Rex Thompson Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, WDAM, Salary and Net Worth

Rex Thompson is an American Meteorologist currently working for WDAM-TV. You can find his weather forecasts on WDAM 7 News. 

Rex Thompson Profile

Rex Thompson is an American Meteorologist working for WDAM-TV. You can find his weather forecasts on WDAM 7 News. His fascination with weather started when he was eight years old, in 1969. Hurricane Camille was one of the worst storms to ever hit the United States.

On the 17th and 18th of August, it wreaked havoc in south Mississippi. The steady wind speed in his hometown was predicted to be 120 mph, with gusts up to 140 mph. Rex was profoundly affected by this occurrence.

Rex Thompson photo
Rex Thompson Photo

Thompson had the good fortune to meet Jim Thornhill when he was 12 years old. Jim Thornhill was the Civil Defense Director for Columbia and Marion Counties. It is currently referred to as Emergency Management. Mr.  Jim Thornhill turned out to be a former Air Force meteorologist, and he quickly took Thompson under his wing and began teaching him.

Thompson’s first radio appearance was at WFFF in Columbia, where he did a weathered piece when he was just 13 years old. In the year 1982, he got his first television job as the weekend weathercaster for WAPT channel 16, an ABC-affiliated TV station in Jackson, Mississippi. Thompson has worked on many TV stations in the Pine Belt throughout the years, including the weekend weathercast for WTVC-TV, a dual ABC/Fox-affiliated TV station in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Rex Thompson Age

Thompson is  60 years old as of 2021. He was born in 1961, in Columbia, Mississippi, United States. His date and month of birth are unknown for he has managed to keep his personal life private. Therefore, there is no information regarding when he celebrates his birthday.

Rex Thompson Height

Thompson stands at a height of approximately 5 feet, 8 inches (1.80m).

Quick Facts About Rex Thompson

Age60 years old as of 2021
SpouseNot Available
Net Worth$1 Million – $5 Million

Rex Thompson Family

Thompson spent all of his youth and childhood in Columbia, Mississippi. Information regarding Thompson’s parents and siblings is currently under review. However, there will be an update as soon as it is available.

Rex Thompson Wife

Information about Thompson’s dating life is unknown for he has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight. Therefore, there is no information regarding him being in any engagement or marriage with someone. Also, there is no information regarding him having any children.

Rex Thompson Salary

Being one of the top journalists for WDAM, Thompson earns an annual salary ranging between $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.

Rex Thompson Net Worth

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

Rex Thompson WDAM

At WDAM Thompson works alongside;

  1. Taylor Curet
  2. Alexis Hughes
  3. Steven Williams
  4. Karrie Leggett-Brown
  5. Vanessa Pacheco
  6. Patrick Bigbie
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