Kevin Lighty Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, WCIA, Salary, and Net Worth

Kevin Lighty is an American meteorologist working at WCIA serving as the chief meteorologist. He has been working at WCIA since August 2017. 

Kevin Lighty Profile

Kevin Lighty is an American meteorologist working at WCIA serving as the chief meteorologist. He has been working at WCIA since August 2017.

Kevin Lighty Education

In 2001, he joined Vincennes University where he attained his Associate in Radio and TV Broadcasting in 2003. He then joined Indiana State University where he attained his Bachelor of Science degree in Geography and Climatology in 2005.

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Kevin Lighty Career

Lighty serves as the chief meteorologist at WCIA based in Champaign, Illinois. He began his career working at 94.9 K-Rock and D-102 based in Danville, Illinois where he served as a radio DJ. He, later on, started his journalism career working at WVUT where he served as a weather anchor while still going to college.

He began working at WTHI Channel 10 based in Terre Haute, Indiana where he served as a weather anchor for three years. In March 2007, he joined WRTV based in Indianapolis, Indiana where he served as a fill-in weekend meteorologist and morning meteorologist for 4 months. He, later on, joined WKYT-TV based in Lexington, Kentucky where he served as a morning meteorologist from February 2006 to July 2007.

Prior to joining WCIA, he worked at KSPR-TV based in Springfield, Missouri where he also served as the chief meteorologist. While at KSPR-TV, he managed to enclose several stories including the MO EF-5 tornado and also storm chased with the Vortex 2 research team. In addition to that, Lighty is also a certified FAA commercial drone pilot.

Over the years, Lighty has won several awards and honors including a national Edward R. Murrow award for enclosing the Branson Leap Day tornadoes in 2012. He also has two Emmy Awards Nominations and owns the seal of approval from both the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society. Whenever he is not working, he enjoys spending his free time with his family and friends. He also enjoys being a DJ at weddings and parties.

Quick Facts About Lighty

Age40 years old as of 2022
SpouseNot Available
Net Worth$1 Million – $5 Million

Kevin Lighty Age

Lighty was born on October 9, 1982, in Veedersburg, Illinois. He is therefore 40 years old as of 2022.

Kevin Lighty Height

Lighty stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 9 inches tall.

Kevin Lighty Family

Information regarding Lighty’s parents and siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.

Kevin Lighty Wife

Lighty is happily married to his wife whose name is not known by the public. The couple is also proud to be parents to their son called Zachary Corbin, Lighty, and together reside in Champaign, Illinois.

Kevin Lighty Baby|Son

On June 3, 2021, Lighty and his wife welcomed their son, Zachary Corbon Lighty. He was delivered through a C-section and weighed 4 pounds 9 ounces.

Kevin Lighty Salary

Being one of the top meteorologists for WCIA Lighty earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000. 

Kevin Lighty’s Net Worth

Lighty has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a meteorologist.

Kevin Lighty WCIA

Lighty is working at WCIA where he works alongside other famous WCIA anchors and reporters including;

  1. Jennifer Roscoe
  2. Jessica Kunz
  3. Karina Rubio
  4. Matthew White
  5. Marley Capper
  6. Chance Sticklen
  7. Brandon Merano
  8. Jacob Dickey
  9. Adam Sherwinski
  10. Bret Beherns
  11. Andy Olson
  12. Brice Bement
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