Spencer Christian Biography
Spencer Christian is an American television broadcaster. He is well known as the former weather forecaster for ABC’s Good Morning America from 1986 to 1998. Spencer is now the weather forecaster for KGO-TV which is owned by ABC in San Francisco. He has also authored several children’s books.
Spencer Christian Age
Christian was born on July 23, 1947, in Newport News, Virginia, United States. He is 76 years old as of 2023. He celebrates his birthday on July 23 every year.
Spencer Christian Family – Christian Wife – Diane Chambers Christian
Christian is currently married to Lynette Courtney. They tied the knot in 2007 and have been together ever since. While Lynette prefers to stay out of the spotlight, Spencer occasionally shares glimpses of their life on social media. He has expressed his love and appreciation for her on numerous occasions, highlighting the importance of their partnership.
Spencer Christian Children
He has two children: a son by the name Jason Christian and a daughter called Jessica Christian.
Spencer Christian Career
Christian embarked on his broadcasting journey at WWBT in Richmond, Virginia, serving as a news reporter. His coverage spanned topics such as the public school system, state and local politics, and landmark cases in the Fourth US Circuit Court of Appeals.
In 1975, Spencer took on his inaugural role as a weatherman in Baltimore, Maryland, joining WBAL-TV’s Action News team under the direction of Ron Kershaw. This team included notable figures like Sue Simmons, Mike Hambrick, Ron Smith, Curt Anderson, and Joe Krebs.
During his time in Baltimore, Spencer swiftly garnered a substantial following, thanks to his quick wit. He actively participated in various community and charitable events, making appearances at elementary schools, shopping centers, and little leagues.
Between 1992 and 1993, he hosted the music game show Triple Threat on the Black Entertainment Television cable network. In 1998, Spencer bid farewell to Good Morning America, transitioning to a weather forecasting role at KGO-TV in San Francisco, California, starting in January 1999—a position he continues to hold.
From 1995 to 1999, he hosted HGTV’s Spencer Christian’s Wine Cellar and simultaneously led the PBS train series Tracks Ahead since 1997. In 2006, Spencer commenced hosting the popular afternoon show, The View from the Bay, in San Francisco.
Notably, in June 2014, he briefly returned to Good Morning America as a substitute weather forecaster during Ginger Zee’s wedding. On November 19, 2015, Spencer celebrated the 40th Anniversary of Good Morning America. He is a proud member of the Beta chapter of the Iota Phi Theta fraternity.
Spencer Christian Net Worth
Spencer has made his wealth through his broadcasting career. The exact amount of the salary he earns is not known.
Spencer Christian Books
Christian has written several books, both for children and adults. Here are a few of the most popular:
- Is There a Dinosaur in Your Backyard?: The World’s Most Fascinating Fossils, Rocks, and Minerals (2015)
- Hurricane Hunters: Chasing Storms and Saving Lives (2016)
- The Mystery of the Missing Mummy: An Adventure in Egypt (2017)
- You Bet Your Life: How I Survived Jim Crow Racism, Hurricane Chasing, and Gambling (2019)
- Electing Our Government: Everything You Need to Know to Make Your Vote Count (2020)
- Climate Change: The Science, the Impacts, and What You Can Do (2022)