Dallas Raines is an American chief meteorologist who has gained massive fame by serving for ABC7 Eyewitness News, providing weekday evening weather reports.
With his dedication and determination, Dallas has been awarded and honored with many awards, including Daily News People's Choice Award and Associated Press Award for Best Weather Segment. Also, he has acquired Golden Mike Award for Best Weathercast in Southern California from the 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. division.
In addition to that, Dallas has earned the Seal of Approval for TV Broadcasting and also certified by the American Meteorological Society.
Dallas Raines Wife
Dallas is married to Danielle W.Raines. Together, the love-duo is blessed with three children, including Georgia.
Everything was fine in their life until Dallas’s wife was charged with assault on August 2016. She was accused of beating and trying to strangle a 25-year-old daughter, whose identity was not released, during a car ride back home from a country club. Danielle supposedly beat the daughter after parking on the side of the road.
Dallas Raine with his wife, Danielle Raine (Photo:latimes.com)
This became the hot news when the Sherriff's deputies arrested Danielle about 4:40 a.m. on 31 August 2016. But, she was released from custody around 2:30 pm on the same day after paying a $30,000 bond.
According to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office, Danielle was pleaded not guilty.
On the other hand, Dallas, however, has good bonding with his children and is still going strong.
Dallas Battle With Cancer
Dallas, who seems very curious about his health, was startled to find out about his prostate cancer back in 2005. Dallas said in an interview with Eyewitness News on 14th December 2012,
“It was shocking, to be honest”
Though he was stunned when he found that his cancer was growing for a long time, his surgery went well and recovered within a time.
After this incident, Dallas has become able to see life positively.
Bio, Age, And Education
Dallas was born as Kevin Feinstein in 1954 in Georgia. His birthday falls on 15 October. He is a son of his father, a Veteran, Riley Gene Raines, and mother, Sybil Jeannette Hambric.
Georgia based man gained his Bachelor’s degree in Science in Broadcast Meteorology from the Florida State of University, where he studied broadcast journalism and earth science with an emphasis on meteorology.
Besides this, he has also completed 25 hours of graduate work in Climatology and has taught Meteorology courses at CSUN.
Dallas commenced working as a weatherman in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana. Before joining CNN to run its national weather forecast, he appeared as the weathercaster for the CNN-produced TBS Evening News on Superstation WTBS.
Later, in 1984, he left CNN to join KABC-TV as a meteorologist and then became a weekend evening anchor. After a few years, he shifted to weekday afternoons 4, 5, 6, and 11 PM.
Net Worth And Salary
As an American meteorologist, his net worth is estimated to be $3 million. In addition, he also makes a decent earning, as ABC7 Eyewitness News is paying him $500 thousand as a base salary.
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Interesting Facts About Dallas Raines:
- Dallas was invited to the White House in a 30-person scientist/climatologist debate on global warming hosted by President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore.
- He is famous for his moves during his forecast, such as the "Dallas dip", the swirl, the fist pump and the golf swing.
- Dallas's two-story house, which includes Pasadena View having three bedrooms, five bathrooms and a stone fireplace with an area of 4700 square feet, was on sale for $3.498 million in October 2015.