Lelan Statom Bio, Age, Family, NewsChannel 5, Height, Net Worth

Lelan Statom Biography

Lelan Statom is an American Emmy Award-winning meteorologist, working as a senior meteorologist and Co-host of Talk of The Town at NewsChannel5 Network. Lelan joined the station in May 1993 as a weather anchor for the weekend, evening, and morning newscasts.

Lelan Statom
Lelan Statom

Lelan Statom Age

He was born in Chicago and brought up in Dyersburg, Tennessee, the United States of America. Lelan was born on April 16, 1964 and he is 59 years old as of 2023.

Lelan Statom Height

Statom stands at average height of 5 feet 8 inches approximately 172cm.

Lelan Statom Education

He was born in Chicago and brought up in Dyersburg, Tennessee, the United States of America. His passion and interest in the weather came back when he was in 7th grade. Moreover, he even made his own weather center in his backyard when he was in middle school.

Furthermore, Lelan attained a Bachelor of Science in Communications and public affairs at the University of Tennessee- Knoxville. He then received a Certificate of Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University.

Lelan Statom Family

Statom was born in Chicago and brought up in Dyersburg, Tennessee, the United States of America where his parents still live. However, his parents and siblings are not known.

Wife | Kayla Yolanda

He is married to Kayla Yolanda. The couple has been together for a long time now and they have two children together. A daughter Kayela and a son Taylor.

Kids | Children | Kayela | Taylor

Lelan is a proud father to his two children; a daughter Kayela and a son Taylor.


Statom annual salary is $98580 annually.

Lelan Statom Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth between $1million and $3Milliondollars as of 2023. This is estimated from his salary, income, and lifestyle.

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Lelan Statom Salary Channel 5 and Career

Statom is an American Emmy Award-winning meteorologist who has been helping Mid-Southerners start their day for more than 15 years. From 1999, Lelan has been part of the station’s number one morning show, News Channel 5 This Morning.

Secondly, he officially joined the News Channel 5 Network in 1993 as a weather anchor for the weekend morning and evening newscasts.

Previously, Lelan began his broadcasting career in Knoxville, first at WTVK-TV and later at WATE. While still in Knoxville, he had several jobs such as producer, photojournalist, tape editor, and weekend assignment editor, and Black Entertainment anchor.

He moved to Bristol, VA, and WCYB in 1990 where he worked as a weekend weather anchor/reporter.

Lelan has been involved in several boards such as the TN 4-H Foundation, UT-Knoxville AG Institute, TSU Cooperative Extension, First Steps, and Youth Encouragement Services.

Former Metro Nashville Mayor, Bill Purcell, and the Metro Council appointed him to serve two terms on the Davidson Co. Agricultural Extension Committee.

Lastly, for his commendable work at News Channel 5, This Morning continues to be one of the highest-rated local morning newscasts in the country while Talk of the Town continues to be among the country’s most successful local talk shows.