Mark Collins Bio,Height, Family, Wife, Salary,News4JAX

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Mark Collins  Biography

Mark Collins, an American meteorologist, has worked for News4JAX since September 2016. He formerly worked on marine studies at the Florida Institute of Oceanography.

Mark Collins  Age

Collins prefers to keep his personal life private, thus he has not yet divulged the year and month he was born. It is consequently unknown when he celebrates his birthday. However, he could be in his 40s.

Mark Collins  Height

Collins stands approximately 5 feet and 7 inches tall.

Mark Collins  Education

Collins enrolled at Florida State University in 1994, after finishing high school. In 1996, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology. In 1998, he enrolled at Mississippi State University and learned how to prepare for Jacksonville’s explosive convective weather pattern.

Mark Collins  Family

Collins grew up in Tampa Bay, spending his boyhood near Friendship Fountain on the Southbank and visiting relatives on the Westside. He also went surfing, and boating, and enjoyed the great outdoors. Even so, he hasn’t revealed anything about his parents. It is also unclear whether Collins has any siblings.

Mark Collins  Wife

Collins is married, however, he has kept much of his wife’s details private. They have a daughter. His wife graduated from Flagler College. He goes to the beach with his wife and children or to tiny ethnic restaurants in town.

Mark Collins  Salary

Collins’ annual pay ranges from $40,000 to $120,000.

Mark Collins’s Net Worth

Collins’ net worth is reported to be between $1 million and $5 million, obtained through his work as a meteorologist.

Mark Collins  Career

Collins works as a meteorologist at News4JAX. This is his second spell with the station. His employment with the station began in 2010 when he worked as a meteorologist. He formerly worked on marine studies at the Florida Institute of Oceanography. In this job, he deployed some of the buoys in the Gulf that provided weather data for his reports. He previously spent four years working at WTSP in Tampa, Florida.

Since 2003, he has been broadcasting storms in Jacksonville. Throughout his career, he has broadcast from every region of the state. He was present in Jacksonville throughout the storm seasons of 2004 and 2005. He previously worked as a weather anchor for Miami’s WTVJ and forecasted for WFOR. During his time in Tallahassee in the late 1990s, he developed the weather program for Florida’s News Channel’s statewide cable network launch.

His fascination with the weather began after he witnessed various meteorological phenomena. Hurricane Elena in 1985 and the 1993 Storm of the Century piqued his interest in weather. He remembers the wrecked homes and the three days he stayed in a shelter while Elena churned 60 miles offshore. His professional highlights include becoming the first AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist in Jacksonville and flying with NOAA’s storm hunters.


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