Jennifer Valdez Bio, Age, Education, Family, Husband, CBS46, Net Worth, Salary

Jennifer Valdez is an American Meteorologist working as a chief meteorologist, weather anchor, and reporter at CBS 46 based in Atlanta.

Jennifer Valdez Biography

Jennifer Valdez is an American Meteorologist working as a chief meteorologist, weather anchor, and reporter at CBS 46 based in Atlanta, Georgia. She joined the CBS46 News team in the summer of 2008. 

Jennifer Valdez Education

Valdez graduated with a bachelor’s degree in telecommunication from the University of Florida and later earned her master’s in Geosciences from Michigan State University.

Jennifer Valdez Career

Valdez works with CBS46 where she serves the station as a Chief Meteorologist. There, she anchors the weekday evening weather news at 4, 5, 6, and 11 PM. She has been working with the station for more than a decade. Valdez was on air after Fay produced nearly six tornadoes in Georgia in the year 2008. On Peachtree TV, she can be seen airing weather forecasts at 9 PM.

Jennifer has provided continuous severe weather coverage during the epic floods of September 2009. She was present during the disastrous ice storm that crippled the city in the year 2014. Prior to joining CBS46, she worked as a meteorologist for WYFF located in Greenville, South Carolina(SC).

Valdez is fluent in Spanish. The year 2005 saw her work as the on-camera meteorology intern at The Weather Channel. Away from work, she loves going out to eat, watching Florida Gator football, spending time with her family and friends, and traveling with her family(anywhere tropical and warm).

Jennifer Valdez Age

Valdez was born on November 5, 1981, in Florida, United States. She is old.

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Jennifer Valdez Family

Valdez is originally from Florida. She holds American nationality; citizenship and she is of the white race. Unfortunately, the well-known journalist has not made any information about her parents and siblings public, including their names, ages, and occupations.

Jennifer Valdez Husband

Valdez is happily married to Derek Engelhard, the couple got married in the spring of 2009. The couple welcomed their first baby, Annelise Katherine, in August 2011. Later on February 4, 2014, the couple welcomed their second child, a son, Lucas. Lucas is 9 years old.

Jennifer Valdez Net Worth

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

Jennifer Valdez Salary

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

Jennifer Valdez Colon Surgery/Jennifer Valdez In Hospital/ Where has Jennifer Valdez Been?

In 2022, Valdez was off the air for 5 weeks due to undergoing colon surgery and recuperating. She returned on-air on 12th December 2022. Further, she revealed that she suffered from colon-related illness diverticulitis several times over the past 2 decades. Additionally, she needed antibiotics as a part of her colon was liable to infections.

Due to this, she experienced fevers and severe pain. In 2022 alone, she was hospitalized thrice. Following the advice of doctors, she underwent elective surgery to remove a portion of her colon. Comparing the invasiveness of the surgery to a C-section, she voiced that she had trouble eating and couldn’t move for a couple of weeks

In 2020, she also missed work for a number of weeks due to artificial disc replacement surgery. Prior to the surgery, she was unable to do the dishes or pick anything up from the floor due to a deteriorating disk in her lower back. After the surgery, she could move around like a normal person. She commented on her surgeries; “These two surgeries had nothing to do with each other. Just genetics.”

Jennifer Valdez CBS46

Valdez works at CBS46 where she works alongside other famous CBS46 anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;

  1. Rebekka Schramm
  2. Harry Samler
  3. Emily Gagnon
  4. Fred Kalil
  5. Rodney Harris
  6. Fred Campagna
  7. Ella Dorsey
  8. Allen Devlin
  9. Meghan Packer
  10. Rob Hughes
  11. Gurvir Dhindsa
  12. Tracye Hutchins
  13. Karyn Greer
  14. Rick Folbaum
  15. Shon Gables
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