Tom Terry Biography
Tom Terry is an American television meteorologist and the Chief Meteorologist at WFTV in Orlando, Florida. Terry was born in Fresno, California but moved to the small town of Wellston, Oklahoma as a small child. His first broadcasting job was at KGOU radio then moving to television with stints at KRIS, in Corpus Christi and KBMT in Beaumont.
Meteorologist Tom Terry was born on March 30, 1969, in Fresno, California. He is 52 years old as of 2021.
Tom Terry (Meteorologist) was born in Fresno, California, and raised in Wellston, Oklahoma to a U.S. Navy father, who served aboard the USS Gridley (DLG-21), and later owned and operated Terry’s Drug Center in Wellston as a Doctor of Pharmacy. Terry’s mother taught high school history in nearby Luther, Oklahoma.
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Tom is married and the father of two children. The family resides in Orlando, Florida.
Terry graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1991 with a degree in Meteorology and a minor in Communications.
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Tom Terry is an American television meteorologist and the Chief Meteorologist at WFTV in Orlando, Florida. Terry joined in forecasting the weather and pursuing a career in front of the camera. Furthermore, he grew to prominence during his television coverage and forecasting of Hurricane Charley’s path through Orlando in 2004. Also, Terry publicly defied the National Hurricane Center forecast track which still took the center of the hurricane toward Tampa on August 13, 2004. Since he had correctly recognized and forecast the storm’s track three hours before the NHC. It proved to be an active year for Hurricanes, as Hurricane Frances and Hurricane Jeanne passed through in the following weeks. Thus giving Terry more time to further his skills at continuous hurricane coverage.
Additionally, his first broadcasting job was at KGOU radio then moving to television with stints at KRIS, in Corpus Christi, and KBMT in Beaumont. In 1996, he became the AM/Noon Meteorologist at WCPX/WKMG in Orlando later moving to the rival station, WFTV, in 2002. Afterward, he became Chief Meteorologist in 2003. Moreover, Terry holds the coveted “Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal of Approval” from the American Meteorological Society.
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American television meteorologist Terry has an estimated net worth of around $1.9 Million.
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Tom Terry is an American television meteorologist and the Chief Meteorologist at WFTV in Orlando, Florida who later became Chief Meteorologist in 2003. He holds the coveted “Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal of Approval” from the American Meteorological Society.
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Published: Sep 19, 2016 – 12:49 PM
I am Channel 9’s Chief Meteorologist. Growing up in rural Oklahoma, I formed a special passion for weather and have spent my life pursuing all types of weather from tornadoes to hurricanes.
All of my training and experience were used during the devastating hurricane season of 2004. Hurricane Charley brought Central Florida its first hurricane in over 40 years and was the most intense landfalling tropical system I had ever covered. But it didn’t stop there as two more hurricanes ”Frances” and ”Jeanne” would hit Central Florida. They just wouldn’t let it upon us.
When I’m not working in Severe Weather Center 9, I enjoy spending time at home with my wife Selina and children Ryan and Kaitlyn. I also like to work on my Mustang and collect old horror movies. I graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Meteorology and I hold the “Seal of Approval” from the American Meteorological Society.
WFTV’s chief meteorologist Tom Terry and his colleagues did outstanding work. Terry crowed that WFTV had developed a new storm track — three hours ahead of the National Hurricane Center — that put Charley on the way to Orlando. Anchors Martie Salt and Bob Opsahl later saluted their meteorologists.
This back-patting is usually a turnoff, but there was no turning away from WFTV. It was more compelling than the equally dedicated competition. The screen on Central Florida News 13 was often cluttered with graphics. The weather graphics on WESH-Channel 2, WKMG-Channel 6, and WOFL-Channel 35 just didn’t have the same detail or pizazz.