Maria Molina loves to see the power of nature. She loves storms and is very passionate about science, education, and communication. Her interest in weather as a meteorologist goes back to her early life in South Florida.
Molina was just 5 years old when Hurricane Andrew, a Category 5 Atlantic hurricane, hit the state of Florida. Hurricane Andrew is considered the most destructive hurricane to hit the state, and the 1992 event scared Molina, but ultimately laid the foundation for her passion for nature and career choice.
Maria Molina would later confirm this when she gave up her job as an on-air meteorologist for the Fox News Channel in New York City to obtain a Ph.D. from the Earth and Ecosystem Science Program at Central Michigan University.
“I was totally scared about the storm… It was one of the hardest experiences I’ve ever had. It was a very frightening storm in terms of the wind, and it really showed me the power of Mother Nature… I also wanted to learn about storms, and that led me on a path to meteorology and science. (Also), I… wanted to convey the dangers of storms and that also led me on a path into the media,” she revealed.
Maria Molina believes that education will help her understand the power behind storms and how it can be better predicted. That’s why she decided to do her doctorate in the field. She currently works as a freelance TV meteorologist at FOX Television Stations in the Detroit area.
Maria Molina Wiki
The meteorologist was born on April 7, 1987. Although she was born in the largest country of the Central American isthmus – Nicaragua – Maria grew up in South Florida.
After high school, Maria attended Florida State University between 2005 and 2008. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Meteorology. From 2012 to 2015 she studied at Columbia University in the City of New York for a Master of Arts (MA) in Climate and Society. She is currently working for her Ph.D. in Philosophy in Earth and Ecosystem Sciences at Central Michigan University.
Maria Molina Career
Before joining Fox News Channel in October 2010, Maria Molina was a 7th grade Earth and Space Science teacher at the North Broward Academy of Excellence in the Fort Lauderdale Area, Miami. That was from August 2008 to July 2009.
She then worked as a TV meteorologist for AccuWeather before joining the Fox News Channel. At Fox, she served as a national weather forecaster for several of the company’s news programs. While Maria also did radio reports for Fox News Radio, she handled news and entertainment reports online for Fox News Latino.
Maria Molina Married/Wedding
Maria Molina met Reed Timmer in 2004 when she covered a tornado in Mayflower, Arkansas. Timmer is a storm hunter who works with AccuWeather.
Maria and Reed Timmer got engaged the same year they were chasing the storm. According to Maria, Timmer wanted to keep his suggestion with a tornado in the background. His friend was supposed to take the snapshots, but the tornado refused to appear.
He got what he wanted when they got married on December 26, 2015. The wedding took place in Nicaragua in Masaya Volcano National Park. Yes, they married on the edge of an active volcano.
— REED TIMMER (@REEDTIMMERACCU) DECEMBER 28, 2015
Commenting on the venue of their wedding, Timmer said:
“Maria was born in Nicaragua and has a ton of family down there, and Masaya Volcano National Park is her favorite place in the world…
“Since we were brought together through a shared passion for extreme weather and nature, we agreed it was the perfect spot to get married.”
Maria Molina Salary
It would be inaccurate to give a number like Maria Molina Salary. She has been working on her doctorate since 2017 and now only works as a freelance TV meteorologist.
While it would be more accurate to state that what she earns is unknown, it has been estimated that her net worth is not less than $2 million.
Maria Molina Body Measurements
Maria Molina Timmer is indisputably pretty. The good looking meteorologist is 5ft 6in tall, her body measurements are 34-24-33 and she weighs 48kg.