Laura Velasquez Wiki
Laura Velasquez is an American broadcaster and award-winning meteorologist who is responsible for analyzing early morning weather patterns. Her in-depth understanding of weather patterns and ease with communicating their effects are critical to ensuring that viewers are knowledgeable on the outlook for their day.
Laura Velasquez Biography
Velasquez attended Jenison High School and obtained her B.S in Meteorology, math and Geographic Science from Central Michigan University (2004-2008).
Later in 2011, she enrolled at Mississippi State University and completed Master’s in Applied Meteorology in 2015.
After completion of her degree from Central Michigan University and then from Mississippi State University, Laura Velasquez started to work for WOOD-TV (August 2007-July 2014).
Then, she joined KDVR/KWGN in Denver, Colorado, where she served as a meteorologist, from July 2014 to August 2015. Later, Velasquez went on to work for Accuweather.
Probably, in her service of many years, Laura made massive tens of thousand dollars or even hundreds of thousand dollars as salary.
Laura’s intense passion for weather began as a child. Even when she was in kindergarten, her first choice in television programming was always weather-related. She would become enthralled as she watched the impact that severe weather can have.
An avid runner and endurance athlete, Laura loves to test her physical limits. She has completed seven marathons and has plans to compete in an Ironman triathlon in the future. She can also be found cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Chicago Cubs, or traveling. Laura enjoys spending time with her poodle, Jet, as well as her family in Michigan.
Laura Velasquez Age
Velasquez’s age information will be updated soon.
Laura Velasquez Family
Laura was born on to parents Rick and Tracy Velasquez.
Laura Velasquez Husband
Laura is currently engaged to Josh.
Laura Velasquez Salary
Laura’s salary is estimated to be between $10k and $50k per year.
Laura Velasquez Net Worth
However, some online source claim that the American broadcaster owns way more net worth, which is thought to be in the range of $1.7 million-$2 million.
Laura Velasquez Endorsement And Charity
Meanwhile, the endorsement deals or earnings from her sponsorships is not out. But Laura could possibly make a hefty sum from endorsement.
For a fact, she is not active on Instagram but has a Twitter account with over 8K followers.
Besides meteorology, Laura Velasquez is also an active social worker and has participated in many charity works and events.
Laura Velasquez Engagement
Laura Velasquez is an unmarried woman but is engaged to her boyfriend-turned-fiancé Josh. The couple got engaged in February 2017, and she took to Facebook to announce her engagement. For now, the detail on their courtship is not out. Also, they are yet to disclose their marriage plans.
Laura Velasquez Tax Expenses
As a noble American citizen, Laura is liable to pay property and income taxes. Her Michigan house seeks around 1.58% of its market value as property tax.
On the other hand, she has to pay $27,100 as income tax upon her annual revenue of $100,000, taxes include 15.41% Federal tax, 7.65% FICA and 4.08% State tax.
Laura Velasquez Weather Girl
Laura and other female meteorologists at AccuWeather Inc, the forecasting service in State College, are calling for people to stop using the term weather girl.
The long-used title that never seems to go away can be demeaning and diminish the hard work needed to become meteorologists, they said in a video released Wednesday night on Twitter. Ginger Zee, a chief meteorologist at ABC News, has also criticized the term.
Female weathercasters are underrepresented in the nation’s 210 TV markets. They account for less than one-third of such positions, according to a study released this year by the American Meteorological Society. They also constitute only about 11 percent of weathercasters on evening news shifts, which are often the most watched.
Velasquez, who has been with AccuWeather since 2015 and has worked in Denver and Grand Rapids, Mich., told us what it’s like to be a woman in the weather business, how she responds to challenges, and why the term weather girl still seems to hang on. The responses have been edited for length.