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Facts of Britley Ritz

Birth NameBritley Ritz
Birth CityOhio
Birth CountryAmerica
Father NamePastor Scott
Mother NameLisa Ritz
Gender IdentityFemale
Marital StatusDating
SpouseJim Cantore
EducationBall State University
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Britley Ritz is an American Emmy-winning meteorologist currently working for CNN as a freelancer. Prior to that, she worked at The Weather Channel, Hearst Television, KCRG-TV9, and FOX 21 KQDS-DT. 

She is one of the popular meteorologists who has covered many types of severe weather, ranging from tornadoes to flooding. 

As for her personal life, she is dating fellow meteorologist Jim Cantore. Are they having a wedding anytime soon? 

What is Britley Ritz's age? Is she on social media—Instagram and Facebook? How much is her net worth? We have all the details on her personal and professional life here. 

What Is Britley Ritz's Age? 

Britley Ritz was born and raised in Ohio to parents Pastor Scott and Lisa Ritz. She lives an extremely private life and prefers to stay away from the media radar.

There are no details on her birthday, however, as per the sources, she is in her early 40s. 

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Young Britley Ritz

While doing some Insta-sleuthing, we found out that she has a younger sister and that the duo is very close to each other. 

Her sister is married and has three kids, and Ritz is an extremely proud aunt. She often shares adorable snaps of her nieces on her Instagram.

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What Made Britley Ritz Become A Meteorologist? 

When we see Britley Ritz literally putting her life in danger while covering extreme weather situations, we can see passion and determination in her eyes. 

However, it was not always the same for her. In an interview, the reporter mentioned that she was terrified of storms and never imagined covering them one day. 

She also mentioned that, though she was terrified, she was also curious about them and would read about them all the time. 

Ritz finally decided to get rid of her phobia and started studying the weather, and we all know where she is today. 

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Meteorologist Britley Ritz

In her Q & A session with Storm Hour, she revealed her first memorable weather event and how terrified she was. 

I was seven years old and I lived in Ohio at the time. A tornado touched down in my front yard. My mother told me to get into the master closet and she handed me a watch and told me not to leave until a specific time. From that moment on I was terrified of storms. Little did I know at the time, that the very event would make me the meteorologist that I am today. 

In the same interview, she also talked about how she managed to get over her fear and change her career path. 

I actually entered college as a drawing and graphic design major. I’m pretty good at art, but I’m a perfectionist and drive myself insane over a project. I was terrified of the math and physics behind meteorology. However, I always knew I was passionate about the weather. 

She continued: 

When I was younger I saw my first tornado and it terrified me. I would cry over a simple storm, but I wanted to get over that fear. So I started picking up books and reading about tornadoes. I joined a storm chase team in college to help. I then decided I wanted to see if I could tackle the meteorology classes. I took one and loved it. Changed my major and never looked back. 

Our fear should never be the cause of our failure, and Britley Ritz's story is the best example.

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Desire To Be A Best Female Meteorologist 

We are all aware that meteorology is a male-dominated profession, and there are not many popular female meteorologists. 

According to Ritz, she wanted to be a successful and popular female meteorologist so that future generations could see her and desire to be like her. 

She attended Ball State University, located in Muncie, Indiana, and majored in Meteorology and Climatology. She was the only woman in her class to graduate, and that made her even more focused on being the best among them. 

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Britley Ritz covering Storm Live 

Britley also often visits schools and shares her stories and how she got over her fears. 

As per her, she loves spreading her weather knowledge to students in hopes of creating a few new meteorologists (especially females) one day.

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Career Highlights-Active Since 2011 

Britley Ritz started her career in 2011. She joined WCRD 91.3 FM as an on-air talent. She worked at the channel for eight months. 

In May 2013, she joined WHIO-TV located in Dayton, Ohio as a meteorologist intern. She worked there for seven months. 

At the channel, her job description included severe weather updates through social media, weather forecasting for the Miami Valley Region, and updating the Dayton Daily Newspaper weather column and WHIO weather app. 

Similarly, Ritz then joined NewsLink Indiana, located in Muncie, Indiana, as a meteorologist from October 2012 to December 2013. 

At that company, she was responsible for producing her own weather shows, working with WSI weather software, broadcasting live every week for their PBS affiliate, operating cameras, and updating weather stories and social media to inform viewers. 

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Britley Ritz reporting the weather live

Likewise, Britley then started working for FOX 21 KQDS-DT (Duluth, Minnesota) from July 2014 to January 2015.

At the channel, she was a reporter, weekend meteorologist, and fill-in morning and weekday meteorologist. 

Britley Ritz, after that, joined KCRG-TV9 (Cedar Rapids, Iowa Area) and worked for almost three years from Jan 2015–Nov 2017. 

She worked as a weather producer, digital weather producer, weekend morning news reporter, and fill-in meteorologist, forecasting for 12 different radio stations and weather blogging. 

She was also responsible for video updates, forecasting for The Gazette, school and community talks, community involvement, social media on all platforms, and digital news experience. 

Ritz became part of Hearst Television (West Palm Beach, Florida) in December 2017 and worked there for 2 years till March 2020. 

Her job description included weekend evening meteorologist, frequent fill-in meteorologist, weekend web content editor, radio recordings, Adobe Creative Suite (all programs), and others. 

She began working as a full-time meteorologist for The Weather Channel (Atlanta, Georgia) in March 2020 and worked until August 2022. 

She also worked at WPBF 25 News, and the story covered on that channel gave her an Emmy.  

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CNN Employee Britley Ritz

As of now, Britley works at CNN as a freelancer and covers its international and domestic weather news.

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Emmy-Winner Britley Ritz 

While working at WPBF 25 News, Britley Ritz covered "Surviving the Storm." The show won an Emmy for Best News Special from the Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences during its 43rdannual awards ceremony in Orlando, Florida in 2019. 

She, along with severe weather expert Mike Lyons, executive producer Desiree Malky, photojournalist Joel Waldmann, and editor James Ford, took home the honors. 

The crew covered the story of devastation from Hurricane Michael seven months after the category five storm made its catastrophic landfall in Florida. 

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Emmy-Winner Britley Ritz

This special also profiled the lessons that need to be learned by the community to help each other, investigated new forecasting technologies, and also helped keep viewers safe during hurricane season.

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Is Britley Ritz On Social Media—Instagram And Facebook?  

As of now, social media has become one of the biggest platforms for news sharing. 

Following the trend, Ritz is also active on social media. She mostly shares her work-related videos and occasionally gives us glimpses of her personal life. 

As of October 14, 2022, she has 6,376 followers on Instagram (@meteorologist_britleyritz) and 4.8K followers on Facebook (Britley Ritz).

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How Much Is Her Net Worth?  

As of October 2022, Britley Ritz is estimated to have a net worth of $1 million with a reported yearly salary of $60k. 

According to the sources, the average salary of a meteorologist in the United States of America is $55k per year. 

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Britley Ritz Net Worth

The base salary is estimated between $34k-$98k, the bonus between $495-$12k, and the profit sharing between $199-$10k. 

Similarly, as per a few online sources, the average TV meteorologist in the US makes $139,458. The top 57% of TV meteorologists make between $129,532 and $320,511, with the top 86% making $706,326. 

The salary varies on an individual's skill, experience, and caliber; since Cantore is a legend in his field, his earnings are very high than the given number. 

Dating Fellow Meteorologist Jim Cantore-Any Wedding News 

Britley Ritz is currently dating Jim Cantore, an American-certified broadcast meteorologist and journalist well-recognized for his work with The Weather Channel. 

The couple reportedly started dating in 2019 while working together on a project. They also worked together on the Weather Channel. 

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Britley Ritz with her boyfriend Jim Cantore

Britley and Jim sparked dating rumors after frequently featuring on each other's social media. 

They finally confirmed the news after posting photos of each other and calling each other's better halves. 

Prior to that, Cantore was married to former Weather Channel employee Tamra Cantore. The duo tied the knot in 1990 and divorced in 2009 after two decades of marriage. However, the duo has maintained a good relationship. 

Tamra Cantore is a former journalist who worked as a news reporter for the evening broadcast of the TWC news broadcast.  

She was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1997. Since then, she left her job and has been actively involved in helping people with the disease and raising funds for the research team to find the cure.  

They share two children, Christina Cantore, a journalist in 1993, and Ben Cantore in 1995. 

Sadly, both children have Fragile X syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes various developmental problems like intellectual disabilities and cognitive impairment. 

Ritz seems to share a good bond with them and is spotted vacating and spending time together.

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Britley Ritz spending a day out with her boyfriend's family including his two kids

There is no word on their engagement or marriage; however, the couple appears to be very serious in their relationship, and who knows, the wedding bell may sound soon. 

Boyfriend Jim Cantore: Net Worth, Memes, Viral Videos 

Born on February 16, 1964, in Beacon Falls, Connecticut, USA, Jim Cantore was raised in White River Junction, Vermont.  

As of October 2022, the weatherman is 58 years old and stands 173 cm tall. 

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Jim Cantore-American-certified Broadcast meteorologist 

One of the best-known meteorologists on television, Jim Cantore, started his journalism career as an intern at The Weather Channel as a weather forecaster after graduation and has worked there ever since. 

Jim rose to fame for his live field coverage of devastating hurricanes such as Gustav, Isabel, Katrina, Floyd, Rita, Andrew, Sandy, Laura, and many more. 

Along with his work, the 58-year-old is also renowned for his reactions and facial expressions at certain moments, making him probably one of the most used memes on social media. 

He also has many viral videos on the internet. Most recently, on September 28, 2022, while covering Category 4 Hurricane Ian, Cantora was hit by a flying tree branch in Punta Gorda, Florida. The video went viral on Twitter with millions of views. 

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Jim Cantore covering Category 4 Hurricane Ian, when was hit by a flying tree branch

Regarding his net worth, Jim Cantore is considered one of the richest meteorologists; his net worth as of October 2022 is around $5 million.

Updated On Fri Oct 14 2022 Published OnFri Oct 14 2022 By riley

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