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Where is weather reporter Jackie Johnson from CBS 2 News? Her Bio: Wedding, Baby, Salary, Divorce, Husband

Who is Jackie Johnson?

Jackie Johnson was born on 23 January 1980, in Plymouth, Michigan USA, and is a broadcast journalist as well as a weather reporter, best known for her work for the television news network CBS. She is also an occasional actress, having appeared in a few television series and films.

In case you missed me hosting Entertainment Tonight, it's on again tonight! Hope you can check it out xo

Posted by Jackie Johnson McBride on Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Net Worth of Jackie Johnson

How rich is Jackie Johnson? As of mid-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $750,000, earned largely through success in broadcast journalism; she’s also worked for other local television stations throughout her career. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Education and Career

While little is known on how Jackie developed an interest in journalism, she initially attended the University of South Alabama to study meteorology, then transferred to Middle Tennessee State University where she completed a degree in broadcast journalism. After graduation, she moved to Florida to work as a weekend weather anchor and reporter for the Tallahassee television station WCTV-TV. She continued her career as a weather forecaster and reporter in Miami, working for the station WSVN-TV.

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She then moved to the Los Angeles based television station KCAL-TV – a sister station of KCBS-TV – as a prime-time weather anchor until 2010. Afterwards, she moved to work for CBS for the next eight years. She mainly reported on areas in the western US, but has also made appearances in numerous high profile shows of the network. She has often appeared as a weather forecaster for the program “CBS2 News”.

Other Work and Leaving CBS

Johnson became popular as a weathercaster, and has been voted as one of the ‘hottest’ weather forecasters in numerous online polls. It even prompted “Playboy” to offer her a feature, provided she agreed to a nude photo shoot, however, she declined the offer. She was also offered appearances in various films and television shows, in which she mainly had similar roles as a news anchor or meteorologist in small segments. She was later cast in a bigger role in the film “Battleship”, released in 2012, and is a science fiction film loosely based on the board game of the same name; stars of the film included Taylor Kitsch and Rihanna. In the film, a fleet of ships are forced to do battle with extraterrestrial ships to stop them conquering earth.

While Johnson was a consistent face on CBS2, despite her numerous projects, she announced in 2018 that she would be leaving the station. This decision was made after the birth of her first child, stating that she loved her work but now wants to spend more time with her family, especially her child. She doesn’t look to be going back to broadcasting any time soon, and wants to be a stay at home mom.

Personal Life

For her personal life, it is known that Jackie married former professional American Football player John Kidd in 2011. Kidd is known from playing with numerous National Football League (NFL) teams such as the Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers, New York Jets and the Detroit Lions. He was the highest selected punter in Bills history, taken during the fifth round of the 1984 NFL Draft. However, at some point in their relationship, things started going south and they divorced, the reason for which has never been publicly revealed.

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Their divorce was finalized in 2014 and shortly after, Jackie was rumored to have a romance going on with “Foo Fighters” singer Dave Grohl but it was never confirmed. In 2016, she announced that she was marrying Patrick McBride, about whom not much is known save for a few photos they’ve shared online. They also have a child together.

Is Jackie Johnson on Social Media?

Even after leaving her broadcasting career behind her, Johnson is still highly active online through social media, having accounts associated with Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Previously, she posted about various weather-related news, but since retiring she’s mainly posted about her daily thoughts and endeavors. Her social media profiles have now been sporting the McBride surname.

Bridgette’s just one of the girls now ? lunch w/ the best ☀️ @evelyn_taft @amberleetv & ??Elle

Posted by Jackie Johnson McBride on Thursday, August 23, 2018

Her Instagram account is filled with a lot of personal and family photos, including many of her daughter. She can also be seen travelling various locations around the country with her family. Her husband is also seen in the pictures, and they attend numerous events together. Her Facebook does similar posts to her Instagram account, but she posts regularly on all three accounts.

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