym’s annual salary is $93,161 per year. This is according to ABC 6 News anchors’ and reporters’ salaries.
Jym Ganahl Net Worth
Ganahl has an approximate net worth of $1 million – $5 million.
Jym Ganahl Career
Jym was irritated with TV forecasters missing the weather for snow days at school, so Jym studied why that was happening. At age 17, before starting college, He walked into a TV station in Iowa and told them he could do this job better. They hired him for 6 nights a week during his college years at the Campus of Northern Iowa and 52 years later he loves being able to continue his hobby, not a job, with WSYX/FOX28.
He retired on his 50th anniversary of doing weather but was so bored and depressed for the year after he just knew he had to do it again. Almost 70, He still feels 17 bringing weather folklore and knowledge to everyone.
He also was in the Army after college and was named the Most Outstanding Scout and #1 Marksman with an M-16 rifle, earned the Spirit and Honor Medal, and then was placed in flight operations with a helicopter unit with the National Guard. In 2009, Ganahl was admitted into the Associated Press Broadcasting Hall of Fame.
In the 1980s, Ganahl taught 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade science and math at St Agatha School in Upper Arlington, then taught 9 summers with the OWjL program at Ohio Wesleyan Campus.
He loves theater and spent 19 summers acting in the outdoor drama TECUMSEH, and he is now with the comedy rock and roll theater Shadowbox Live where he has been in 22 shows.