Sanding our assholes with 150 grit.

how much money do the news weatherman make?

I'm really curious.
Permalink Philo's Favourite Fluffer 
January 3rd, 2006
not very good. for a small city ( around 100K), I would guess about $28K-$40K depending on how long the person has been there.
Permalink  
January 3rd, 2006
I'm going to say "not a lot, but variable with Q".

Q being the number of people who will tune in to a show just because that person is on it.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 3rd, 2006
I'm guessing other than "being hired on chest size" the Q factor generally takes some aggression - going to management and threatening to walk unless they pay more?

Philo
Permalink Philo 
January 3rd, 2006
I was thinking more along the lines of local reputation. How much you can convince the audience that you're better than the other guy. There are ads for the local weather guy, including "man on the street" testimonials, fancy computer graphics, and the weatherman in question looking uber confident.

If the weatherman had large knockers... Well, he'd be Al Roker.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 3rd, 2006
CNN has hot weatherwomen. Chocolate flavored, even. YAY ATLANTA!
Permalink sharkfish 
January 3rd, 2006
Chocolate candy!!!!!


w00t!!!!!!


<out of breath from raving>
Permalink sharkfish 
January 3rd, 2006
There's a very... festive... gentleman here named Scott Haney who does the weather. He also does those human-interest flavor pieces all the time (think Bruce Almighty).

I want to smack Scott Haney.

With a bat.
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 3rd, 2006
We have Tom Skilling in Chicago. He is a GEEK.

He shows you 35 different radar pictures, different colors, different perspectives. He gives you the weather history, the weather science, weather data for every decade for that day, shows you a bar chart, gantt chart, etc, statistical analysis, and explains each term.

Some days I just want to know if it is going to rain or not. So I don't watch Tom Skilling :)
Permalink sharkfish 
January 3rd, 2006
The people that present weather on the BBC are meteorologists employed as civil servants by the Meteorological Office and so they just get paid their salary level, oh and a clothing allowance. Some of them seem not to be spending their clothes allowance.

I've no idea if this makes the weather better but the change in the presentation software means we no longer get isobars (which I miss being the only thing other than oxbow lakes that I can remember with any certitude about Geography), and do get giddy as they perform fly bys across the country.
Permalink Simon Lucy 
January 4th, 2006
"I want to smack Scott Haney.

With a bat."

Warner, don't you mean you want to smack Scott Haney's ass? I mean, we already know you like to drink cum.
Permalink Not Mark Warner 
January 4th, 2006
The chief meteorologist at a local station here in St. Louis pulls in about $175k/year according to someone I know that knows him. I have no idea what the other meteorologists make nor if this particular figure is accurate.
Permalink Jacob 
January 4th, 2006

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