July 22, 2024
Ben Cantore

If we said nobody breaks down weather reports like how Jim Cantore does, we wouldn’t be going over the board. If you peradventure had come across a news item and stayed till it was weather reports, then somehow, you would have seen Jim Cantore in his infectious demeanour reeling out weather reports with gusto. While we would touch on what an amazing career he has had so far, our focus is on his son; Ben Cantore. 

Quick Facts About Jim Cantore

  • Name: Jim Cantore
  • Birthday: February 16, 1964
  • Birthplace: United States of America
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Profession: Meteorologist
  • Height: 5 feet 8 inches
  • Marital status: Married
  • Spouse: Tamra Cantore
  • Hair Color: Bald
  • Kids: Two; Ben Cantore and Christina Cantore
  • Net worth: $3.5 million

You know you are good at what you do even if it is not what people would say corporate when you have fans; fans who would do anything to want to hear you speak at any time of the day. This is the case of Jim Cantore. But like most celebrated people around the world, especially for their art and special abilities, Jim had a son, Ben Cantore with a special disorder. In this article, we will give you the genesis of the life of Jim Cantore, his relationships and who he is with today. All the details about how he got to the pinnacle of his career will be explored here. 

Who is Jim Cantore?

American renowned weatherman Jim Cantore was born to James Cantore in Beacon Falls, Connecticut, the United States of America, on February 16, 1964. This is because Cantore’s background isn’t exactly known because of his seemingly closed background. He attended Lyndon State College where he earned a degree in journalism. We do not know much about his high school education. In 1986, the year he graduated from college, Cantore got a job with The Weather Channel. His is a fortunate one, but he didn’t because of this, lax. Ever since getting the job with The Weather Channel, Cantore has established himself as one of the foremost weather reporters in the country. He has dabbled into dangerous places just to cover weather news. 

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Jim Cantore’s Career

He got famous for his brilliant analysis of the weather coupled with his charming smiles. Some fans say, even if a hurricane was imminent, Cantore would project the news with so much positivity. With this kind of candour, it explains the affections he has gotten. 

Being one of the senior meteorologists on The Weather Channel, Cantore has covered several natural disasters like Hurricane Isabel, Hurricane Irene, Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Floyd and many others. He is always at the forefront of the channel. 

Everyone knows about his weather reports, but not so many people know that Jim sometimes reports for National Football League, (NFL) games. Not only this, but he has also reported for golf tournaments, Olympics and surprisingly too – Space shuttle launch. He is a member of the National Weather Association and a bonafide member of the American Meteorological Society. These are some of the biggest associations in the United States. 

Jim Cantore’s First Marriage Failed.

Somehow, celebrities have failed marriages. Of course not all of them, but a good number of them suffer. It is more like one has to suffer from the two; career or family. Unfortunately, for most, families suffer and divorce papers fly about.

This is also the case for Jim Cantore. Jim married Tamra Zinn, a journalist in 1990. The couple actually met at The Weather Channel. They clicked. They dated and afterwards saw that marriage was right for them. 

However, in 2009, the couple had to settle for divorce after 19 years of marriage. Neither gave reasons for the dissolution of their marriage. We guess it has to do with irreconcilable differences that they couldn’t resolve. They separated and have moved on with their lives. While together, they had two children; Ben Cantore and Christina Cantore. 

The Special Disorder of Ben Cantore, Jim Cantore’s Son.

Ben Cantore is the son of Jim Cantore and ex-wife Tamra Zinn. He was born in 1995. He is the second child of Jim and Tamra. Their first child, Christina was born in 1993. Interestingly, the two children suffer from a special disorder called Fragile X Syndrome, an intellectual disability.

In spite of the disability, Ben has continued to give meaning to his life. Unfortunately for Ban Cantore’s mother, she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease when she was barely 40 years old. 

Ben Cantore is not suffering from autism as many think he is. His disorder is similar to autism but not autism. Both Ben and his sister have had the privileges to be protected by their parents against abuse. Today, Ben Cantore is doing fine. 

Has Ben Cantore Father Moved On? 

Yes, he has. After his divorce from Tamra Zinn, Jim has had relationships with women which didn’t work out. In 2010, he was rumored to be in a relationship with CNN journalist, Andrea Butera. Tamra on the other hand hasn’t remarried after the divorce. 

What is Jim Cantore’s Net Worth?

According to authoritative sources, Jim Cantore’s Net worth is $4.5 million. We don’t think there should be any problem with that as Jim is one of the most sought after weather reporters in the world. 


Ben Cantore is living his life without any hindrances. While he had been restricted to public appearances, we still get to see him and his father on his social media page having fun.

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