- 1 Who is Amy Freeze?
- 2 How rich is she, as of now? Amy Freeze Net Worth
- 3 Early Years, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity
- 4 Educational Background
- 5 Career Beginnings
- 6 Rise to Fame
- 7 WABC-TV and “The Freeze Factor”
- 8 Sideline Reporter
- 9 Awards and Recognitions
- 10 Appearance and Vital Statistics
- 11 Personal Life: Divorced, Mother of Four Children
- 12 Interests and Hobbies
Who is Amy Freeze?
Amy Elizabeth Freeze Arbuckle was born on 19 June 1974 under the sign of Gemini, in Utah, USA, and is a 45-year-old television personality and meteorologist, probably best recognized for her appearances on WABC-TV network in New York City, as well as on the ABC show “Good Morning America”. She achieved fame as the first female Chief Meteorologist for WFLD in Chicago, Illinois.
How rich is she, as of now? Amy Freeze Net Worth
As of early 2020, Amy Freeze’s net worth is estimated at over $2.5 million, earned from her successful involvement in the news industry as a television personality and weather forecaster. Her income is reputedly close to $200,000 per year.
Early Years, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity
Amy Freeze spent her early years in Jeffersonville, Indiana, where she was raised by her father, and mother Bill and Linda Freeze, both Mormons. She has four younger sisters, but their names haven’t been revealed to the public. Amy has American nationality, and belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group.
Amy attended Parkwood Elementary, River Valley Middle School, and then Jeffersonville High School. Upon matriculation in 1992, she enrolled into Weber State University in Ogden, Utah to study Communication, and then graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Communications and Religion from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah in 1995.
Two years later, Amy became a student at Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi, from which she eventually earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology in 2004. Between 2005 and 2007, she attended the University of Pennsylvania, from which she obtained her Master of Environmental Sustainability Degree in Environmental Sciences with the dissertation “The Storm Water Action Alert Program”. Moreover, Amy spent some time studying in Germany and South Africa.
According to her official LinkedIn account, Amy Freeze started her professional career in the field of journalism in 1998, when she started working at the Fox-affiliated station KPTV in Portland, Oregon; during her stint there, she appeared on the show “Good Day Oregon”.
In 1998, she landed a job at KWGN-TV, a CW-affiliated station based in Denver, Colorado, and there made appearances as a meteorologist and co-host on the show “WB 2 Morning News” until 2002.
Rise to Fame
In 2000, Amy Freezer joined the NBC Universal Media, starting by appearing as a meteorologist on the afternoon television news program “Live At Five”, and served as a co-host of the NBC10’s live entertainment show “10!” During the same time, Amy served at Rockefeller Center in New York City as a substitute for MSNBC and NBC’s morning news and talk program “Weekend Today”. From 2003 to 2006 she worked at the NBC-affiliated station WCAU-TV in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Amy came to prominence in 2006, when she was chosen to serve as the first female Chief Meteorologist for WFLD, a Fox owned-and-operated station located in Chicago, Illinois. In the following year, she joined Fox News Chicago too, working there as the Chief Meteorologist as well. She remained there until February 2011. During her time in Chicago, Amy visited a number of schools to give weather presentations about severe weather including tornadoes to their students.
WABC-TV and “The Freeze Factor”
In April of the same year, Amy started working at the top-rated ABC-owned station WABC-TV in New York City.
She still works there in the position of the weekend morning weather forecaster, and appears regularly on the ABC morning show “Good Morning America”. Amy is also a creator of the interesting segment entitled “The Freeze Factor”, in which she would rate the weather of the next day on a scale from one to ten. Her other segments are named “Freeze Frame”, “Super Cat Saturday”, and “Big Dog Sunday”.
Amy Freezer also served as a sideline reporter for Major League Soccer, the first-ever female, which lasted until 2011. During that time, Amy worked for such teams as the Colorado Rapids, the Los Angeles Galaxy, and the Chicago Fire.
She was also the host of the first-ever Weather Education Days for such Major League Baseball (MLB) teams as the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago White Sox, as well as for the Chicago Wolves hockey team. Moreover, she spent four season working as a sideline reporter for National Football League’s Chicago Bears.
Awards and Recognitions
Amy Freezer is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist, obtaining her certificate from the American Meteorological Society, becoming one of the first 20 women in the world to achieve that.; she also has her National Weather Association Seals of Approval. Regarding her awards, Amy has won five National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy Awards in the categories of Best Weathercaster and Outstanding Host.
Moreover, she was named the ‘Best of Philly’ Forecaster by the Philadelphia Magazine in 2003. In 2017, she was named Top Forecaster in New York by the website NJ.com.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
The renowned meteorologist has long dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 6ins (1.68m), while her weight is approximately 146lbs (66kgs), and her vital statistics are 36-27-37. Information about her bra, dress and shoe sizes isn’t available.
Personal Life: Divorced, Mother of Four Children
Amy Freeze is a divorced woman – she met Gary Arbuckle in 1993 and they started dating. Gary is a doctor and chiropractor by his profession. The couple eventually exchanged their wedding vows in August of the following year, but after being married for two decades, Amy and Gary divorced in 2014.
They have four children, named Jared, Tyler, William, and Kate – three of her children are adopted. Amy is single at the moment, and her current residence is on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City.
Interests and Hobbies
In her spare time, Amy Freeze enjoys a number of outdoor activities. She is known for being an avid runner, who frequently competes in marathons. She is also a climber, and has conquered peaks of Mount Fuji, Mount Timpanogus, and Mount Snowden. Besides that, Amy is a certified scuba diver, and enjoys surfing as well – obviously Amy is a fitness freak. While she was married to Gary, they competed in the fitness and weight-loss competition, and became the winners in 1999.