Who is Lelan Statom? WTVF, Body measurements and Personal life

Lelan Statom
Lelan Statom

Who is Lelan Statom?

This is all you need to know about Lelan Statom, a famous American journalist who is currently working at WTVF as the Talk of the Town co-host and Meteorologist. Lelan has been working the station’s #1 rated morning newscast, NewsChannel 5 This Morning since 1999. In 1993, Lelan first came to WTVF serving as weather anchor of the weekend evening and morning newscasts.
Lelan was assigned as the co-host of the station’s long-running and top-rated talk show, Talk of the Town in September 2006. Lelan’s TV news career commenced in Knoxville, first at WTVK-TV(currently it is known as WVLT) and afterward at WATE. Lelan served as a weather anchor – and then some. Lelan worked in multiple positions while in Knoxville such as weekend assignment editor, tape editor, photojournalist, and producer. Furthermore, during his span in Knoxville Lelan served with Black Entertainment Television News.
Lelan relocated to Bristol, VA, and WCYB to work as a reporter and weekend weather anchor in 1990. During his time in Nashville, Lelan was awarded a variety of awards and honors. Due to the report on the tornadoes that hit the area in April 2006, Lelan together with Charlie Neese and Ron Howes were awarded a Mid-South regional Emmy award in 2007. Lelan has acquired three other Emmy nominations for best weathercast. The TN Associated Press awarded Lelan Best Weathercast in the state in 2006.

Lelan has been voted in Reader’s Polls for each paper as the favorite weather anchor by Readers of the Nashville Scene and The Tennessean. Lelan was voted as among the Best Dressed men in Nashville by The Tennessean and The Nashville News family of newspapers. Furthermore, Lelan works on a variety of boards such as the Board of Visitors for UTK College of Communication & Information, Laughter is the Best Medicine, Middle TN Boy Scouts, Northwest YMCA, and Cornerstone Financial Credit Union.

In the past, Lelan has worked on boards for Youth Encouragement Services, First Steps, TSU Cooperative Extension, UT-Knoxville AG Institute, and the TN 4-H Foundation. Lelan was assigned to work two terms on the Davidson Co. Agricultural Extension Committee by the retired Metro Nashville Mayor, Bill Purcell, & the Metro Council.

Lelan is the president of the Nashville Association of Black Journalists, a member of 100 Black Men of Middle TN, a member of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association, and both organizations gave Lelan the TV Seal of Approval.

Lelan Statom Age

Lelan Statom was born in Chicago and he has not babbled his year, month, and date of birth in the spotlight due to his secretive nature thus this will be updated as soon as we acquire it.

Height and Weight

Statom stands at an average height though he has not disclosed his height and weight in the limelight therefore this will be updated as soon as Lelan does.


He was born in Chicago though his supporting and loving parents brought him up in Dyersburg, Tennessee. Lelan is not only a renowned journalist but also an enigmatic individual who has managed to keep information regarding his siblings and parents away from the limelight therefore these details will be updated as soon as the University of Tennessee graduate does.


Lelan is happily and contentedly wedded to his gorgeous wife, Yolanda. Lelan and his wife Yolanda are blessed with two lovely kids, an amazing son, Taylor, and a beautiful daughter, Kayela.


He went to the University of Tennessee- Knoxville where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Communications with an emphasis in news and public affairs. Mississippi State gave Lelan his Certificate of Broadcast Meteorology.


Lelan receives an annual salary of between $50, 000 to $110, 000 and this is according to WTVF hosts’/ Meteorologists’ salaries.

Net Worth

From his successful journalism career, Lelan has managed to acquire an estimated net worth of between $1 million – $5 million US dollars.

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