Allison Chinchar bio, family, career, and net worth

Who is Allison Chinchar?

Allison Chinchar, best known for being a beauty with a brain, is a meteorologist for CNN and HLN. She appears on ‘New Day Weekend’ in CNN and ‘Weekend Express’ in HLN and CNN international programs.

Allison is a name of German origin that means “Noble” or “Exalted One.”

Along with a successful professional life, Chinchar has a quality family life too. This balance between professionalism and personalism has earned her a lot of admirers.

This beautiful lady is also popular as the wife of Mike Bettes, a meteorologist and storm chaser.

So yes, everyone, you are guessing it right. This article is going to answer a lot of your curiosity about her life.

quick facts

Full nameAllison Anne Chinchar
BirthdayApril 9, 1984
Age38 years old
Sun signAries
TraitsPositive: fun, creative, and independent

Negative: domineering and short-tempered
Height5 feet 6 inches
Weight58 kg
Hair colorLight Brown
Eye colorBrown
Lucky number8
Lucky stoneDiamond
Lucky colorRed
SpouseMike Bettes
ChildrenLanden Benjamin Bette

interesting facts

1. Allison Chinchar was interested in meteorology since a very young age

After graduating high school, Allison studied at Ohio University in 2003. She studied Bachelor of Science in atmospheric science and meteorology.

She was so interested in meteorology. After that she even became a member of a meteorology club when she was in school. 

2. Allison Chinchar is married to a meteorologist

We know that Allison was into meteorology since she was young but little did we know that her husband would be a meteorologist himself. 

Allison’s husband, Mike Bettes, is 12 years older and is a famous American TV meteorologist and storm chaser who works for ‘The Weather Channel.’ They dated for two years before tying the knot in 2012.

3. Allison Chinchar is a mother of a beautiful boy

Allison and Mike Bettes share a son named Landen Benjamen Bettes. Landen was born in 2015 and weighed 8 pounds 3 ounces at the time of delivery.

4. Allison works for HLN Weekend Express and CNN

Allison has done commendable work as a meteorologist. She has covered events such as the 2010 tornado, Hurricane Issac, EF2 tornado, and more.

Currently, she works as a meteorologist for Headline News Weekend Express and as a weather reporter for CNN.

5. Allison is a member of ASPCA

Allison is involved in different animal welfare campaigns. She is a member of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

Allison Chinchar age, childhood and education

She was born on April 9, 1984, in Mansfield, Ohio, making her 38 years old right now. There is very little information about her childhood, parents, and siblings.

Allison is of Caucasian ethnicity.

Allison Chinchar with her son

She joined Ohio University in 2003, right after graduating from her high school. Allison graduated from Ohio University in 2008 and from there she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in atmospheric science and meteorology.

Allison was a member of the ‘Delta Delta Sorority and a part of her school’s meteorology club.

Although we lack information on her parents, we can guess that her parents supported her.

height and body measurements

Having a job that involves being in front of the eyes of millions means you need to have a fit body. Allison Chinchar, being a meteorologist, has an attractive figure. Her body measurements are 35-25-36, and she is 5 feet 6 inches tall. 

She is a brunette beauty that has beautiful brown eyes. If not a meteorologist, Allison Chinchar would surely be a stunning model.

husband and family

Allison Chinchar and Mike Bettes's wedding

The 38 years old beautiful lady, Allison Chinchar, is married to Mike Bettes. The lovely couple tied the knot on October 12, 2012 in Allante, Georgia.

Fun fact: Mike also graduated from Ohio University.

Allison Chinchar and her fellow Meteorologist Mike Bettes were dating since 2010. But, after two years, they took their relationship a level ahead. Mike is 12 years older than Allison.

Three years later, the couple gave birth to their first child, Landen Benjamen Bettes. Allison announced her pregnancy on TV in July 2014.

She is living a happy family life with her husband and son.

Allison Chinchar Mike Bettes

Mike Bettes is an American TV meteorologist and storm chaser. He currently works for ‘The Weather Channel’ in Atlanta, Georgia.

The famous meteorologist, Mike, was born on January 9, 1972, in Tallmadge, Ohio. He enrolled at Ohio State University. Mike graduated with a Bachelor in Science degree in atmospheric sciences.

Before dating Allison Chinchar, Mark was married to his co-worker, Stephanie Abrams. Mike has two children with Stephanie. They are Tallmadge Bettes and Ohio Bettes.

Before working for TWC, Bettes worked as chief meteorologist for WLOS, North Carolina.

Mike Bettes is famous as an Emmy award-winning storm chaser. He was among the several storm chasers struck by an EF3 tornado in El Reno, Oklahoma, on May 31, 2013. The deadly storm rolled his SUV approximately 180 meters into a field. It collapsed their roof and inflicted major injuries to his crew.

This heroic activity had earned him an award and a good reputation.

Landen Benjamen (son)

Allison Chinchar with her family

Allison shares a son named Landen Benjamen Bettes with her husband, Mike Bettes. Landen weighed 8 pounds 3 ounces at the time of delivery.

Landen was born in 2015; however, his exact birth date is kept away from the media.


The talented Allison Chinchar is a well-known television weather reporter in America. She made her way through every twist and turn. Today she is in a position where she has a lot of admirers.

Chinchar is in the journalism field for more than a decade now. She started her professional career in 2008 from WTVC television ‘News Channel 9.’ There she worked as the weekend evening meteorologist for two years and 11 months.

She has working experience from various TV stations, including WKRN and WXIA.

Let’s take a look at her working history to this date:

Weekend evening meteorologist for WTVC-TV News Channel 9 March2008- January 2011
Weekend evening meteorologist for WKRN-TV, Greater Nashville AreaJanuary 2011- June 2012
Weekend meteorologist for WXIA-TV, Atlanta, GeorgiaJune 2012- January 2016
Meteorologist for HLN Weekend Express, CNN & CNN InternationalJune 2015- Present

Chinchar has covered many commendable events as a meteorologist. Those events include the 2010 tornado, Hurricane Issac, EF2 tornado, and many more.

CNN meteorologist Allison Chinchar

Now, Allison Chinchar is working in ‘Headline News Weekend Express’ as a meteorologist. She is also working for CNN as a weather reporter.


Allison Chinchar is nowhere near any controversies or rumors. Out of her busy schedule, she manages time for different animal welfare campaigns.

She is a member of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Anyone can easily guess that Chinchar has immense affection for animals.

net worth

Allison might have earned a reasonable sum working as a meteorologist must have earned her a reasonable sum of money.

According to sources, Chinchar has an estimated net worth of USD 1 million, which she has gained from her profession. 


Allison earns around USD 92,460 per year as a meteorologist for CNN and HLN Weekend Express.

Allison’s husband, Mike Bettes, has an estimated salary of around USD 78000- USD 101,000.

So a long, Allison Chinchar has not received any award but has earned many appreciators. So we can guess that the couple is living a lavish life.

social media

Chinchar is active in some of the social media websites like Twitter and Linkedin. Chinchar has 5,277 followers in her Twitter account.


You can find Allison on Twitter as @AllisonChinchar 

She is very active and often shares tweets about the weather, of course. She joined Twitter in October 2010 and has over 6K followers.


Allison is also on Instagram and has over 1.3k followers. She mostly shares photos of her family, work, and lots and lots of PLANTS!


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