Wade Hampton Profile
Wade Hampton is an American Meteorologist working for KPLC-TV in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He joined the station in August 2005.
Wade Hampton Career
He serves at KPLC as the Chief Meteorologist at the station. Before joining KPLC, he was in Casper, Wyoming, holding the position of Chief Meteorologist at the NBC affiliate KCWY. Hampton has aspired to be a television meteorologist since he was in elementary school. He used to enjoy watching the local weather, particularly Roy Leep of WTVT, a Fox-owned-and-operated television in Tampa when he was a kid. He experienced sea breeze thunderstorms virtually every afternoon when he was growing up. This was happening sometimes from the west coast and sometimes from the east coast. He liked watching the weather on WTVT because of the daily thunderstorms.
In May 2003, he graduated with minors in Physics and Math, and a B.S. degree in Meteorology from Florida State University in Tallahassee. There, he co-founded “FSU Weather,” a student-run live weather broadcast. This was a 30-minute television show in which various student meteorologists performed weather segments.
He then started his career at WTVT, in Tampa, where he worked as an intern. WTVT was the station he grew up watching, therefore, it was a thrilling experience for him since he got an opportunity to work there. Also, Hampton was interning at WCTV, the CBS affiliate located in Tallahassee.
Hampton is captivated by hurricanes, especially when Hurricane Charley passed directly through Wade’s hometown during the remarkable 2004 season. Therefore, Hampton wants to provide the finest coverage possible to SouthWest Louisiana if a storm threatens. However, he, together with the rest of the 7Stormteam, hopes that a storm never strikes Southwest Louisiana again.
During his leisure, he enjoys all of the outdoor activities that Southwest Louisiana has to offer e.g. fishing and hunting. Also, he enjoys reading and learning about Civil War history. He is also captivated by his own family’s history, and he continues to explore his ancestors. In addition, he loves watching football: he can be found cheering for the Miami Dolphins and Florida State Seminoles.
Wade Hampton Age
Hampton is a native of Arcadia, Florida, in the south of Tampa on the inland side of the state, thus he is used to the humidity and heat of SouthWest Louisiana. His age is unknown for he has managed to keep his personal life private. Therefore, there is no information regarding how old Hampton is or when he celebrates his birthday. However, he might be in his 40s.
Wade Hampton Height
Hampton stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches.
Wade Hampton Family/ Siblings
Hampton was raised in Southwest Florida, by his loving parents, who are alive and up to date. His father, Chuck, owns and operates an auto repair shop. Hampton even assisted his father by twisting a few wrenches before attending Florida State University. His mother works as a teaching assistant at a special school for children with disabilities and a school bus driver, which she enjoys. The names of his mother are unknown.
Hampton was born with his 2 siblings, Steven(his brother) and Sheri(his sister). His two siblings are identical twins. Steven wants to work for a power company in Florida as an electrical lineman. Sheri aspires to be a lawyer, which Hampton thinks would be an excellent fit for her because she can argue with anyone.
Wade Hampton’s Wife/ Married
Information about Hampton’s dating life is unknown for he has managed to keep his 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 his children.
Wade Hampton Salary
Being one of the top journalists for KPLC, Hampton earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Wade Hampton’s Net Worth
Hampton has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a Meteorologist.
Wade Hampton KPLC
At KPLC Hampton works alongside
- Agnes DeRouen
- Ben Terry
- Jacob Durham
- Zach Nunez
- Cynthia Arceneaux
- Brady Renard
- Marcello Cuadra
- Rhonda Kitchens
- Jillian Corder
- John Bridges