• Chelsea Ambriz is a meteorologist based in Huntington, West Virginia.
• She has a net worth of over $300,000.
• She was inspired to study meteorology at a young age.
• In 2018, she was involved in a bar fight with a colleague.
• She is active on social media and has a pet cat named Bert.
Who is Chelsea Ambriz?
Chelsea Ambriz was born on 17 June 1992, in Indianapolis, Indiana USA, and is a meteorologist, best known for her work in the Huntington, West Virginia-based television station WSAZ, often seen as the evening meteorologist. She gained a lot of attention in 2018 when she became involved in a bar fight with a co-worker.
The Net Worth of Chelsea Ambriz
How rich is Chelsea Ambriz? As of early-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $300,000, earned through a successful career as a weather reporter. She’s also worked for other stations during her career, and as she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
There is very limited information available about Chelsea’s childhood, and her family. It is known that what sparked her interest in weather at a young age was the show “How the Earth Was Made”, a series on the History Channel that covered the history of earth. She mentioned that this show inspired her at a young age, and she became fascinated with the earth’s atmosphere.
After matriculating from high school, she enrolled at Purdue University in 2011, and studied for a degree in atmospheric science, with a minor in communications, and for a certificate of global entrepreneurship and innovation. After graduating in 2014, she began her broadcasting career as an intern for the CW-affiliated WISH-TV located in Indianapolis – the station is owned by the Nexstar Media Group, and is known for their coverage of local news including sports. She stayed there for three months, also doing weather research for the Red Cross during this time. She then decided to travel to Beijing, China, and then Hong Kong, staying at the Baptist University to learn more about Chinese culture. She also mentioned that she travelled to these countries to learn more about how businesses abroad are run.
In 2015, Ambriz began working for the Jackson, Tennessee-based station WBBJ-TV, an affiliate of ABC and CBS owned by Bahakel Communications, which has various syndicated programs, including “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, “Wheel of Fortune”, and “Live with Kelly and Ryan”. She stayed there for two years, and then moved to WSAZ-TV which is affiliated with NBC and CW. Based in Huntington, it’s known for being one of the smaller stations which quickly transitioned to digital television as well as high definition broadcasts.
She began doing weather broadcasts with the station, mainly focused on the West Virginia area; her schedule often saw her working during the evening. She also continues to work with the American Red Cross, and is a community volunteer leader.
In mid-2018, Chelsea and co-worker news reader Erica Bivens went on a night out together with Erica’s husband. The seemingly innocent outing turned into a media covered event, as the night ended with the two women getting involved in a bar brawl that left one of them hospitalized. According to reports, the two were going along well until later in the evening when Chelsea started making advances towards Erica’s husband. He told her that he was not interested and then went back to his wife, telling her about what happened. The two then began a confrontation which later led to shoving and a fight inside the bar.
Erica suffered serious hearing loss after the fight, and was taken to hospital where she was diagnosed with a ruptured eardrum and a fracture at the base of her skull; Chelsea was arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery. Erica also mentioned that the two have had some tensions at work which was one of the reasons for the aggression that night. Chelsea had a court date, and if found guilty might have faced a fine of up to $500 and possibly a year in jail. She pleaded not guilty to the charges, and they were later dismissed after the victim failed to appear in court. Chelsea contended that anyway, she was wrongly charged without proper investigation.
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, it is known that Ambriz is single, as she confirmed through a social media post in 2018. She posted a photo of her with a friend and co-worker, but to stop any rumors coming from the photo, she put in a hashtag which said Not My Boyfriend to make it clear that it was just a picture with a friend. The photo was taken when she attended the West Virginia Carnival Fundraiser program which was held at the Clay Centre for the Arts and Sciences. She has never married nor had any children.
She has mentioned that during her free time she enjoys travelling and playing tennis. She also loves animals and has a pet cat named Bert. She supports various environmental advocacies, but does her best to keep most of her personal life away from the spotlight. However, similar to numerous television personalities, she is highly active online, having accounts on social media websites such as Twitter and Instagram. She mainly posts some of her daily endeavors on both websites, along with pictures of herself with friends.