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Bill Martin Profile
Bill Martin is an American Emmy award-winning Chief meteorologist who is currently working at KTVU Fox 2 News. At the station, he serves as the weekend chief meteorologist.
Bill Martin Age
Martin has not revealed the date, month, or year he was born. However, we will update this information as soon as it’s available.
Bill Martin Height
He stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches.
Bill Martin Family
Martin was born in Buffalo, New York, United States of America but grew up in Paradise North Chico. His dad was a veterinarian and he moved his family up to the hills to hunt and fish. So Martin was outside all of the time. ” When I was about 7 or 8 I watched the weather guy on KCRA and thought, I want to do that. It was science and the outdoors and I loved watching the guy use the technology”, he said. His great-uncle was the sheriff of Vacaville in the late 1800s. Martin’s uncle is known as the Sampson of Vacaville because of his 6-foot-4-inch frame. He is willing to get into scraps! He once sparred with “Gentlemen Jim” Corbett, the most famous boxer of his time.
Bill Martin Wife
Martin is a married man to his beautiful wife Judy. The couple has one biological daughter named Katie. Martin and his wife struggled with miscarriages and infertility treatments. The couple decided to have a second child when Katei was four. After two miscarriages, they began infertility treatments at a university hospital, which continued for the next 10 months. They then gave up on these treatments and decided to adopt.
Bill Martin Adopted Children
Martin had always wanted to adopt a child. “I thought it would be a good thing to do. An important thing to do to change somebody’s life for the better because we were raised with so much” ” he said. We had Katie and then we just couldn’t have another one, Martin said. We did some infertility stuff and this nuts, let’s adopt kids” They finally adopted twins named Otilia and Ibolya.
Bill Martin Career
Martin was born and raised in Paradise (Butte Co), he graduated from the University of California Berkeley in 1982, with a degree in Physical Geography (emphasis in Climatology). During these years he spent many hours surfing the California coast from Oregon to Mexico. He became passionate about forecasting waves and weather. This enthusiasm led him back to college where he spent 3 years postgraduate at San Francisco State studying Atmospheric Science.
After San Francisco State, he did an internship at KRON Television (NBC), in San Francisco for 1 year, and then took a job as a Chief Meteorologist at KFTY(Ind) in Santa Rosa for 2 years. He moved to KPIX(CBS) in San Francisco and was their morning show meteorologist for 2 years, and in 1993 he landed at KTVU doing weekends. At that time KTVU did not have a weather department, and he was given the opportunity of creating and building KTVU’s weather brand from the ground up. Martin worked weekends until he became the Chief Meteorologist in 1995. In 2015 he was awarded a Northern California Emmy for the best on-air meteorologist.
Bill Martin KTVU News
He worked weekends until he became the Chief Meteorologist in 1995. In 2014, after over 25 years of forecasting weather in the Bay Area. He was one of 6 meteorologists in the country chosen to go to the White House. To interview President Obama on Climate Change. There he had the opportunity to attend meetings with the President and his top science advisors. Without a doubt, this was a career highlight. The American Meteorological Society has awarded him the CBM (Certified Broadcast Meteorologist), which is the highest level of certification available. He received an award that had been awarded to only a handful of meteorologists on the West Coast.
One of his claims to fame is that he has read nearly every book ever written on California history. He is fascinated by this state and the people that were drawn here, from the Native Americans to the Spanish to the pioneers. As a 5th-generation Northern Californian, Martin is very proud of his ancestors. Where some of the earliest settlers were in San Francisco, his great-uncle was the sheriff of Vacaville in the late 1800s. He is known as the Sampson of Vacaville because of his 6-foot-4-inch frame. His willingness to get into scraps! He once sparred with “Gentlemen Jim” Corbett, the most famous boxer of his time. Martin is happy to be part of the KTVU Family.
Bill Martin Salary
He has an estimated annual salary of $30,000 to $80,000 from his career at KTVU Fox 2 News.
Bill Martin Net Worth
Martin has an estimated annual net worth of $ 1 million to $5 million earned from his career as a chief meteorologist.
Bill Martin Social Media Platforms
Martin is very active on his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. He has 10.3k followers on Twitter, 1.7k followers on Instagram, and 15.2k followers on Facebook.