Kate Thornton Columbia Biography
Kate Thornton Columbia is an award-winning journalist working for WYSR as a weather specialist. She is popular for her expertise and proficiency in understanding weather patterns in the United States. Kate has been instrumental in predicting accurate weather patterns. Prior to working at WYSR, Thorton served in WICZ Fox 40.
Kate Thornton Columbia Education and Career
Kate has been passionate about education since childhood. She went to Saugerties Junior Senior High School. Later, she joined the University of Albany, SUNY where she studied BA in Broadcast Metrology with minors in Geography, Business, and obtained a GIS certificate. After graduating, she went to the New School of Radio and Television to get a certificate in Broadcast Journalism.
In 2005, Kate juggled as a Customer Service Associate at Price Chopper Supermarkets and as a meteorological student. After graduating she joined WICZ Fox 40 as a weekend meteorologist and multimedia journalist. After serving for close to four years, Kate joined News Channel 9 WSYR in the Storm Team. Later she became the Morning and Noon Meteorologist. Kate has covered tornadoes, flooding rains, and sunny stretches in her career.
Besides working as a meteorologist, Thorton is a local volleyball coach training. She also visits local schools where she talks about her passion for weather and the importance of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics.
Kate Thornton Columbia Age and Husband
Thornton was born on 8th June 1987 and raised in Saugerties, Mid-Hudson Valley, New York She is married to Erik Columbia, a podcaster and TV Sports Anchor. The couple is blessed with three daughters. Her last born child is Hannah Joan Columbia born on 16th August 2022. Kate has been public with her pregnancy journey.
Kate Thornton Columbia Height and Salary
Thornton is an invaluable asset for WYSR. Her skill in metrology makes her one of the highest-paid achors in the media network. Her salary is approximately $70,000. In addition to her proficiency her physical attributes which make her fit for the screen. Her height is 5 feet and 6 inches.