Jim Castillo Profile
Jim Castillo is an American Emmy Award-winning Meteorologist working for KSDK-TV as a certified broadcast meteorologist at 5 On Your Side. He joined the station in January 2020. Since July 2018, he has worked as an independent licensed real estate broker.
Jim Castillo Education
Castillo is a proud alumnus of the University of Missouri in Columbia, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Atmospheric Science(Meteorology) in the year 1989. During his stint at the university, he was a cheerleader, a Delta Tau Delta fraternity member, and the Meteorology Club’s secretary. He was also a huge fan of the Tigers’ football and basketball games.
Jim Castillo Career
Castillo works for KSDK-TV as a certified broadcast meteorologist at 5 On Your Side. Since July 2018, he has worked as an independent licensed real estate broker. On the 7th of April, 1980, an F-3 tornado struck his area, making national headlines. This inspired his interest in meteorology. He was glued to the TV screen as a meteorologist from 5 On Your Side offered his family the information they needed to keep safe during the storm.
Castillo recalls going outside after it was all over and seeing grass blades lodged in the paint of his home, as well as pink insulation from neighboring homes sticking to his house. Severe weather can be stressful for some children. Castillo, on the other hand, found it intriguing. It inspired him to pursue a career as a meteorologist and ensure the safety of other families.
Castillo started his career at the National Weather Service(NWS) in Jefferson City, Missouri, where he was interning. He also worked as an intern at an NBC Network affiliate in Columbia, Missouri, KOMU-TV. This is where he got his first on-air job as a weather host and anchor of a popular exercise program, that aired on weekdays.
At WTXF-TV, the Fox Network station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Castillo was the 1st meteorologist on “Good Day Philadelphia.” There he conducted man-on-the-street interviews, as well as presented segments.
Quick Facts About Jim
|$1 Million – $5 Million
He was given his first Chief Meteorologist post at KCPQ-TV, a Nexstar Media Group-owned station in Seattle, Washington, after almost 2 years. In the year 1999, he earned his first individual Northwest Emmy Award for Best Weather in the Pacific Northwest while working at the station.
Castillo moved up to the number two media market in the year 2001, when he joined the CBS Network affiliate KCBS in Los Angeles, California, as the head meteorologist for the 5 pm, 6 pm, and 11 pm newscasts. He got a position as the nightly meteorologist at WNYW-TV in New York City in September 2002. He worked with the station for more than 3 years, winning a regional Emmy award, as well as receiving multiple Emmy nominations for the first time in 10 years for the 10 pm broadcast.
In January 2006, Castillo moved to Seattle, Washington, where he served as a morning meteorologist at KOMO-TV, till August 2009. Castillo began working at KTLA-TV, Los Angeles’ oldest TV station, as the first weekend meteorologist in June 2010. On the 1 and 3 pm newscasts on weekdays, he also hosted the weather. Castillo is a licensed real estate agent. In his leisure time, he enjoys traveling using a plane. This was after succeeding in the FAA Private Pilot-Airplane written exam.
Jim Castillo Age
Castillo was born on June 4 in St.Louisiana, Missouri, United States. His age is unknown for he has managed to keep his year of birth quite private. He, therefore, celebrates his birthday on the 4th of June every year. However, he might be in his 40s.
Jim Castillo Height
Castillo stands at a height of approximately 5 feet, 8 inches(1.82m).
Jim Castillo Family
Castillo was born and raised in St.Louisiana, Missouri, with his loving parents(Judy and John), brother(John), and many cousins. He was raised in gymnastics, playing soccer, pole vaulting, scuba diving, and diving, among other activities. His father, John, died in Kansas City, in the year 2017. After a long fight with multiple sclerosis, his mother passed away on the 17th of March, 2010.
Jim Castillo Wife
Castillo is in marriage with his lovely spouse, whose information is currently under review. The couple met in July 2015. Castillo likes spending his free time with his wife, as well as his dog, Storm.
Information about the couple having children is unknown for he has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight. However, there will be an update as soon as the information is available.
Jim Castillo Salary
Being one of the top journalists for KSDK-TV, Castillo earns an annual salary ranging between $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Jim Castillo Net Worth
Castillo has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a Meteorologist.
Jim Castillo Instagram and Facebook
Castillo has active Instagram and Facebook accounts. His Instagram account has over 7.2K followers. CLICK HERE to view his Instagram account. His Facebook account has over 14K followers. CLICK HERE to view his Facebook account.
Jim Castillo KSDK
At KSDK, Castillo works alongside;
- Monica Adams
- Anne Allred
- Pepper Baker
- Christine Byers
- Scott Connell
- Allie Corey
- Frank Cusumano
- Ryan Dean
- Ahmad Hicks
- Tracy Hinson