Dallas Raines Biography
Dallas Raines is an American Chief Meteorologist working for ABC7 Los Angeles. He joined the station in July 1984. Raines forecasts as a weekday weathercaster for ABC7 Eyewitness News at 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 11 p.m.
Dallas Raines Date of Birth / Birthday
Raines was born in the year 1954 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. However, he shares no information in relation to his exact dates of birth with the public. He is 68 years old as of 2022.
Dallas Raines Measurements/Height
Raines stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 9 inches tall.
Dallas Raines Partner/ Wife
He is married to his wife, Dannie Raines who happens to be a publisher. She happens to have published a children’s weather adventure book known as, “Chester and the Hot Air Balloon in September of the year 2021. The year 2016 saw his wife being charged with assaulting the couple’s daughter. According to the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office, she was charged with one felony count of assault, having allegedly beaten her 25-year-old daughter as she drove Danielle home from the country club on the 31st of August. She pleaded not guilty and was released from custody around 2:30 pm on the same day after paying a $30,000 bond.
Dallas Raines Kids/Children
Together, the duo are proud parents to their three children. Among them includes, Jackson, Wyatt, and Georgia. However, he shares no more information in relation to his children with the public.
Dallas Raines Relatives/ Family
Raines was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia to his parents, Riley Gene Raines, father, and Sybil Jeannette Hambrick, mother. However, he shares no information in relation to whether or not he has any siblings.
Dallas Raines Schooling/Education
He is a proud graduate of Florida State University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in broadcast journalism and earth science with an emphasis on meteorology. Raines also obtained an undergraduate degree in communications and earth science. He also takes graduate-level courses in climatology. Asides from this, he taught classes about the weather in the geography department at California State University located in Northridge.
Dallas Raines Profession
Raines works with ABC7 News where he serves the station as a Chief Meteorologist. He obtained The seal of Approval from the American Meteorological Society. Additionally, he has also been awarded the elite Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal(CBM) from the AMS.
In his line of work, he loves storm chasing and has also tracked many powerful storms and tornadoes across the Midwest in Tornado Alley. He is also a very committed philanthropist. Asides from this, he concentrates on the welfare, care, and interests of children. This is in addition to authoring a series of children’s books in order to introduce weather and geographic concepts to young readers.
Away from work, he is an avid athlete, and also enjoys weightlifting, tennis, and hiking. He has also had the privilege of being a walk-on quarterback for FSU. He also enjoys automobile road racing and has an SCCA Regional License which allows him to compete at the Willow Spring track.
Dallas Raines Income
Raines receives an annual income ranging between $30,000 and $90,000.
Dallas Raines Net Worth
Through Raines’s career as a Chief Meteorologist, he has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges between $1million and $1.5 million.
Dallas Raines Awards
Raines happens to be an award-winning journalist and has been able to receive several awards and honors for his work. Through his coverage of Hurricane Frederic, he won an Outstanding Coverage Award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA).
Additionally, among the awards he has won includes the Most Popular On-Air Newscaster award and the Golden Mike Award for Best Weathercast in Southern California. Additionally, he was also named the Best Weather Presenter in the World Competition in Paris, France. This is in addition to being the winner of Overall Excellence by the LA Press Club. He is also the Most Popular On-Air Newscaster a title awarded by the KIIS Radio. This is in addition to being the Best Weathercaster a title awarded by the Associated Press.
Dallas Raines Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
Raines is active on his social media accounts. He has about 20,000 followers on his Facebook Page, about 9,595 on his Twitter account, and around 11,780 followers on his Instagram account.