James Spann Biography
James Spann is an American television meteorologist and weather anchor based in Birmingham, Alabama. James has served as the Chief Meteorologist for ABC 33/40 for 22 years and can be seen weeknights at 4, 5, 6, and 10 o’clock. In all, James has been a television weather anchor for 40 years. James is the Chairman of the Board of Grandview Medical Center and is a member of the University of Alabama College of Communication and Information Sciences Board of Visitors.
James Spann Age
Spann was born on June 6, 1956, Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.
James Spann Family
Spann is a son of Max Spann and Carolyn Spann.
James Spann Wife
James and his wife Karen have been married for 37 years (1981). In his spare time, James enjoys tennis and amateur radio. He earned his first ham radio license at the age of 14 and holds an extra class license.
James Spann Children | Kids
James and his wife Karen have two sons. James leads Children’s Worship every Sunday at Double Oak Community Church in Mount Laurel.
James Spann Career
started his broadcast profession in Tuscaloosa, the place where he grew up, in 1973 at WTBC radio. There, in secondary school, he worked the night move, while current ABC 33/40 stay Dave Baird worked mornings. Spann volunteered numerous hours following the 1974 Alabama tornadoes in Jasper, AL. He started his TV vocation in the late spring of 1978 at 33/40 ancestor WCFT in Tuscaloosa, the “33” in 33/40. That fall, he moved to WSFA in Montgomery as an end of the week sports grapple and low maintenance meteorologist. In the wake of spending the late spring of 1979 as the evening drive broadcaster at Top 40 station WHHY-FM (“Y102”) in Montgomery, he was procured at WAPI-TV in Birmingham as a central meteorologist, notwithstanding having no formal climate training. At 23 years old, he was one of the most youthful boss meteorologists in the nation.
Channel 13 was sold to Times Mirror in 1980 and renamed WVTM-TV, and Spann awed his new managers enough that they moved him to sister station KDFW in Dallas in 1984. Notwithstanding having no formal training in climate, he was named the best weathercaster in the Metroplex by the Dallas Press Club in 1985, prevailing over such challenges as KXAS-TV’s Harold Taft and WFAA-TV’s Troy Dungan. After just two years, he came back to Alabama as the part proprietor of a little AM-FM radio station combo in Demopolis with Dave Baird. He came back to TV in October 1989 as a main meteorologist at Birmingham’s WBRC-TV. In the meantime, he took on Mississippi State University’s meteorology program, procuring the NWA and AMS seals of endorsement upon his graduation.
He left WBRC in 1996 of every move that stood out as truly newsworthy. WBRC had quite recently been bought by News Corporation and was dropping its long-lasting alliance with ABC for Fox. Spann, a passionate Southern Baptist, was discontent with Fox’s then-relentless eating routine of unscripted TV dramas and other programming. Spann pursued a few of his previous WBRC partners to the recently shaped ABC 33/40, which had consolidated WCFT with WJSU-TV in Anniston and an amazing failure control repeater in Birmingham, and had supplanted WBRC as Birmingham’s ABC associate. He has been at ABC 33/40 from that point onward.
He is the author of The Weather Factory (once in the past The Weather Company) which gives communicate climate estimates to various radio stations and climate information for modern and business customers. Spann was the 33rd individual in America to get the AMS refinement as a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist. There was a tornado cautioning for western Jefferson County on April 8, 1998. Spann stayed on TV for ten hours. A F5 tornado struck Oak Grove High School before eight o’ clock that night. The following day, he talked through a helicopter about the notice and the secondary school’s harm.
He is outstanding to watchers for his exhaustive information of Alabama geology. In extreme climate inclusion, he regularly finds storm framework includes by reference to modest networks, cloud nation streets, service stations, and grill cafés.
Starting in 2007, Spann could be heard by audience members of the Rick and Bubba Show, a well known syndicated radio show situated in Birmingham however heard all through the nation, predominantly in the Southeast. Spann’s residency started when the show exchanged leader stations in Birmingham to WZZK-FM, where Spann’s gauges had been heard for quite a while in advance.
He is likewise the executive and one of the authors of AllWorship.com, a non-benefit association webcasting three spilling radio stations which include love music in English and Spanish. The association became out of WRRS/Reality Radio, a business FM radio station that communicates Contemporary Christian music in Birmingham advertise from 2000 to 2001.
In 2004, Spann facilitated a TV exceptional about serious climate security. He talked with Goshen United Methodist Church’s F4 tornado overcomers of March 27, 1994, including the previous minister, Kelly Clem and her better half, Dale. Afterward, he talked about the disaster and wellbeing directions to Brian E. Subsidies, Warning Coordination Meteorologist from the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Calera’s Shelby County Airport. A video of the meetings can be found on YouTube. He is additionally the host of WeatherBrains, a week after week climate webcast and board administrator of the Children’s Hospital of Alabama.
James Spann Net Worth
James Spann is an American television meteorologist and weather anchor has an estimated net worth of $2 million dollars.