Derek James Biography
Derek James is an American anchor, reporter, and meteorologist working for WCCO-TV as a weekend evening anchor and reporter at 4 pm and a contributor to “The 4” during the week. He joined WCCO-TV in 2022.
Prior to joining WCCO-TV, James worked at WCCB-TV in Charlotte, North Carolina as a morning anchor and meteorologist for about 18 years. For over 10 years, he served as a morning co-anchor at the station.
Wisconsin is Derek’s native home and he attended Waupaca High School where he earned a diploma. He then joined Mississippi State University where he studied broadcast meteorology and atmospheric science. In addition, he gained an interest in news and broadcasting while in Wisconsin and he started his broadcasting career as an executive producer and host of “Video News Live,” when he was 15 years old.
Not long after, James secured a job at WDUX AM/FM where he served as a news anchor. He also gained national exposure while in sophomore for his coverage of the 18-day evacuation of residents in Weyauwega, Wisconsin in 1996, and a propane train tanker derailment/fire. In addition, he has also worked in Green Bay and Wausau as a morning radio host before relocating to Charlotte in 2000.
James attended Mississippi State University where he studied meteorology. The Radio and Television News Directors Association of the Carolinas (RTNDAC) awarded Derek a Best Weathercast Award. In addition, he also received a Best Sports Reporting Award for a story on how weather impacts NASCAR teams. On regular occasions, James was voted for by magazine readers as “Favorite Anchor” while he was in Charlotte. Furthermore, Derek loves volunteering in the community and he hosts charity events that support animals and children. In addition, he also loves coaching youth running and flag football.
Derek James Salary
James earns a salary of about $47,000-$120,000.
Derek James Net Worth
James has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – $7 Million which he has earned through his career as an anchor, reporter, and meteorologist.
Derek James Age
James was born on September 3, 1980, in Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States. He is 43 years old as of 2023, and he celebrates his birthday on the 3rd of September every year.
Derek James Height and Weight
James stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch tall. However, information about his weight will be updated when available.
Derek James Family
James likes to keep his personal life private hence he has neither disclosed the names of his parent nor those of his siblings. However, this information will be updated when available.
Derek James Wife and Children
James is married to Kristen and together they have been blessed with two sons; Tyler, and Chase who was born in 2011. He resides in Maple Grove together with his family and their rescue dog, McGregor, a Staffordshire Terrier.
Derek James Social Media Platform
James is very active on his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. He has 5.9k followers on Twitter 2.5k followers on Instagram, and 2.2k followers on Facebook.