Tony Petrarca Biography and Wiki
Tony Petrarca is an American Award-winning weather reporter and news personality who works as the chief meteorologist for WPRI 12 News. He joined WPRI-TV in March 1987 and has over 34 years of experience studying and forecasting weather in New England.
Tony has been nominated six times for the New England Emmy Award for his work and was voted Most Accurate Meteorologist 10 times by Rhode Island Monthly Magazine’s annual readers poll.
Rhode Island Monthly is a glossy monthly magazine about life in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts.
Tony Petrarca Age and Birthday
The meteorologist was born on August 13th in Rhode Island, United States. His birth sign is Leo. His exact age and date of birth will be updated soon when we have it from a reputable source.
Tony Petrarca Height
He stands at the height of 5 feet and 11 inches (Approx, 1.81 meters) tall. His weight measurements are under review and will be updated soon.
Tony Petrarca Education
Tony attended and graduated from Toll Gate High School in Warwick. He later enrolled at Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vermont, where he graduated with a Bachelor of science degree in meteorology.
He is a member of the American Meteorological Society and holds the Society’s highest standards for a television meteorologist with the “A.M.S. Broadcast Seal Of Approval” award.
He was inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Silver Circle in recognition of his 30 years as a meteorologist in 2012.
Tony Petrarca Family, Parents
The weather anchor was born and raised in Rhode Island, and attempts to establish the identity of his parents were in vain since no information about them was available to the public.
It’s therefore not known whether he has any siblings. This section will be updated as soon as it is available.
Tony Petrarca Wife and Son, Is He Married?
In regards to his marital affairs, the meteorologist prefers keeping his love life details private. However, he is married to a mysterious woman whose identity is yet to be released.
His wife celebrates her birthday on May 19 every year. We are keeping tabs and we will update his partner details soon.
Tony Petrarca Children|Son
He is a proud father of three children. His children’s details will be updated soon when established.
Tony Petrarca Salary
According to CBS estimates, he receives an annual salary ranging between $24,300 and $ 76,507 which translates to an hourly average wage of between $ 10.15 and $ 31.32.
However, we do not have his actual salary figures hence will be updated soon when disclosed.
Tony Petrarca’s Net Worth
The weather reporter has an estimated net worth ranging from $500,000 to $1 million. His primary source of income is his career as a meteorologist.
Tony Petrarca WPRI
Petrarca became a WPRI-TV team member in March 1987 and has over three decades of experience studying and forecasting New England weather.
He is a native Rhode Islander and grew up watching WPRI 12, having lived there his whole life. He has led the Pinpoint Weather team with Associated Press Awards for “Best Weathercast” in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006, and 2012.
One of his famous reports was spending a winter weekend on the top of Mt. Washington, N.H. which later turned into a half-hour Emmy-nominated documentary entitled “On Top Of New England.”
Tony is the co-host of the annual Meeting Street Telethon and former host of the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon.
Petrarca has covered major stores such as blizzards, multiple Nor’easters, the Historic Floods of 2010, Tropical Storm Irene, Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the Blizzards of 2013, 2015, and the 1995-1996 winter, which brought more than 100 inches of snow, countless severe thunderstorms, and even the occasional tornado threat.