Wiki Biography / Profile Background
- Leigh Spann is a weather reporter and meteorologist for WFLA-TV.
- She has worked for numerous TV stations over her career span & has won a few awards for her work.
- Running the early morning weather reports, Leigh is known for early rising, reportedly getting up around 1:30 am each day.
Personal Life, Parents and Family Details :
- Leigh grew up in a small town in Southern Georgia, but other details of her childhood are scarce.
- Leigh Spann is married to her husband, who was a producer at WFLA. Besides this, she prefers to keep her family life out of the media spotlight.
Education : Qualifications, High School & College Info
- She graduated ‘Magna-Cum-Laude’ from the University of Georgia in 2001 with a degree in Geography / Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology.
- Leigh is both a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist & has The National Weather Association Broadcast Seal of Approval.
Profession : Career, Salary and Net worth
- Starting at WMAZ in Georgia in 2002 & later also worked for WCBD. She started with WFLA in 2007. She first started as the Weekend Meteorologist there before moving into a Morning Meteorologist position.
- Leigh won an Emmy in 2012 for her work in a TV special talking about hurricane preparedness in the show Hurricane Season 2012: A Special Report. She has also won an Award of Merit in South Carolina for “Weathercaster of the Year.”
- Leigh often co-hosts the second half of the show NewsChannel 8 Today on Great 38 WTTA with co-worker Gayle Guyardo. This part of the show is titled Today Gr8 with Gayle and Leigh.
- She is part of the group “Storm Team 8,” which is a meteorologist team working for WFLA – TV.
Leigh Spann Salary and Net worth :
- As per Salary(dot)com, the average median salary of Meteorologists from Tampa is $95,602 per year. The salary range is $54,046 to $139,724 annually. ZipRecruiter gives the average salary for this position as $89,679/year, while the Indeed website mentions $77,124 annually for the same position.
- Drawing from this data, we get a rough estimate of Leigh’s salary. Considering her work experience, her annual income will be higher than the figures mentioned above.
Fun Facts, Height and Trivia :
- Leigh has a significant social media following with over 100,000 Twitter followers, 21,000+ Facebook followers and 2000+ Instagram followers.
- She has completed two marathons, and several half marathons and is an avid runner, taking part in many local in popular events such as Gasparlilla Distance Classic.
- A self-described animal lover, Leigh owns two dogs named Pickles and Emily.
- She is a fan of the college football team – The Georgia Bulldogs.
- Spann’s Twitter account mentions that she only has one cup of coffee a day.
- On one of the shows she co-hosts, Leigh has used a Sensory Deprivation Tank, a device claimed to help with stress and promote reflection.
- Her favorite Christmas movie is the film “Elf”. She often shares about food-based ‘days’ on her Facebook, with comments on local places that sell the items or her personal opinions of that food.
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