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Derek Van Dam Biography, Age, Wiki, Wife, CNN, Family, Height, Salary

Derek Van Dam Biography

Derek Van Dam (b. Oct. 7, 1983) is a well-known American meteorologist working for CNN News as their weather anchor and reporter based in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Raised in Grand Rapids in Michigan, Derek attended Central Michigan University and majored in Meteorology and Broadcast Cinematic Arts.

At CNN, Derek mostly gives weather broadcasts and science updates on weekday and weekend editions of CNN Newsroom. He is also an American Meteorological Society certified Meteorologist.

He was previously praised for enhancing the quality and standards of weather broadcasting across the African continent in his prior job as Chief Meteorologist at eNCA. While anchoring daily weather briefings for the station’s major news broadcasts, he led a team of seven meteorologists and climatologists.

Derek’s charitable work with The Compassionate Life Foundation, a non-governmental organization established in the United States, is what originally took him to Southern Africa. He fell in love with the place and moved to Cape Town in 2008 to seek a unique position in his field: creating South Africa’s first 24-hour news station.

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In addition to his career, Derek also writes extensively about climate catastrophe and its consequences for society. He also participated in CNN’s unique live coverage of the 2017 solar eclipse from Tennessee 2017. The team’s virtual reality coverage of The Eclipse of the Century received an Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Innovation in 2018.

Derek Van Dam’s Age

How Old is Derek Van Dam? He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on the 7th of October 1983, Making him 39 years old as of 2022. He also celebrates his birthday on October 7 every year and his zodiac sign is Libra.

Derek Van Dam Family

Derek was raised in Michigan, however, he has not mentioned any information on his parent’s identities or any members of his family. He has also not mentioned if he has any siblings for that matter.

Derek Van Dam’s Wife

Is Derek Van Dam Married? Yes! He is married to a lovely lady called Tara, they have been blessed with two kids in their marriage. Their first beautiful daughter was born on March 1st, 2007 and they named her Maya Sophia, They also had a son born on July 31st, 2018 and they named him Logan Malloy.

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Derek Van Dam Wiki and Facts

Full Name Derek Van Dam
Age 39 years old
Birthday October 7
Nationality American
Relationship Status Married
Height 5 feet 9 inches
Known For CNN News
Zodiac Sign Libra
Net Worth $1 Million-$5 Million

Derek Van Dam Height

The news reporter stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 Meters).

Derek Van Dam’s Salary and Net Worth

Derek earns himself an annual salary of $90,000 as of 2023 as a weather anchor for CNN News Network. He also has an estimated net worth of $1 Million-$5 Million as of 2023.

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