Weather Anchor Derek Van Dam: CNN, Wife, Wiki, Facts, Family

Published Date: 28 Apr, 2020 Updated date: 28 Apr, 2020 By Celebs Podium

Almost a decade into an anchorman’s role, Derek Van Dam’s wish to join CNN came true back in 2015. Yes, the father of two is helming the role of a weather forecaster from his professional obligation for over 15 years.

American TV personality Derek Van Dam works as the meteorologist with CNN. Some of his breaking news coverage includes the Nepal Earthquake on 29 April 2015 and AirAsia flight #QZ8501 disaster on 28 December 2014.

Derek Van Dam Bio & Family

The TV personality was born on 7 October 1983 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Talking about his education, he went to Central Michigan University to complete education in Bachelors of Science (Atmospheric Science and Meteorology) as per wiki. Besides that, it is very tough to find any particular family details of his from his private nature.

Derek stands at the height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 cm) with proper body weight.

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Career On CNN & Previous Work Details!

Right after complete college graduation, Derek got the fortune to present the daily morning weather bulletins with WEYI-NBC25. He worked for three years, two months commencing a journalism career from early 2005 until February 2008. Almost a month later, he joined enCA & e.TV from March 2008 until July 2014. For seven long years, he oversaw & managed the strategic direction of the eNCA (eNews Channel Africa) & e.TV Weather department.

He worked as Chief Meteorologist for all platforms, including presenting weather & science bulletins on e.TV Primetime (7 pm) and eNCA during Newsnight (4 pm-12 pm SAST). Just two months after his eNCA exit, Derek’s more significant career aspiration of joining CNN came true.

Derek Van Dam working as CNN meteorologist from home amidst COVID-19 case on 17 April 2020 (Picture: Derek’s Instagram)

Derek joined the CNN network in September 2015, and it’s been five years and eight; he works as a meteorologist. Apart from that, he also has the role of an on-air anchor with CNN International & HLN (Headline News).

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Derek’s Wife & More!

Apart from his professional engagement with CNN, he cherishes his marital life. His wife’s name is Tara, and she likes to surf, run, and mostly loves to be called by the name Yogi. Her other passion is into blogging. Together the couple has been part of many marathon events. Together the couple shares two children.

Derek Van Dam with wife Tara and kids on 22 August 2019 (Picture: Derek’s Instagram)

The couple first welcomed a baby daughter named Maya Sophia on 1 March 2017. It was right at 6:22 PM; Tara gave birth to their first child. Later the family extended to four upon the arrival of son Logan Malloy on 31 July 2018.

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Some Interesting Facts About Derek Van Dam

  • Derek Van Dam has around 3,984 followers.
  • His zodiac sign is Blue.
  • The TV personality has over 18.2K Instagram followers.
  • While working for eNCA, he hired and managed the broadcast professionals from around the African continent.
  • Derek prefers to present science-related information and feature stories to a domestic and international audience.
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