Audrey Puente is an American meteorologist/feature reporter currently working for WNYW-TV/ Fox 5, located in New York City.
She joined the channel in August 2012 after serving nearly seven years at WWOR TV 9.
Additionally, she is also a member of Hispanic Journalists, the American Meteorological Society, and the National Weather Association.
Audrey Puente’s Bio
Audrey Puente celebrates her birthday on 3rd March of every. Born in New York City, New York, she is the daughter of father, Tito Puente, and mother, Margaret Asencio.
His father, Tito, with birthname Ernest Anthony Puente Jr., was a worldwide famous legendary Latin percussionist and musician.
Popularly credited as “King of Latin Jazz,” and “The King of the Timbales,” he has made over 100 albums and wrote over 200 original compositions.
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For his extraordinary contributions in the music industry, he has been awarded several national awards, honors, and recognitions, including 10 Grammy awards and the American National Medal of the Arts in 1997.
He passed away on 31st May 2000 at the age of 77 in a New York City Hospital due to heart disease.
Audrey’s half-brother, Richard Puente, from his father’s earlier relationship with Ida Carlini, was a member of the musical group, Foxy, who died in 2004 due to complications following an assault.
Her other brother, Tito Puente Jr., is also a musician, actor, and producer known for Engaging, Ante, and The Juggler.
Talking about her education, she attended Syracuse University in 1990 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Communication in 1993.
Later, in 1997, she joined Mississippi State University in 1997 and graduated with a Master of Science degree in Geoscience with an emphasis in Broadcast Meteorology.
Age, Height & Origin
Audrey Puente is 49 years old as of 2019. She stands at the height of 5 feet and 3 inches (1.6 meters). Her grandparents were originally from Puerto Rica, located northeast of the Caribbean Sea.
Married To Husband, Children
Audrey Puente is happily married to Jay Thompson.
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The couple tied the knot on 18th September 2004 at The White Room, a wedding venue located in St. Augustine, Florida.
In the wedding ceremony, specialized colored lighting and candles were used instead of flowers. Audrey was dressed in Romona Keveza, and the guest enjoyed her dad’s orchestra.
Audrey Puente with her husband Jay Thompson on the wedding day (Photo: The New York Magazine)
She is blessed with three children with her husband of fifteen years. The eldest kid is 13-year-old Santana, middle one is 11-year-old Mateo and the youngest one is 8-year-old Lola.
Net Worth & Salary
Audrey Puente has never talked about her net worth publicly to this date.
Neither has she disclosed her salary received from her new channel. However, her father, Tito Puente’s net worth is reported to be $5 million.