Steve Raeligh is an American meteorologist who has been working in the field for four decades now. He currently serves as the chief meteorologist for WCPO TV and has been with the network since 2005. Steve is known for his amazing skills to narrate weather news to audiences.
Having been in the industry for several decades has helped Steve find much fame. And many people are very much interested in knowing more about the meteorologist himself. So, in this biography, we will take a look at his life and career.
Where Is Steve Raleigh From?
The veteran meteorologist was born Stephen Raleigh to his parents. But sadly, information about Steve Raleigh’s family including his mother and father has not been revealed yet. Moreover, whether Raleigh has any siblings or if he is an only child is a big mystery.
Well, despite the fame he has found from his career, Steve has managed to keep much of his early life away from the spotlight. But, we hope that he had a wonderful time growing up in his hometown.
Where Did Steve Raleigh Complete His Studies?
Much like the information about his family and early life, Steve has not shared much about his schooling experiences. But on LinkedIn, Raleigh mentioned that he attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Boston University. From BU, Steve graduated with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism. However, when he joined the college and when he completed his studies is unknown.
After earning his Bachelor’s degree, Raleigh enrolled at the University of North Carolina Charlotte where he was enrolled in the Masters’ Program on Meteorology/Earth Science. He completed his studies and is now certified by the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association.
When Did Steve Raleigh Start His Professional Journey?
Having earned degrees in Meteorology/Earth Science and Broadcast Journalism, it is no surprise that Steve Raleigh is now serving as the chief meteorologist for a television network. But when did his journey to this field start?
Well, like many individuals, Steve might have worked various jobs while he was a teenager and completed his studies. He may have also interned at companies before securing the position of meteorologist/reporter at WLBT in June 1982. He worked there for almost a year before joining WREG-TV in February 1983.
Steve Raleigh served as a meteorologist/reporter at WRET-TV till November 1985 before joining WLWT TV for the same position. He worked there till 1987 before he was hired as Chief Meteorologist by WCNC-TV. Two years later Steve left the network to join KRON-TV in the San Francisco Bay Area. He served as the chief meteorologist there for over fifteen years before leaving in July 2005.
After leaving KRON-TV, Raleigh was hired as the chief meteorologist at WCPO TV. He continues to serve in the same position even after 17 years and has made Cincinnati, Ohio his home. He seems to be enjoying working in the ABC-affiliated channel and might continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
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Who Is Steve Raleigh Married To?
While the popular meteorologist has remained secretive about his early life, he has not hesitated to share details about his romantic life. He is a happily married man and a loving father of four. Steve Raleigh‘s wife is Julie Leis, who now goes by Julie Raleigh, and the pair tied the knot on 5th September 1987. They got married at the Immaculata Church in Mt. Adams in front of family and friends.
In their over three decades-long marriage, Steve and Julie Raleigh have welcomed four kids. Steve Raleigh’s children are Kyle Raleigh, Chelsea Raleigh, Madison Raleigh, and Carter Raleigh. Kyle, Carter, and Chelsea are enjoying their respective lives. But sadly, Raleigh’s daughter, Madison is no more. She died by suicide at the young age of 24, on 17 January 2019 after battling addiction and mental illness for several years.
While Steve and the Raleigh family were devastated by their loss, they have since honored Madison aka Madi’s memory through their charitable ventures. They established Madi’s House, a place where people who are attempting to change their lives can find support and also have fun. The idea for this place came from Madi herself as she always wanted to have a place to hang out and have fun with people like her.
Well, despite the loss, Steve Raleigh has now found peace through his daughter’s memories and charity work. We wish him and the family all the best for the coming days.