Bob Turk Biography
Bob Turk an American meteorologist working at CBS 13. Turk has been working with CBS in preparing and executing daily weather forecasts for 6 newscasts and webcasts daily.
Bob Turk Age
Turk was born on April 24th, 1947, in Maryland, United States.
Bob Turk Early Career
Bob was an assistant planner for Howard County, Md., where he was in charge of site development plans. He is also active in the community and probably holds the record for “most number of community appearances made” over any other broadcast journalist in Baltimore. Bob is also one of the most requested speakers at the charity, civic and other events.
The native Baltimorean served on the boards of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and the American Lung Association and is active in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Bob Turk As an Assistant Planner
Bob was an assistant planner for Howard County, Md., before his broadcasting career, where he was in charge of site development plans. He is also active in the community and probably holds the record for “most number of community appearances made” over any other broadcast journalist in Baltimore.
Bob remains one of the most requested speakers at charity, civic, and different occasions. The native Baltimorean served on the boards of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and the American Lung Association and is active in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Bob Turk WJZ
Since when he was a young boy when skies turned cloudy, some little boys would catch frogs. Not Bob Turk instead he caught the rain. As per his mother, Turk created a rain well and a device for measuring precipitation. According to him collecting that data was “fun” and he never knew he would find himself on the big screen.
Today, it’s still fun and part of his everyday routine as Baltimore’s most respected weather-caster the person viewers depend on for weather updates during weekday evening newscasts on WJZ.
Turk helped the WJZ weather team select the Doppler radar weather system known as First Warning Weather and put the station further on the map as the first Baltimore television station to have such sophisticated weather forecasting technology. First Warning Weather’s local live Doppler radar helps the weather team to track rain and storms from neighborhood to neighborhood.
Bob Turk Sunshine
Due to his long tenure at WNZ, Bob has come to be known as the Sunshine Kid. He joined the station in the 1970s and even received a silver circle Emmy award for his long service at WJZ.
Bob Turk Salary
Turk earns an average salary of $56,400.
Bob Turk Net Worth
Turk has an estimated net worth of $1 million.
Bob Turk Height and Weight
Turk stands at a height of 5 feet and 10 inches (1.77 meters). He also has an average body weight.
Bob Turk Education
Turk has been an associate member of the American Meteorological Society for more than four decades since he joined in the society 1975. He earned his B.S. degree in geography from the then-named Towson State College and Master’s degree in the same subject from the graduate school of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
He attended local schools in his hometown before joining Towson State College (now Towson University) from where he graduated with a B.S. degree in geography. He then taught at an elementary school in Baltimore city before his post-graduate studies. Bob proceeded to join the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a Master’s degree in geography.
Bob Turk Family
Turk was born and raised by his parents in the United States. Information about his family are publicly available.
Bob Turk Married
Turk is married to Tin and they have two fully grown-up children; a son and a daughter. The son is named Devin Turk and he is a news anchor in Ft. Myers, FL. His daughter’s passion, however, is teaching unlike her brother’s. She teaches at a school in Naples, FL in the fifth-grade.
- Bob Turk House
Bob and his wife own a home in Phoenix, Baltimore, MD. They bought the house in 1999 and installed an ICF system for mitigation against hurricanes.