Joe Lauria Biography
Joe Lauria is is the evening news meteorologist for FOX4 where he appeares each weeknight at 5, 6, 9 and 10 p.m. Lauria joined the station in January 1995, but weather has been an important part of his life since childhood.
Lauria graduated from St. Louis University with a bachelor’s degree in meteorology in 1984. Growing up in New York, Lauria remembers being fascinated by clouds and snowstorms at the age of 10. Winter remains his favorite weather season because of those hard-to-forecast snowstorms.
The award-winning meteorologist was Chief Meteorologist at KOSA-TV in Midland, Texas for six years. It was there at KOSA-TV that the Associated Press voted him the best Weathercaster of the year for the state of Texas.
Lauria also has been Chief Meteorologist at WAYK-TV in Orlando, Florida and KFKF-FM in Kansas City and WCEE-TV in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Over the years Lauria’s done local radio forecasts for KMBZ-AM and WHB-AM.
Besides his FOX 4 weather forecasts, Lauria gives dozens of speeches and severe weather seminars for the young and old each year. Talking to adults…Lauria loves speaking about how TV stations now cover bad weather…it certainly has changed a lot over the last 10 years or so.
Joe was named president of the KC Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) for both 2001-02 and 2002- 03, and again in 2014 and has been Vice President from 2008-2013… and also is a member of the National Weather Association (NWA). Both organizations have given him their Seal of Approval for excellence in weather broadcasting.
As a way of giving back to the weather community, Lauria used to judge TV candidates nationwide in order for them to obtain this prestigious certification. Lauria also has been awarded the highest honor possible for a TV meteorologist when he obtained the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) designation from the AMS, which fewer than 650 people have.
He was honored as having the Best Weathercast in the state of Missouri by the Missousri Broadcasters Association.
Joe Lauria Age
Lauria likes to keep his personal life private hence it is not known when he was born or when he celebrates his birthday.
Joe Lauria Wife
Lauria is married to Jaye Lynn and he currently resides in Olathe, Kansas with his wife Jaye Lynn and their 2 cats. When he is not working, Lauria enjoys traveling, sports, and especially playing golf…he even has a hole-in-one.
Joe Lauria Salary
Being one of the top meteorologist for FOX 4 News there is no doubt Edwards earns a good amount of salary. However, the exact amount of money he receives is not yet disclosed.
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