Ed Wilson WHO 13 News, Biography, Age, Wife, Height, and Net Worth
Ed Wilson Biography
Ed Wilson is an American journalist working as the chief meteorologist for WHO 13 News. Experiencing childhood in Iowa and estimating Iowa climate throughout the previous 25 years has given him the direct information that is basic in anticipating one of the most different environments in the country.
There have been many climate occasions that have prepared him to be a superior meteorologist. He anticipates the new walks in climate innovation and the wide climate limits that WHO HD and Iowa bring to the table.
Ed Wilson WHO 13 News
His granddad was a meteorologist during WWII. Living in an unassuming community and simply a bicycle ride away from the two arrangements of grandparents was an awesome gift. It permitted him to grow up affected by his more distant family.
His granddad Brockway was generally unique to him. He wanted to watch him anticipate the climate. He was an incredible prognosticator. Utilizing the breeze, the mists, and noticing stickiness and temperatures, he could astonish him with his exceptionally exact conjectures.
He thought he was the enchanted meteorologist. It started his advantage in climate and settled on a tremendous effect on his choice to turn into a meteorologist. He actually has large numbers of his granddad’s school course books.
They are precious tokens of his climate legacy. His first revealing position was with his old neighborhood paper. He was a junior in High School and utilized by the Grundy Register to give an account of our wrestling crew.
He was allowed the opportunity to go to follow the Spartans to Des Moines for state titles. His first occupation as a forecaster was at KIMT in Mason City. He weekended climate and detailed three days per week for the CBS subsidiary.
In September 1988 he was recruited as an end-of-the-week meteorologist and workday journalist at WHO-TV 13 in Des Moines. He before long turned into the early afternoon and 5 PM meteorologist and co-moored the Noon show. He has been the Chief Meteorologist for Channel 13 for the beyond 17 years.
Major storms include:
March Ice Storm 1990 brought down power lines and left the metro and much of the state without power.
Iowa Blizzards: Over the past 22 years I have forecasted several blizzards that have closed down central Iowa. Both Governor Branstad’s and Culver’s offices have asked for my assistance before closing Interstates and declaring states of emergency. My first major blizzard experience came during the 1973 blizzard that shut down the Grundy Center school system for 2 weeks. (I was in the 5th grade.)
Tornado Outbreaks: Many tornado outbreaks have required me to stay on the air for hours and cover some of the most devastating storms in Iowa’s history.
The Parkersburg tornado that killed 8 people hit just 20 miles from my boyhood home. I was visiting my parents that weekend and drove through the storm to get back to Des Moines and on the air as the tornado moved into northeast Iowa.
I reported on the first F5 tornado that produced wind speeds over 200 miles per hour. It hit Norman, OK in 1993. Our team went to Norman and reported live from that devastation.
Flooding: The major flood of 1993 was one of the most important storms of my career.
WHO-TV 13 was covering the Des Moines Grand Prix. This race track included many of the streets in Des Moines.
10 inches of rain fell in Jefferson, Iowa. The rain came in less than 24 hours and started to run down the Raccoon and Des Moines River basins that feed the confluence of the rivers in Des Moines.
The race cars were driving over the bridges that covered the River in downtown Des Moines. Race officials stopped the Grand Prix when the water was lapping up to the pavement.
I volunteered to stay at the station overnight to keep an eye on the potential flooding. Later that night I was anchoring the story of my life as the city of Des Moines lost its waterworks and over 250,000 people were told they would not have water by the morning.
I stayed on the air for the first 30 hours. We delivered live reports on one of the biggest stories to ever hit the city of Des Moines. WHO-TV stayed on the air, commercial-free, through the first week of coverage.
WHO 13 News Team
- Jannay Towne
- Calyn Thompson
- Justin Surrency
- Taj Simmons
- John Sears
- Megan Salois
- Jeriann Ritter
- Roger Riley
- Megan Reuther
- Dave Price
- Natalie Paynter
- Cinthia Naranjo
- Keith Murphy
- Brett McIntyre
- Jodi Long
- Erin Kiernan
- Stephanie Johnson
- Mark Freund
- Zach Fisher
- Andy Fales
- Amber Alexander
- Dan Winters
Ed Wilson Age
He was born at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Mountain Home, Idaho. It cost my parents $7.00. (Just the price of food for my mother at the military hospital.) Information about his age will be updated as soon as possible.
Ed Wilson Wife
He is married to Angela. The two met after Angela was introduced to him by Laurie Groves in 1989. The couple has two children together, Faith and Cole. Angele, his wife, grew up in Marshalltown.
Ed Wilson Height
He is 5 ft 8 in ( Approx 1.73m) tall.
Ed Wilson Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
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Ed Wilson Facts
- I was born at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Mountain Home, Idaho. It cost my parents $7.00. (Just the price of food for my mother at the military hospital.)
- I’m an only child.
- I ran a family popcorn stand on the county courthouse square in Grundy Center, Iowa.
- Listened to WHO Radio every morning before school in Grundy Center. Never thought I would meet and work with the great cornerstones of Iowa broadcasting one day.
- Made it to Iowa State Speech Contest as an 8th grader.
- I was a three-time Iowa All State Choir member.
- In 1980, toured Germany, France, Belgium, England and Holland with the Iowa Youth Choral.
- 1982 Grundy Center High School Senior Class President.
- During college, I was a Baptist youth minister in Conway, Arkansas.
- I have sky dived.
- In 1989, TV 13 anchor, Laurie Groves, introduced me to my wife Angela. (Angela grew up in Marshalltown.)
- Have two children, Faith and Cole.
- While at WHO TV I have lived in West Des Moines, Urbandale and Waukee.