Barbie Bassett Profile
Barbie Bassett is an American Meteorologist/Traffic Reporter working for WLBT-TV since joining the station in September 1999. She co-hosts the program, “Today at 11”. Also, she works as the traffic reporter for WLBT’s Morning News. In addition to her current work, she teaches communication as an adjunct professor at Mississippi College.
Previously, she was in Chattanooga, Tennessee, working for WTVC-TV, a dual ABC/Fox-affiliated TV station. There, she was holding the position of Weekend Meteorologist. She has also worked as the Morning Meteorologist for WAPT-TV for 2 years.
Bassett is a proud alumnus of Mississippi College, as well as Mississippi State University. She earned a master’s degree in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University. She also earned a B.S. in Mass Communications from Mississippi College.
Bassett is AMS Certified and has been named “Best Weathercast” by the Associated Press multiple times. In WLBT-TV’s 50-year history, Bassett was the first chief meteorologist. Bassett was crowned Mrs. Mississippi International in the year 2000. She was chosen as a semi-finalist in the Top 15 at the Mrs. International pageant, where she competed against ladies from all around the world. Over the years, she has won four state beauty pageants and one national championship. Bassett is a ventriloquist, model, opera singer, and pianist, who has performed all over the world.
Bassett is a member of the Christmas Village’s Board of Directors and the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Foundation in Mississippi. Also, she is a grad of Leadership Mississippi and serves on the Advisory Council for the Madison-Ridgeland Junior Auxiliary.
She is a Life Member of the Madison-Ridgeland Junior Auxiliary and a maintaining member of the Junior League of Jackson. She’s a teacher of 2-year-olds in Sunday school and a singer at the reward and worship crew at Colonial Heights Baptist Church. In addition, Bassett is the Vice President of the American Meteorological Society Jackson Chapter. Bassett was chosen as one of Mississippi’s “Top 40 Under 40” and was recognized “Volunteer of the Year” by the National Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Foundation.
Quick Facts About Barbie Bassett
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
Bassett was also selected “Favorite Media Personality” by Mississippi Magazine readers. She got recognition as one of Mississippi College’s “Distinguished Alumnae for 2007.” She received the “Angel Award” from the Salvation Army, and readers of the Jackson Free Press named her “Best Public Figure” and “Best TV Personality”. Almost every year, Clarion-Ledger readers vote for her as their “Favorite Weather Person and News Personality.”
Bassett has given her hair to Great Lengths, a non-profit that creates human hair wigs for women who have lost their hair due to cancer, eleven times. The Great Lengths initiative, which she and her coworker Stephanie Bell-Flynt initiated in Clinton, Mississippi, set a Guinness Book of World Records in the year 2007.
Bassett is the owner of an online women’s boutique with an Instagram, as well as a Facebook page, Cloud 9 Clothiers. She’s published two best-selling books, “Carry An Umbrella When It’s Not Raining in the Forecast” and “Forecasts & Faith: 5 Keys to Weathering Life’s Storms.” During her leisure, you can find her chasing storms, working on her family farm, or collecting Barbie Dolls.
Barbie Bassett Age
Bassett was born in Marks, Mississippi, United States. Her age is unknown for she has managed to keep her personal life private. Therefore, there is no information regarding how old Bassett is or when she celebrates her birthday. However, she might be in her 40s.
Barbie Bassett Height
Bassett stands at a height of approximately 5 feet, 5 inches(1.52m).
Barbie Bassett Family
Bassett spent all of her youth and childhood in Marks, Mississippi, with her 3 siblings. She is the youngest of 4 children. Information regarding Bassett’s parents is currently under review. However, there will be an update as soon as it’s available.
Barbie Bassett Husband
Bassett is in marriage with her lovely spouse, whose information is currently under review. The couple takes pride in being”mom and dad” to their 3 daughters, Will Christian, Lilly Faith, and Gracie Bassett. Bassett likes spending her free time with her husband, as well as his daughters. Bassett and her spouse are the owners of a biotech franchise and a farm.
Barbie Bassett Salary
Being one of the top journalists for WLBT, Bassett earns an annual salary ranging between $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Barbie Bassett Net Worth
Bassett has an estimated net worth of between $1 million – $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a Meteorologist/Traffic Reporter.
Barbie Bassett WLBT
At WLBT Bassett works alongside;
- Howard Ballou
- Patrice Clark
- Courtney Ann Jackson
- Cheryl Lasseter
- Melissa Payne
- Wilson Stribling
- Maggie Wade
- Rachel Coulter
- Patrick Ellis
- Peyton Garrison
- Dave Roberts
- Lauren Hoffman
- Trey Mongrue