A talented American meteorologist who has proven her excellence as a journalist, reporter, presenter, and television personality outside of weather events is Amy Freeze. She has made a significant contribution to the journalism industry and is greatly admired for her presentation, her accuracy in forecasting, and her outstanding skills as a reporter.
Amy has won the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy Award three times in her career. She has received the seals of approval of the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society and was one of the first 20 women in the world to be certified as a broadcast meteorologist by the American Meteorological Society with certificate number 111. In addition to her accomplishments, she has been named by NJ.com as the Top Forecaster in New York 2017.
She served from 2007 to 2011 at Fox-operated WFLD in Chicago and was the first female chief meteorologist in Chicago, Illinois. In 2011, she became a weekend weather presenter for WABC-TV in New York City and can also be seen on ABC’s Good Morning America.
In addition to her journalistic career, Amy is a certified diver and has swum with more than a dozen sharks in a New Jersey state aquarium. She also surfs and runs. She has run 9 marathons in various cities including Pennsylvania, Colorado, California, and New York. Amy Freeze is also a mountain climber and has climbed the summit of Mount Snowden in Wales, all 7 peaks of Mount Fuji, and the summit of Mount Timpanogos.
Amy Freeze’s Biography, Age
The beautiful TV presenter was born on June 19, 1974, in Utah, but spent most of her childhood with her four sisters in Indiana. She is the eldest of five daughters (Amy, Jessica, Emily, Cami, and Lindsey) born to her parents Bill and Linda Freeze. Amy was in the class of the Jeffersonville High School in Jeffersonville, Indiana in 1992. During the college phase of her education, she returned to her birthplace, Utah, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Young University in 1995 in Provo.
She also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Earth Sciences from Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi, and a Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For her diploma thesis, she wrote about the creation of the “Storm Water Action Alert Program”, which deals with large cities and combined sewer overflows.
The first female chief meteorologist started from the first rung of the ladder before reaching this point in her career. With a keen interest in journalism, she worked as a meteorologist and co-host of 10! for NBC’s WCAU in Philadelphia, which served as live entertainment for four years in the early years of her career. She then worked as a replacement for NBC’s Weekend Today and MSNBC at Rockefeller Center in New York City.
KWGN and KMGH in Denver, Colorado, were also among the places where she worked. However, her broadcasting career began on Good Day Oregon at KPTV in Portland, Oregon. During her stay in Chicago, she visited more than 10,000 students from the region. For what purpose, may you ask? She gave them weather lectures about tornadoes and other storms.
Amy Freeze, who made her first appearance in her career profile, hosted the very first weather education days for the MLB’s Chicago White Sox, the Chicago Cubs, and the Chicago Wolves hockey team. She is also known as the very first female reporter on the sidelines of Major League Soccer and has worked on the sidelines for four seasons for the NFL Chicago Bears. Amy has covered the Olympic Games in Salt Lake City and Atlanta.
She made a guest appearance in 2005 in an episode of the comedy-drama television series Scrubs (2001-2010), My Life in Four Cameras.
Amy Freeze Married, Husband, Divorce
Amy married her college sweetheart, Gary Arbuckle, a chiropractor by profession, in August 1994. The two met at Brigham College, where she was a cheerleader while he was Cosmo the Cougar. After they were together for a while, they decided to take their relationship to the next level by tying the wedding knot.
Gary is from Northridge, California, and of Scottish descent. Since his early days, he always had health care as his preferred profession and therefore he was an assistant to a chiropractor while he was studying. From 1995 to 1998 he continued his education and earned his doctorate with Magna Cum Laude at Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon. Gary also studied Muscle Activation Techniques in Chicago.
After shifting his practice from injury healing to weight loss, he now owns and operates his Body Reset project. Together with his business partner, he uses homeopathic products to achieve great results in the weight loss process.
The couple won $100,000 in a weight loss contest and were named EAS Body for Life Champions in 1999.
The meteorologist-chiropractor couple has four lovely children, three boys, Tyler, Jared, Williams, and a cute girl, Kate. Their oldest son, Tyler, is their only biological child, while she and her husband adopted the other three. But she loves her pack and never misses an opportunity to be with them because she is the loving mother she is. Each of them is attributed to a nickname (Tyguy, Jarbear, Katethegreat, Princewilliams), and pictures of them are often seen on their social media sites.
There is speculation about the couple’s separation and even reports about it, but it seems that the couple is still together and after 23 years they are stronger than ever.
Amy Freeze Salary
She is faithful and passionate about her work and can be described as successful in every respect with regard to her career. Considering her great career path and her invaluable credentials, Amy must surely be making a fortune for herself. And yes, that’s true. She earns $500,000 a year and has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million.