Greg Fishel Is Married! Wife, Son, Cancer, Surgery, Illness, Health & Family Details

Date: 04 Jul, 2018

Greg Fishel Is Married! Wife, Son, Cancer, Surgery, Illness, Health & Family Details

Quick Information

Date of Birth 1957-02-19
Nationality American
Profession Meteorologist
Marital Status Married
Wife/Spouse Kathy Fishel
Divorced/Engaged Not Yet
Gay/Lesbain No
Net Worth Not Disclosed
Social Media Facebook, Twitter
Children/Kids Brandon Fishel (Son), Austin Fishel (Son)
Education Pennsylvania State University

Greg Fishel is best known as the first certified American chief meteorologist at WRAL news channel. Besides that, he has worked in many news channels covering different news topics, which awarded him with the prestigious Emmy Award once.

Alike his profession, Greg's personal life is also successful; he enjoys his married life with his girlfriend-turned-wife and his children. Amid the bliss, he also battled through a disease once. Many of his followers speculated him to suffer from cancer.

Greg Fishel Low-Key Married Life

Renowned meteorologist Greg Fishel has always kept a low-key when it comes about his marital relationship. However, his tweets hinted that he is a married man and has a wife named Kathy Fishel and has two sons named Brandon and Austin. Besides that, there is no detailed information about his wife and children.

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On 19 October 2014, Greg tweeted to hint that he exchanged the wedding vows with his wife on 19 October 1989.

Despite low having a low profiled family life, the meteorologist has not missed a chance to wish his wife and his sons on such occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries via on his social networking sites.

Back on 17 December 2015, Greg took to Twitter to wish his son, Austin his 21st birthday.

Bio: From Meteorologist To Member Of North Carolina Museum

Greg Fishel was born on 19 February 1957 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and ages 61 currently. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in meteorology in 1979.

The Lancaster native began his career as broadcast meteorology joining at WMDT in Salisbury, Maryland in the year 1979. After working at WMDT news channel for almost two years, he later joined the WRAL in 1981.

After that, he became the station's chief meteorologist in 1989. He was also awarded American Meteorological Society award for broadcast excellence for reporting a March 1984 tornado in the year 1985.

Besides that, in 2000 he won an Emmy Award for hurricane special from Midsouth Region of the National Academy of Television Arts and Science. He also has once spoken about how global warming is not related to the strength and numbers of storms like Hurricane Irma. 

Additionally, Greg was the only one certified broadcast meteorologists in the US. And later, he chaired the American Meteorological Society Broadcast Board Committee to develop the 100-question exam for the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist program.

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Not only that, but Fishel is also one of the committee members of the North Carolina State Office Advisory Committee and also a member of North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences of the Advisory Commission.

With a handful of jobs, Greg's net worth is undoubetedly growing with passing day. However, his salary and the figure of his net worth has not been revealed out till date. 

Off-Air Due To Bad Health Condition

Greg Fishel, the chief meteorologist at WRAL news channel, took medical leave for more than a month due to his severe health condition. The announcement was made both on air and on the WRAL websites.

Many of his followers speculated him to suffer from cancer. However, Greg did not reveal the specific cause of his illness.

His crew member of WRAL wished him for his quick recovery in his health. Not only his crew member but his fans were also worried about his health condition and wished him for getting well soon. 

Greg after taking two months of medical leave came back on WRAL and again started to cover up his news on WRAL news channel.

When Fishel was off the air, two of his colleagues, Mike Maze and Aimee Wilmoth continued his duties on news of the weekday 5 p.m., 6 p.m, and 11 p.m., newscasts, and 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. newscasts.

Also, Greg who had been off the air since 29 January no longer works for WRAL-TV. On 14 February 2019, WRAL announced his resignation. In Greg statement he mentioned; "I want to let viewers of WRAL know that you will no longer see me as a part of the WRAL News team. I know there will be many questions as to 'why?' and I would like to share what I can with you."

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He left the station due to many personal challenges over the year which impacted his ability to work effectively and professionally. Moreover, after his post, he received many overwhelmed and humble message and he shared how privilege and honored he felt. 

While he worked there he worked with full of dedication and respect. It was very hard for him to leave the station where he spent half of his career. With the full support of the station and his co-workers, he was able to leave the station. Whereas the station has not yet decided for the replacement of Greg.