Keller Watts Biography
Keller Watts is an American meteorologist who has been working with the ABC affiliate WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States since December 2009. Watts has been a meteorologist for several decades now and has worked across several television stations.
Growing up in the Mississippi Delta town of Greenville, Keller has said that the active weather patterns that produce tornadoes in the Southeast sparked his interest in weather at an early age.
Watts was a member of the U.S.-led Cultural Exchange Consortium that traveled to the Communist U.S.S.R. in the summer of 1991. He was in Moscow’s Red Square only two days before the August 19th Soviet coup. This is where members of the Communist Party attempted to take control of the U.S.S.R. from Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev. This led to the collapse of Communism.
Watts is also an experienced analytical chemist, supervisor, and manager. Since November 2012, he has worked as a laboratory supervisor/chemist for SGS. He became laboratory manager in April 2022 having skills in petroleum, oil and gas industry, downstream oil and gas, among others.
Keller Watts Age
Watts was born on May 27, 1970, in Batesville, Mississippi. He is 53 years old as of 2023.
Keller Watts Height
He stands at a height of 1.75m.
Keller Watts Family
Watts grew up in the Mississippi Delta town of Greenville. However, he has not shared any information regarding her parents and siblings.
Keller Watts Wife
Watts is married to Kristi with whom he has two daughters Lucy and Lily Kathryn. He also has a pet dog which is a miniature schnauzer named Sadie whom he loves walking. He also enjoys storm chasing, golf, tennis, and spending time with his family. Watts and his large family live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Keller Watts Net Worth
Watts has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 million to $5 million. He has amassed his wealth through his successful career as a meteorologist for several decades.
Keller Watts Salary
Watts earns an annual salary ranging from $60,000 to $100,000 being one of the chief meteorologists on WBRZ.
Keller Watts Education
Watts attended the University of Mississippi where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He also earned a Bachelor of Science in Geosciences with an emphasis in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University.
While at Mississippi State University, he has chased numerous tornadoes and land-falling hurricanes. He interned for ABC affiliate KATV-TV in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Keller Watts Career
Watts began his meteorology career at the NBC affiliate in Jackson, Mississippi, WLBT. He joined the station in August 1999 and left in August 2004. In December 2004, he joined the ABC affiliate in Huntsville, Alabama WAAY-TV as a morning meteorologist. There, he worked until December 2008. He worked as an analytical chemist with ExxonMobil from July 2009 to March 2018.
Keller Watts WBRZ-TV
Watts joined the WBRZ News 2 family in December 2009. He works alongside other famous WBRZ-TV anchors and reporters including;
- Marisa Nuzzo
- Corey Rholdon
- Matt Trent
- Dr. Josh Eachus
- Lauren Hawkins
- Katie Easter
- Jacelyn Wheat
- Falon Brown
- Brandi B. Harris
- Bess Casserleigh
- Sylvia Weatherspoon
- Michael Shingleton
- Chris Nakamoto
- Brittany Weiss
- John Patorek
- Taylor Rubach