Jay Trobec Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Wife, KELOLAND, Net Worth, Salary

Jay Trobec is an American Meteorologist working with KELLOLAND-TV serving the station as a chief meteorologist and television broadcaster.

Jay Trobec Biography

Jay Trobec is an American Emmy-Award-Winning Meteorologist/Anchor/Reporter working with KELLOLAND-TV in Sioux Falls, South Dakota where he serves the station as a chief meteorologist and television broadcaster. He joined the station in the month of September 1985. 

Jay Trobec Education

His diplomas are from St. John’s University in Mississippi (B.A.). South Dakota State University (M.A.) and He State University (M.A.) (Ph.D. in Atmospheric, Environmental, and Water Resources).

Jay Trobec Career

Trobec works with KELLOLAND-TV where he serves the station as a Chief Meteorologist and television broadcaster. He states that unlike most of his colleagues who claim they always wanted to focus on the weather career since childhood, she started her television career very differently. Trobec was working as a sportscaster in North Dakota before moving to KELO in order to work in the news department in the year 1985. He moved into the weather department full-time in the 1990s.

Among the most rewarding parts of his work as a Chief Meteorologist is that he has been able to participate in professional organizations nationally and internationally. Additionally, he also presented numerous talks at meetings of the European Meteorological Society and the “Forum International de la Météo et du Climat” in Paris. Asides from that, he also attended world conferences in Europe and at the United Nations and has testified before the Commerce Committee of the U.S. Senate.

He is now the chairman o the International Association of Broadcast Meteorology, based in Dublin, Ireland. Prior to that, he also served as Commissioner on Professional Affairs for the American Meteorological Society for about six years. Trobec states that it was his job to keep track of the certification programs for the 13-thousand-member Society.

Asides from that, he also oversees the Board of Broadcast Meteorology, the Board of Certified Consulting Meteorologists, the Board for Private Sector Meteorologists, the Board for Early Career Professionals, the Board for Continuing Professional Development, and s the Board for Operating Government Meteorologists.

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In the role, he has been interviewed by several major newspapers and has also appeared on television in a few foreign countries. For him, it was a lot of work and sometimes he got a little stressed but considers himself fortunate to have worked with some of the best and brightest minds in meteorology.

Trobec says that he also enjoys teaching and has taught Physical Climatology and Meteorology at SDSU. Away from work, he enjoys playing, watching, and refereeing soccer. Additionally, his formal credentials include the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist and Certified Consulting Meteorologist designations from the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association Broadcast Seal of Approval.

Jay Trobec Awards:

Trobec is an award-winning journalist and has received several Emmy Awards. These include “Individual Excellence- Weather Anchor,” National Academy, Upper Midwest Chapter, 2014, 2010, 2006, 2004, and 2001. Asides from that, he also won an Emmy Award for “Best Weathercast” in the year 2010. This is in addition to receiving weather anchor and weathercast Emmy Nominations in the years 2018, 2015, 2014(2 nominations), 2013, 2011(2), 2009, 2007, 2005, and 2002.

Asides from this, he was named “Best Weathercast,” medium market, Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association (formerly NBNA). Additionally, he also won first place in 2009, 2007, 2005,2001, 1999, and 1998; Award of Merit in 2014, 2013, 2010, 2004, 2003, and the year 2000.

Additionally, Trobec was also named “Best Weathercast,” by South Dakota Associated Press, First place in 2004, 2000, and 1999. Asides from that, he was also named “Broadcast of the Year,” National Weather Association, 2001. Asides from that, he was named “Award for Excellence in Meteorological Broadcasting,” International Association of Broadcast Meteorology, 2011. Last but not least, he was named “Fellow of the American Meteorological Society,” in the year 2014.

Jay Trobec Age

Trobec likes to keep his personal life private hence has not yet disclosed the year and month he was born. It is therefore not known when he celebrates his birthday.

Jay Trobec Height

Trobec stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches.

Jay Trobec Family

Trobec has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Trobec has any siblings.

Jay Trobec Wife

Trobec 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.

Jay Trobec Net Worth

Trobec has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through being a journalist.

Jay Trobec Salary

Trobec earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.


Trobec works at KELOLAND where he works alongside other famous KELOLAND anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;

  1. Tanner Castora
  2. Sean Bower
  3. Adam Rutt
  4. Brian Karstens
  5. Ariana Schumacher
  6. Dan Santella
  7. Bob Mercer
  8. Sarah McDonald
  9. Eric Mayer
  10. Angela Kennecke
  11. Don Jorgensen
  12. Tom Hanson
  13. Travis Fossing
  14. Bridget Bennett

The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Trobec.

Who is Trobec?

 He is an American certified meteorologist


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5 feet 8 inches


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$40,000 – $110,500

Net Worth

$1 Million – $5 Million
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