Is It Just Weathercaster James Spann's Salary That Contributes to His Magnificent Net Worth?

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Is It Just Weathercaster James Spann's Salary That Contributes to His Magnificent Net Worth?

Well, the majority of people have a belief that juggling with many professions at a time can only yield huge revenue. But the veteran Weathercaster James Spann has tried to dismantle this belief of people. James worked relentlessly as a weathercaster since the beginning of his career and summoned hefty financial fortune.

An Emmy award winning weathercaster, James Spann evidently enjoys a dazzling net worth in thousands of dollars. This huge revenue must have been collected through the salary of various media he worked for.

His Career and Professional Life:

James started his broadcast career in 1973, from WTBC radio in Tuscaloosa where he worked in night shift. James volunteered several hours in the 1974 Alabama tornadoes in Jasper, AL for WTBC radio. Then he moved towards television in the summer of 1978 at 33/40 predecessor WCFT in Tuscaloosa.  He also worked in WSFA as sportscaster and weatherman.

After that, he was hired as a chief weatherman at WAPI-TV in Birmingham. James was among the youngest chief weatherman in the country at the age of 23. He then worked for various other media like WVTM-TV, KDFA, and WRBC-TV. He joined ABC 33/40 in 1996 and is working as Birmingham's ABC affiliate ever since. James also serves as an anchor for WeatherBrains, a weekend weather podcast.

Caption: James Spann’s, ABC 33/40 coverage of the December 16, 2000, Tuscaloosa F4 tornado, published on Oct 13, 2006.

James is serving as a founder of The Weather Factory that provides broadcast weather forecasts to numerous radio stations and weather data for industrial and business clients. He was the 33rd person to get Certified Broadcast Meteorologist of AMS distinction. James is also popular among viewers for his encyclopedic knowledge of Alabama geography. He is the president of a non-profit institution which webcast three streaming radio stations which feature worship music in English and Spanish, named He is also a board chairman of the Children's Hospital of Alabama. He also worked as a Sunday school teacher outside Birmingham in Double Oak Community Church

His Married Life, Wife, and Children

James is married to Karen Spann for 35 years now. The couple is blessed with two sons, J.P and Ryan and one of them has already completed high school. He shared about his wife with  on 2016, where he told,

I am blessed with a wife that is very understanding and supportive.

James Spann's Short Bio:

Born on June 6, 1956, in Huntsville, Alabama, James Spann is a graduate of Mississippi State University where he attended meteorology program, earning the NWA and AMS seals of approval. He currently works as ABC 33/40, Birmingham's ABC affiliate. He has won numerous awards including Emmy award 2001, NWA Broadcaster of the year, AMS award for Broadcast Meteorology and NATAS Silver Circle Award Hon. LL.D.