Don Schwenneker Profile
Don Schwenneker is an American award-winning meteorologist working for ABC11. His career as a meteorologist started over 20 years ago.
Don Schwenneker Career
Schwenneker is a meteorologist for ABC11 Eyewitness News in the morning. He had also worked for other stations prior to joining ABC11. For instance, he previously worked for WBBM-TV in Chicago where he served as a meteorologist. Prior to that, he previously worked for WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh, and WTAJ-TV in Altoona, Pennsylvania where he served as a meteorologist. His career started over 20 years ago after landing a job at KBIM-TV in Roswell, New Mexico serving as a lead forecaster.
Schwenneker was nicknamed “Big Weather” by a colleague for his 6’5″ and one of the taller meteorologists on TV and was always on TV during big weather events from tornadoes to flooding warnings. The name has stuck ever since and whenever there was big weather in the forecast, “Big Weather” was on TV. Schwenneker is also involved with public service including Police, Fire, and EMS dispatching and national certification as a 911 call-taker/dispatcher.
Don Schwenneker Age
Schwenneker was born on May 17, 1972, in Des Moines, Iowa, United States. He is therefore 49 years old as of 2021.
Don Schwenneker Height
Schwenneker stands at a height of 6 feet 5 inches tall.
Don Schwenneker Family
Information regarding Schwenneker’s parents and siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Quick Facts About Don Schwenneker
|Full Name||Don Schwenneker|
|Age||49 years old|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
Don Schwenneker Wife
Schwenneker is happily married to Kim Schwenneker since March 23, 1996. The couple celebrated their 25th anniversary on March 23, 2021. Additionally, the couple is blessed with three children together.
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Don Schwenneker Salary
Being one of the top journalists for ABC11 Schwenneker earns an annual salary ranging between $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Don Schwenneker Net Worth
Schwenneker has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a meteorologist.
Don Schwenneker Awards and Recognitions
Schwenneker has also managed to win several awards ever since he started his career as a meteorologist. For instance, he was awarded two Associated Press Awards for Best Weathercast. He attained the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal from the American Meteorological Society. Furthermore, he holds the National Weather Association.
Don Schwenneker Firefighter
Schwenneker also spent some time volunteering as a firefighter for almost seven years in Pennsylvania. Additionally, he is also a certified rescue technician & first responder and is always trying his level best in helping his community in any way he could.
Don Schwenneker Health/ Weight Loss
On Tuesday, May 26, 2015, Schwenneker lost just 5 pounds, but for him, it wasn’t about the weight loss, it was about getting his body moving. For him, the goal of 10,000 steps a day has been quite an adjustment in his life. Many times he didn’t want to take the steps, but heard me saying, “JUST KEEP GOING.”