Who is Chris Holcomb?
Chris Holcomb is an American broadcast meteorologist. He works at 11Alive as the Chief Meteorologist at the station. He began working at the station in 1991 and he has been there for more than three decades.
Chris received his AMS Seal of Approval. He completed stringent testing and reviews for him to receive the American Meteorological Society’s coveted Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) certification.
Chris Holcomb Age and Height
Holcomb is 58 years old as of 2023. He was born in 1965 in Atlanta, USA. Holcomb stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches.
Holcomb attended the University of Georgia where he majored in Journalism/Broadcast News.
Chris Holcomb Nationality
Holcomb holds American nationality and comes from a white ethnic background.
Chris Holcomb Wife
Holcomb is married to Angie Holcomb. They have been together in marriage for 3 decades and they currently live in Gwinnett County. Chris and his wife have two children together; a son named Griffin and a daughter named Claire.
Chris Holcomb Salary
Holcomb earns an average salary of $79,849. He has created a stable source of income thanks to his career.
Chris Holcomb Career At 11Alive and Awards
Holcomb started working at 11Alive in 1991. He did, however, accept his first position as an afternoon news reporter at WMAZ AM/WAYS FM radio. He went to the TV side of the building about 9 months later to work as a reporter and weather anchor for WMAZ-TV.
Chris gained firsthand knowledge of every facet of journalism especially in the reporting department while working at WMAZ-TV. He produced and edited his own content, reported on the Legislature, and filled in as an anchor, weather anchor on the weekends, and morning and evening anchor for weekday newscasts.
After working at WMAZ for three and a half years, he received an offer to work at WXIA-TV in Atlanta, the city where he was born. Chris was given the title of Chief Meteorologist in 2014.
He now appears on the newscasts for 11Alive and WATL at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., Primetime, and 11 p.m., Monday through Friday. He received multiple Emmy Awards for his work as a weather anchor. For instance, he has won Emmys for Spot News/Team coverage and Special Continuous Coverage as a storm tracker.
He was also honored with the Associated Press and Gabby Awards for his outstanding weather reporting. He also received the John Holliman Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia in 2019.
The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes consistent contributions made to a field over the course of a career. Aside from his television career, Chris is a member of the Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation’s board of directors.
He has provided live coverage of the Race for Research for the past 20 years. His sister, who passed away from a brain tumor, was honored in the inaugural race.
Additionally, Chris hosts various events in and around Atlanta, such as St. Jude’s Southern Evening of Hope and the Keep Georgia Beautiful Awards, and he frequently speaks on the weather in schools.
Chris Holcomb’s Net Worth
Holcomb has an estimated net worth of $1.2 million. He has built his wealth primarily from his career which spans over thirty years.
Which High School Did Holcomb Attend?
Holcomb attended Elementary School and later enrolled at a High School in DeKalb County.
What Does Chris Holcomb’s son do for a Living?
Chris’ son, Griffin works in New York’s Finance industry.