If being near to the action when a tornado strike gives you a rush, you might want to consider a career as a storm chaser. Storm chasing usually requires getting close enough to a tornado or severe storm to use the required equipment to monitor its size and wind speed. Many storm chasers have a meteorology background. Well, there is such a legend Tony Laubach who is known for his extraordinary storm chasing skills.
Tony's weather footage has been broadcasted on a variety of news channels throughout the world. You may also recall him from the final three seasons of Discovery Channel's Storm Chasers, where Tony Laubach chased with Tim Samaras as part of Team TWISTEX. Well, a deep insight into Tony's biography would be much more engaging. Hence keep scrolling down to read a little more about him.
Tony Is A Graduate Of Southern Illinois University
Tony Laubach was born on November 20, 1980, in Oxnard, California, United States. Although further details about his childhood are unheard of, we can presume him to be a super brave child.
Unfortunately, Tony Laubach's family information is still not disclosed to the world, it seems the adventurous soul is willing to keep his parents away from the spotlight. The same is the case with Tony's siblings, there is no information available about their existence.
Tony Laubach graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, with a Master of Science in Professional Media and Media Management in 2016.
Tony Laubach earned a Master's of Science in Professional Media and Media Management Studies from Southern Illinois University. Image Source: Social Media.
As far as his bachelor's degree is concerned then he graduated from Metropolitan State College in Denver, Colorado in 2009. The storm chaser opted for a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology and Technical Communications with a minor in Mathematics.
Prior to college, he graduated from John F Kennedy High School in Denver, Colorado in 1999. He previously attended Circleville High School in Circleville, Ohio.
Tony Laubach Net Worth & Career
Tony Laubach is a superb weather photographer and cameraman, as well as an award-winning meteorologist and veteran storm chaser. He spent three years as one of the TV Meteorologists for KAKE-TV in Wichita, Kansas, before joining AccuWeather. Prior to that, he worked for WSIL News 3 in Southern Illinois as a weekend meteorologist and Weather Warrior, and Storm chaser.
According to ZipRecruiter, Storm Chasers in the United States earn an average annual salary of $60K. We wonder if Tony too had made this much of an amount annually in his initial career as a storm chaser. Moreover, on average, a meteorologist earns $55,388 per year as per Payscale. So, Laubach's salary must be also around the same range.
Tony's TV career began in Denver, where he worked as a part-time weather producer and full-time storm chaser for KMGH-TV. The meteorologist created and produced several storm chasing series. He also contributed to several award-winning severe weather shows during his stay at those stations. Hence we believe all these different endeavors would sure have added weightage to Tony Laubach's net worth.
Well, the person who is now known for his phenomenal job as a storm chaser was once a pizza delivery driver. Later in 2010, he served as a shift manager and sometimes assistant manager in a restaurant. Hence, there is no denying that Tony too like any other regular people started his earnings with a decent amount.
Furthermore, the Emmy Nominated weather talent has also appeared in a number of TV shows, including some on the National Geographic Channel and other big cable networks.
Since commencing his storm chasing trip in 1997, Tony has personally witnessed and documented over 300 tornadoes. That includes multiple twisters during the 2011 Super Outbreak in the southeast US and the strongest tornado ever recorded near El Reno, Oklahoma in 2013. Having been witnessing such horrifying natural scenarios, we wonder how much Tony Laubach's net worth would have been, as he also documented the same.
Here is a little glimpse of Tony Laubach chasing storms and reliving the moments.
In regards to his photography, then the storm chaser is also a photojournalist. Tony's LinkedIn profile says he had been a freelance videographer from 2002 to May 2021. The award-winning meteorologist has worked for ABC News, Good Morning America, CNN, CBS News, and a few more. Hence, it is understood, that Tony had a great source of earnings.
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Is A Happily Married Man
Tony has been married to his wife Dania Walker since 2010. While we want to share the romantic tales of the couple, unfortunately, there are not many things to share. Such, a Bummer!!
Tony Laubach, a well-known seasoned storm chaser and meteorologist, is married to his wife Dania Walker. Image Source: Social Media.
However, we do know that where the television personality has witnessed dozens upon dozens of tornadoes, Tony Laubach's wife Dania had witnessed none for a long time. The moment came when the couple was unpacking their stuff in their new home in Milliken, Colorado. Not a storm or thunder, but Tony's wife got to witness a wild tornado which turned out to be a great memory for the adorable pair.
Moreover, we can see Tony is all about adventure and is an award-winning meteorologist. We anticipate him to capture many more such thrilling natural scenarios in the near future days.
Trivia And Facts
- Tony Laubach can be found on Instagram, however, his account is private.
- He has 20K followers on his Facebook account.