Allison Chinchar - Updated Sep 2023

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Allison Chinchar

Allison Chinchar is an American meteorologist who is working for CNN and HLN. Allison Chinchar appears regularly on CNN’s ‘New Day Weekend,’ CNN International programs, and HLN’s ‘Weekend Express.’ She is well-known in the broadcasting industry. Similarly, the pretty host is also famous for her marriage to Mike Bettes, who is also a meteorologist and storm chaser.

Early Life and Education

Allison Chinchar was born in the town of Mansfield, Ohio on April 9, 1984. Her age is currently 38 years old. Her nickname is ‘Alli’ and her Horoscope is Aries. Beautiful she is an American nationality holder. Similarly, she belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity.

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Allison Chinchar posing a Happy Family (Source: Marriedline)

Talking about her educational background, she finished high school and then joined Ohio State University in 2003. At the college, she took a course in atmospheric science and meteorology. Then she finished college and got a Bachelor of Science degree.

At the university, she was a member of the Delta sorority and was a part of the school’s meteorology club. Finally, she completed her education in 2008 and she was ready to follow her dreams.

Personal Life

Allison is also very successful in her love and family life. She is a straight female who is happily married to  Mike Bettes. Her husband, Mike is an Emmy Award-winning meteorologist and storm chaser for The Weather Channel.

The couple dated since 2010 and then married in 2012, in Atlanta. Before marrying Allison, Mike married Stephanie Abrams, who is also a meteorologist.

But she isn’t the reason behind her husband’s divorce and separation as he had already separated from his wife before dating her.

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Alison Chinchar with her husband during their wedding (Source: Married Biography)

The couple is happily in love. Once in 2015, they worked together on the weather channel. Mike and she together have one child, a son named Landen Benjamin Bettes.

He was born on January 31, 2015. The pregnancy was announced live in July 2014, and when the baby was born. Moreover, they all make a perfect family together.

Professional Life and Career

Chinchar started her career as a weekend evening meteorologist for WTVC-TV in 2008. She worked nearly for three years at the station and then joined WKRN-TV based in Nashville. Likewise, She served as a meteorologist from 2011-2012.

She has also covered the Super Tornado Outbreak of April 2011 when over 350 tornadoes hit the Southeastern United States in just four days, with over 200 of those on April 27th alone.

Similarly, Given her background in environmental science, she has also covered earthquakes, volcanoes, and other natural disasters, in addition to climate change stories.

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Allison’s weather forecast (Source: CNN commentary)

In 2012, she went to Atlanta, Georgia to serve as a weekend meteorologist for WXIA-TV. Similarly, she also gave coverage of Hurricane Isaac in New Orleans in 2012. And finally, the peak of her career took place after she joined CNN in 2015 as a meteorologist.

Before her maternity leave from which she returned to start anchoring “On The Story” in March 2019, the veteran news anchor Lyan Smith was the host of HLN Weekend Express.

Moreover, she is also a member of the American Meteorological Society, the National Weather Association, and the International Association of Broadcast Meteorology. Even though her job is not always safe and secure, Alli is doing her work amazingly.

Allison Chinchar – Net Worth 2023

Moving to her salary and net worth, Allison Chinchar has amassed a handsome sum of money. Moreover, she has an impressive career, and the sure thing is that she has excellent earnings.

As of 2020, her salary is around $92,460 per year. Similarly, The gorgeous lady has an estimated net worth of $1 million as of 2022. The source of her income is her job of course. We are sure that the sum will get higher, considering how Alli loves the job she does.


Allison Chinchar is more focused on her work, and everyone likes her coverage. She has been doing her work in the best possible ways. However, she has not received any awards yet. And the good thing is she has never been involved in any controversies or rumors to date.

I hope there will not be rumors regarding her in the future too.

Allison Chinchar – Social Media

If Allison Chinchar had not been involved in reporting, surely she would be a model to look out for. She does every bit possible to look glowing in front of the camera.

The meteorologist is not much active on social media. She does not use Instagram and Facebook as there is no official website in her name. However, she has more than 6.2k followers on her Twitter account ‘@AllisonChinchar‘.

Allison Chinchar – Body Measurements 

Talking about body measurements, Allison Chinchar has a very attractive appearance. Her breast-waist-hip size is 35-25-36. Similarly, she is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 58 kg. She has got lovely brown colored eyes and dark brown hair.