Wikipedia Biography / Profile Background
- A smart, enthusiastic meteorologist and a hardcore pet lover, Ashley Dougherty was born on May 18, 1987, in Wampum, Pennsylvania.
- Viewers can catch her on WTAE Channel 4 Action News forecasting Pittsburgh’s weather report.
- Sensitive towards social causes, Ashley once participated in a charity competition & won a Dancing for a Cause title.
Personal Life : Parents, Family and Education
- Ashley is the youngest of three children in the family. She has two older brothers, Chris and Justin. Through her brothers, she is a fun-loving aunt to three nieces and godmother to one nephew.
- After completing high school from Mohawk High School, Dougherty pursued her graduation (Bachelor of Arts) in Communication from the private liberal arts college, Bethany College, in West Virginia.
- Ashley was a high achiever both in her school and college days. At Mohawk, she was one of the first female pole vaulters, part of the cheerleading squad, and co-captain of the junior high and varsity squads; At Bethany, she was honored and named to the College’s Communications and Media Arts “Wall of Fame.”
- She completed her Meteorology degree from Mississippi State University.
- In 2017, she shared her engagement pictures on her social media accounts so that her fans could have a look at her handsome man, Robert Daft. Bob proposed to her with a big ring in September 2017.
- The couple tied the knot in August 2018, a year after their engagement. The wedding ceremony, organized by Bumble Burgh Events, was held at Iron Mill Farmstead in Pittsburgh, PA.
- In June 2020, Ashley announced her pregnancy on Twitter (now called X) by stating that her pet dog ‘Bubba’ will be promoted to ‘Big Brother’ soon. She delivered a healthy baby boy named Hayden in December 2020. Ever since her child’s birth Ashley’s social media is filled with her kid’s photos.
- In August 2022 Ashley and her husband, Bobby, welcomed their second child, their daughter, Willow Marie.
Interesting Facts and Trivia :
- Ashley has a pet dog named Bubba, a cat Bella and always likes to spend time with them when at home. Ashley adopted Bubba from an animal shelter in Ohio.
- In her free time, she enjoys playing golf. In fact, Ashley’s first job was washing golf carts when she was just 13 years old. Moreover, she was the only girl on the boys’ golf team at her alma mater, Mohawk High School.
- Besides golf, she loves to spend quality time with family and friends.
- Well-known for her fashion sense, Ashley adores traveling, baking, and relaxing when not at work.
- She took the ice bucket challenge with Sally Wiggin as well to help raise money for the ALS Association.
- The good-looking Ashley was once the homecoming queen and finished in the Top 10 of the “Pennsylvania Scholarship Pageant.” She was a contestant in the Miss Pennsylvania USA pageant as well.
- Ashley had a small acting role in the 2009 Kristen Stewart starter movie Adventureland.
Professional Life and Career :
- Ashley began her on-air career as a Weekend Meteorologist in 2008 as a Meteorologist at WTRF in Wheeling, West Virginia.
- Starting in 2010, she worked as a freelance meteorologist for KDKA-TV for two years in Pittsburgh.
- Since 2012, she is associated with WTAE TV Channel 4 Action News & has worked as a Morning & Noon Meteorologist at Pittsburgh, PA. In a press statement, WTAE Chief Meteorologist Mike Harvey said, “She has years of experience forecasting weather in our region & her knowledge of local micro-climates makes Ashley a great addition to the team.”
- In 2013, for her accomplishments at work and involvement in the community and charitable deeds, she was selected as one of “Pittsburgh’s Finest.”
- Later, in 2014, she was voted as “Best Meteorologist” by Pittsburgh Magazine.
- Ashley has contributed as a production assistant/editor for an award-winning commentary The Point with Mark Hyman”. It was her first TV venture.
- A hardcore animal advocate, she spreads awareness among people regarding animal abuse and neglect. She rigorously works for animal welfare & has been involved with pet shelters, and makes efforts to provide permanent homes to dogs and cats.
Ashley Dougherty Salary and Net Worth :
- As per Salary(dot)com, the average median salary of a Meteorologist from Pittsburgh is $98,937 per year. The salaries are as high as $144,598 and as low as $55,931 annually. ZipRecruiter gives the average salary as $95,344/year, while the Indeed website mentions $79,182 annually for the same position.
- Drawing from this data, we get a rough estimate of Ashlee Dougherty’s salary. Based on her work experience, the number can be estimated to be slightly higher than the average figures mentioned above.
Personal / Home / Contact Details
- Ashley Dougherty Married? : Yes
- Children / No of Kids : 2
- Ethnicity / Origin / Heritage / Race : White
- Nationality : American