Who is Audrey Puente, Her Meteorologist career, Age, Height, Education, Early life, Spouse and Net worth

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Audrey Puente Biography

Audrey Puente,  is an American meteorologist renowned for her contributions at WNYW in New York City, where she delivers weather forecasts for the weekend news broadcasts at 6 and 10 p.m. Additionally, she occasionally fills in on Good Day New York.  Throughout her professional tenure, she has held positions at various stations, including WCBS-TV, WNBC, and WWOR-TV. 

Audrey Puente age and birthday

She was born on March 3, 1970, in New York, USA.

Audrey Puente height and weight

Puente has a height of 1.7 meters and weighs around 57 kilograms.

Audrey Puente educational background

She pursued her academic journey by studying speech communication at Syracuse University and completing an apprenticeship at Hunter College. Subsequently, Audrey earned her Master of Science in Geosciences with a focus on meteorology from Mississippi State University.

Audrey Puente spouse and children

Audrey Puente is married to Jay Thompson, and their marriage ceremony took place on September 18, 2004. Together, they have been blessed with three children: two daughters named Santana Thompson (born in 2005) and Lola Jaye Thompson (born in 2010), along with a son named Mateo Jay Thompson (born in 2007).

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Audrey Puente
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Audrey Puente’s parents and siblings

Audrey Puente is the daughter of Tito Puente and Margaret Asencio. Her father, Tito Puente, was a well-known musician, songwriter, and record producer. Audrey has two brothers, Tito Puente Jr. and Richard Puente. Tito Puente Jr. pursued a career in music, following in their father’s footsteps. Tragically, Audrey’s younger brother, Richard Puente, passed away in 2004.

Audrey Puente’s Career: A Career in the Weather

Early Career and Stepping Stones

Audrey Puente’s career in television began in New York City, not as a meteorologist, but as a production assistant at WNYW. This experience likely sparked her interest in broadcasting, and she went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Communications from Syracuse University. To pursue meteorology, she continued her education at Mississippi State University, receiving a Master’s degree in Geosciences with a focus on meteorology.

Puente’s on-air career started in the mid-1990s with roles at stations in Savannah, Georgia (WJCL and WTGS), and Jackson, Mississippi (WAPT). These positions provided valuable experience as she honed her skills in weather forecasting and presentation.

Meteorology on Local News

By 1999, Puente’s talent landed her a spot as the weekend morning meteorologist for WNBC in New York City. This was a significant step forward, bringing her to a major market. She continued to climb the ladder, working for WCBS-TV, providing forecasts for their morning and noon news programs, and even filling in on the nationally broadcast “The Early Show” on CBS.

Chief Meteorologist and Beyond

In 2007, Puente became the Chief Weather Anchor for WWOR-TV, a major responsibility showcasing her expertise. She held this position until 2013 when the station cancelled its evening newscast. However, Puente’s career remained strong. She joined Fox 5 New York (WNYW) in late 2012 as their weekend meteorologist, also serving as their main fill-in for other weathercasters. In 2016, she even co-hosted a short-lived lifestyle show on the channel.

Current Work

Presently, Audrey Puente is a familiar face on Fox 5 New York, delivering the weather forecast for the weekend evening news broadcasts. Her long and successful career demonstrates her passion for meteorology and her ability to connect with viewers.

Audrey Puente’s net worth and salary

She has a net worth of $3 million and receives an annual salary of $180,000.

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