Jim Castillo Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, KSDK-TV, Salary and Net Worth

Jim Castillo is an American Emmy Award-winning Meteorologist currently working for KSDK-TV since joining the station in January 2020.

Jim Castillo Profile

Jim Castillo is an American Emmy Award-winning Meteorologist currently working for KSDK-TV since joining the station in January 2020. You can catch him at the 5 pm newscasts from Tuesdays to Thursdays, the 4, 5, 6, and 10 pm show on Fridays, and the 5, 6, and 10 pm show on Saturdays.

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.

He was raised with gymnastics, playing soccer, pole vaulting, scuba diving, and diving, among other activities. 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. He 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.

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.

Quick Facts About Jim Castillo

Full Name Jim Castillo
Age Not Available
Nationality American
Spouse Not Available
Net Worth $1 Million – $5 Million
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.
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Jim Castillo
Castillo is a licensed real estate agent.
In his leisure time, he enjoys traveling using a plane. This was after succeeding 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 spent all of his youth and childhood in St.Louisiana, Missouri, with his loving parents(Judy and John), brother(John), and many cousins. 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  KSDK

At KSDK Castillo works alongside;

  1. Monica Adams
  2. Anne Allred
  3. Pepper Baker
  4. Christine Byers
  5. Scott Connell
  6. Allie Corey
  7. Frank Cusumano
  8. Ryan Dean
  9. Ahmad Hicks
  10. Tracy Hinson
  11. Art Holliday
  12. Kelly Jackson
  13. Rene Knott
  14. Holden Kurwicki
  15. Michelle Li
  16. Savannah Louie
  17. Corey Miller
  18. Casey Nolen
  19. Kay Quinn
  20. PJ Randhawa
  21. Anthony Slaughter

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