Ron Childers Biography
This is what you need to know about Ron Childers, an American Meteorologist working as a Chief Meteorologist at WMC Action News 5. Childers is a member of the American Meteorological Society and holds the distinguished AMS Seal of Approval.
In addition, he is a member of the National Weather Association, as well as the local chapter of the AMS/NWA Memphis. Childers was respected by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with an Emmy nomination for Best Weathercast in 2005.
Ron Childers Age
Ron Childers was born on 28 June 1963, in Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America. He is 58 years old as of 2022.
Ron Childers Height
Childers is 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Ron Childers Education
Childers graduated from St. John’s Elementary and Bishop Byrne High School. He joined and graduated from Mississippi State University.
Ron Childers Family
Childers is the son of the late, Frances Lopez Childers who died at the age of 78 years on July 12, 2014. And Robert W. Childers who died in 1998. In 1994, his mother worked as a Registered Nurse at the Shelby County Health Dept. Childers has one sister, Kathy Arnold, and one brother John Childers.
Ron Childers Wife
Childers is happily married to WMC Action News 5 anchor and reporters Joyce Peterson. Childers’ wife is a graduate of Miami University. She is a second-generation TV journalist and has reported the news in the Mid-South for more than 25 years.
Ron Childers Children
Childers and his wife Joyce Peterson are proud parents of their daughter, Emily.
Ron Childers Salary
Ron Childers receives an annual salary of $57000.This is according to the WMC anchor’s salary.
Ron Childers Net Worth
Childers has an estimated net worth of between $1 million – $5 million.
Ron Childers Career
Childers’s broadcasting career began in Memphis radio in the early 1980s at WRVR, then onto WMC FM 100. Childers moved from radio to television as a marketing and promotion producer in 1989. And took part-time as a weathercaster for WMC Action News 5. He pursued the weather full-time and went on to get his Certificate of Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University in the mid-90s.
Childers’s 20-plus years of forecasting experience include working through some of the most memorable storms to move through the Mid-South. He won an Emmy for coverage of a winter storm that blanketed the area with snow in 2000. Childers was honored by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with an Emmy nomination for Best Weathercast in 2005. He was again nominated for an Emmy for his weekly weather webchat on wmcationnews5.com in 2010.
Childers is a member of the American Meteorological Society and holds the prestigious AMS Seal of Approval. In addition, he is a member of the National Weather Association, as well as the local chapter of the AMS/NWA Memphis. Childers speaks to numerous schools, clubs, and civic groups throughout the year. Childers was awarded the Humanitarian of the Year Award from Diversity Memphis for his civic and charitable work in the community in 2011. He serves as emcee and auctioneer for various fundraisers and he also volunteers his time with several charitable organizations
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