Who is Meteorlogist Sue Palka?
Sue Palka is an American meteorologist working for FOX 5 DC as a weather forecaster since 1985 and currently serves as the chief meteorologist for Fox 5 DC. She has covered storms on the ground and from the air aboard the famous Hurricane Hunter’s plane, as well as tornadoes and the complete solar eclipse in Curacao. In addition, she is well known for her contribution to the 1989 movie The War of the Roses.
Sue Palka Age
Palka is 66 years old. She was born in the Erie area but has lived in Montgomery County for over 30 years.
Sue Palka Height
Palka has not shared her height measurements. Her height, weight, and other body measurements will be updated soon.
Sue Palka Family
Palka was born and raised by her parents in the Erie area. As a kid growing up her parents often brought her and her siblings to visit their aunt, uncle, and cousins in the D.C. area. She has a little sister called Nora.
Sue Palka Education
Palka enrolled at Edinboro State College where she pursued a degree in teaching.
Sue Palka Husband
Palka is married to her husband Joe. They have been married for over forty years. Her husband Joe works in radio. Sue and her husband have two daughters Liz and Nora Palka. Her eldest daughter Liz got married in 2016 and had a baby in 2017. Palka is also a grandmother to Anastasia & Vincent.
Sue Palka Daughter
Palka and her husband have been blessed with two daughters. The firstborn named Elizabeth Palka was born in 1989. She is a journalist like her mother and got married in 2016. Sue has a granddaughter from her daughter Elizabeth named Anastasia, born in 2017.
Sue Palka FOX 5 DC
Palka started her career with Fox 5 in 1985, following a brief stint at WTVR in Richmond. She has won six Emmy Awards for excellent weather forecasting. She has covered stories on earthquakes, volcanoes, a solar eclipse in Curacao, and flying above ground in a Hurricane Hunter’s aircraft.
Palka has also covered non-weather issues such as the Presidential Lighting of the National Christmas Tree and Halloween trick-or-treaters at her own residence. She didn’t even attend the Emmy Awards ceremony in 1997 because she was busy chasing storms in Oklahoma.
Sue Palka Retirement
Palka is set to retire this year after almost four decades. She announced in January that her last day on air will be on March 23, 2022. According to the announcement, she will continue to contribute to FOX5 programming and do some feature reporting.
Sue Palka Salary
Palka earns an estimated annual salary of between $54,292 and $80,589.
Sue Palka Net Worth
Palka has an estimated net worth of 2 million as of 2022.
Sue Palka Socials
Why is Sue Palka leaving Fox 5?
Palka confirmed that she will be stepping down from her weather duties at the station in the coming days. “This is something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time, but it’s been more difficult to let go than I expected,” Palka explained. She also mentioned her desire to spend more time with her family.
Is Sue Palka still on Channel 5?
Yes! Palka is still on Channel 5 until her retirement day on March 23, 2022. She was awarded by FOX 5 Television (WTTG) for her outstanding work as a weather forecaster for the station over the past 25 years, as well as her accomplishments as a family lady and active community person.
Where is Sue Palka going?
Palka mentioned her desire to spend more time with her family as the reason behind her retirement. According to the announcement, she will continue to contribute to FOX5 programming and do some feature reporting.