Joe Lauria Profile
Joe Lauria is an American award-winning meteorologist working as an evening news meteorologist for FOX4 each weeknight at 5, 6, 9, and 10 p.m. He joined the station in January 1995.
Joe Lauria Career
He started at the station in January 1995, but the weather has always been a big part of his life since he was a kid. Joe recalls being fascinated by clouds and snowstorms when he was 10 years old while growing up in New York. Winter remains his favorite weather season because of those hard-to-forecast snowstorms.
He was Chief Meteorologist at KOSA-TV in Midland, Texas for six years. It was there that the Associated Press named him the best weathercaster in Texas for the year. He has also served as Chief Meteorologist at WAYK-TV in Orlando, FL, KFKF-FM in Kansas City, and WCEE-TV in Mt. Vernon, IL. He’s done local radio forecasts for KMBZ-AM and WHB-AM over the years.
Joe gives dozens of speeches and severe weather seminars for the young and old each year, in addition to his FOX 4 weather forecasts. Speaking to adults…he enjoys discussing how TV stations now cover bad weather…it has certainly changed a lot in the last ten years or so.
He served as President of the KC Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) in 2001-02, 2002-03, and 2014, and as Vice President from 2008-2013… in addition to being a member of the National Weather Association (NWA). Both organizations have given him their Seal of Approval for weather broadcasting excellence.
Lauria used to judge TV candidates nationwide in order for them to obtain this prestigious certification as a way of giving back to the weather community. He also received the AMS’s highest honor as a TV meteorologist when he earned the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) designation, which only 650 people have. He was recently recognized by the Missouri Broadcasters Association as having the best weathercast in the state of Missouri.
Quick Facts About Joe Lauria
|Age||59 years old as of 2021|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
Joe earned a bachelor’s degree in meteorology from St. Louis University in 1984. Joe considers one of his career highlights to be assisting our viewers in navigating the tornado outbreaks that have afflicted the area in recent years, including the May 4, 2003, KC Tornado Outbreak.
When he’s not working, Joe likes to travel, watch sports, and play golf…he even has a hole-in-one. In fact, during the golf season, as a way of giving back to the golf community and local charities… On the air and through Joe’s Golf Tournaments on fox4kc.com, he actively promotes hundreds of different golf fundraisers throughout the area.
Joe Lauria Age
Lauria was born in 1962, in New York, in the United States of America. He is 60 years old as of 2022.
Joe Lauria Height
Lauria stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches.
Joe Lauria Family
Information regarding Lauria’s parents and siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Joe Lauria Wife|Spouse
Lauria is married to Jaye Lynn. It is unknown whether or not the couple has any children together. Lauria and his wife live in Olathe, Kansas, with their two cats.
Joe Lauria Salary
Being one of the top journalists for FOX4, Lauria earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Joe Lauria’s Net Worth
Lauria has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a meteorologist.
Joe Lauria’s weight loss
On 2 June 2021, he shared a post on his Facebook page stating that he has tremendously lost some weight and is proud to see that all his hard work is finally paying off. “As many of you know…I’ve lost a good deal of weight over the last 8 months or so. I worked hard at it…worked with a nutritionist and all is going great.
I did decide though that while I was on vacation…perhaps a few times to splurge on myself. Many may know my fondness for this restaurant. When they were leaving KC back in the mid-90s…I was in line on closing day to get one more fix. I know they’re in Columbia…but since these were on my way home after one of the best rounds of golf yet.”
Joe Lauria Retirement
Lauria has not retired and has not shared any information about his retirement. He is working for FOX4 Kansas City where he serves as an evening news meteorologist.
Joe Lauria FOX4 Kansas City
At FOX4 Kansas City Lauria works alongside;
- Abby Eden
- Mark Alford
- Nick Vasos
- Kerri Stowell
- Kim Byrnes
- Karli Ritter
- Michelle Bogowith
- Garry Frank
- Alex Countee
- Christel Bell
- Loren Halifax
- Pat McGonigle
- Deneysha Richard
- Rob Collins
- Harold Kuntz