Ed Bloodsworth Biography
Ed Bloodsworth is an American meteorologist working for WKRG as the chief meteorologist for the News 5 First Alert Storm Team. His forecasts can be viewed on weekdays at 5, 6, 6:30 p.m., and 10 p.m. on WKRG and at 9 p.m. on the Gulf Coast CW. Previously, he worked for WKRG’s sister station in Tampa, WFLA.
Ed Bloodsworth Education
Bloodsworth attended Florida State University in Tallahassee after completing his high school education. When he finished his studies in 2009, he became a graduate and attained a Bachelor Of Science degree in Meteorology.
Ed Bloodsworth Career
Bloodsworth works for WKRG as the chief meteorologist for the News 5 First Alert Storm Team. His forecasts can be viewed on weekdays at 5, 6, 6:30 p.m., and 10 p.m. on WKRG and at 9 p.m. on the Gulf Coast CW. Previously, he worked for WKRG’s sister station in Tampa, WFLA.
His passion for weather started when he was 7 as he watched a waterspout form during an evening of little league baseball. Instead of doing what his kids do, he would track tropical storms and hurricanes. After graduating college, he went on to work for KTKA Topeka.
During his time there, he led KTKA’s storm-chasing operations where he organized and navigated multiple chase teams in Northeast Kansas. Next, he worked for WJBF in Augusta. While in Augusta, he broadcasted the unforgettable 2014 Georgia/South Carolina Ice Storm and the memorable rains from Hurricane Joaquin in 2015.
During his previous stint in Tampa, he aided in the coverage of multiple weather events counting Hurricane Matthew in 2016, Hurricane Irma in 2017, and Hurricane Michael in 2018. Bloodsworth serves the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association as an active member.
He holds the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) designation from the American Meteorology Society. In his free time, he explores local museums, hikes nature trails, and the best eateries around. An ardent bowler, he coaches youth bowlers in the region and rolls in local tournaments.
Ed Bloodsworth Age
Bloodsworth likes to keep his personal life private and hence has not yet disclosed the year he was born. However, he might be in his 40s. Bloodsworth celebrates his birthday every February 26th annually as evidenced by the Instagram photo of the birthday surprise set by his coworkers he posted on February 26, 2023.
Ed Bloodsworth Height
Bloodsworth stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 7 inches
Ed Bloodsworth Family
Bloodsworth’s mother was named Patricia. Unfortunately, she passed away in December 2018 at the age of 61 as a result of lung cancer. Further, she underwent chemotherapy and surgery for 2 years before the cancer returned to her brain.
Before her death, she had raised Bloodsworth and his brother as a single parent. Even so, he has not disclosed any information about his father. However, we will update this information once it’s publicly available.
Ed Bloodsworth Wife
Bloodsworth is very private about his personal life therefore it is not known if he is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of him being in any past relationship with anyone.
Ed Bloodsworth Net Worth
Bloodsworth has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through being a meteorologist.
Ed Bloodsworth Salary
Bloodsworth earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Ed Bloodsworth Leaving WFLA
Bloodsworth left WFLA. He now works for WKRG as the chief meteorologist for the News 5 First Alert Storm Team. His forecasts can be viewed on weekdays at 5, 6, 6:30 p.m., and 10 p.m. on WKRG and at 9 p.m. on the Gulf Coast CW.
He didn’t plan to leave Tampa but after receiving the offer to work as chief meteorologist for WKRG which is WFLA’s sister station, he decided to accept the opportunity presented to him. Further, he believed that his mom would have wanted him to advance his career and he saw it as a chance for a new start.
Ed Bloodsworth WKRG
Bloodsworth is working at WKRG where he works alongside other famous anchors and reporters including;
- John Nodar
- Caroline Carithers
- Grant Skinner
- Simone Eli
- Whitney Leibold
- Debbie Williams
- Nicolette Schleisman
- Blake Brown
- Kimber Collins