Who is Rich Marriott?
Rich Marriott is an American Senior meteorologist at KING-TV. He joined the station in December 1987 as a meteorologist and he was promoted to the position of Senior meteorologist in January 2017.
Marriott also serves as a Consulting Meteorologist as well as Avalanche Forecaster and Educator at Richard Marriott Consulting. He has held this position for almost five decades, since 1975.
Rich Marriott Age
Marriott has not shared his exact age and year of birth. All we know for sure is that he was born in Long Beach, California.
Rich Marriott Height
Marriott stands at an average height of 5 feet 11 inches.
Rich Marriott Education
Marriott holds a Master of Science in Meteorology as well as a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of California, Los Angeles. He also graduated in 1978 from the University of Washington after studying Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology.
Rich Marriott Wife
Marriott is a married man but he has not revealed the identity of his wife. He has two adult children and two granddaughters.
Rich Marriott Salary
Marriott earns an average annual salary of $87,894. He works as a Senior meteorologist at KING 5.
Rich Marriott’s Net Worth
Marriott has an estimated net worth of $1.3 million. He generates his income from his career as a meteorologist.
Rich Marriott KING 5
Since joining KING 5 31 years ago, Marriott has had the amazing opportunity to forecast the weather in Washington for almost 43 years. The fact that he had no intention of appearing on television just makes it more amazing.
During his time at UCLA, he did extensive research on the earth’s upper atmosphere, including computer simulations of the global cycle. He had intended to work for the space program because it was an exciting area of research.
Nonetheless, the space program ceased after the moon landings just as he was finishing up his graduate work. He decided to change paths and enroll in the UW graduate program to study avalanches and mountain weather.
Marriott got to spend a lot of his time in the mountains as part of his tasks, inspecting the safety of the snowpack, instructing avalanche courses, and setting up some of the first remotely telemetered mountain weather stations in the Northwest.
He has periodically served as a consultant for weather and avalanche planning over the years.
Marriott is still very engaged in the snow and avalanche community as General Secretary of the Steering Committee for the Worldwide Snow Science Workshop (ISSW), one of the premier international conferences on these subjects.
Rich Marriott Surgery
According to reports, Marriott underwent surgery in October 2021. He took a break from work to attend to a health issue that wasn’t life-threatening. Fortunately, he overcame the process and he is back to his favorite job.
Rich Marriott Retirement
Marriott has not revealed his retirement plans. He still holds his position as the Senior meteorologist at KING 5. We shall update you as soon as he reveals his retirement plans.
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Where is Rich Marriott from?
Marriott is a native of Long Beach, California.
Which College Did Rich Marriott Attend?
Marriott was a student at the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Washington.