Lelan Statom Biography
Lelan Statom is an accomplished American Meteorologist who currently serves as a senior weather reporter. Likewise, he is a co-host of Talk of the Town’s top-rated talk show. Previously, he worked as a weather anchor and reporter at WCYB News.
How old is Lelan Statom? – Age
Lelan is 59 years old as of 2023. He was born on April 16, 1964, in Chicago, United States, and grew up in Dyersburg, Tennessee.
How tall is Lelan Statom? – Height
The weather reporter stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m).
Lelan Statom’s Mother, Father – Family
Lelan was born in Chicago and raised by his loving parents in Dyersburg, Tennessee, United States. However, his father’s and mother’s identites are still unclear. It is also not known whether he has any siblings or not.
Statom enrolled at the College of Communications and Information at UT where he graduated with a bachelor of science in communications. Likewise, he received his Certificate of Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State.
Is Lelan Statom Married? – Wife
Lelan has been married to his beautiful wife, Yolanda, for quite a long time now. The couple has been blessed with two children; Kayela and Taylor. It is known that Taylor is an aspiring music artist while Kayela is the Coordinator of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives for the UT College of Veterinary Medicine.
Lelan Statom Career
Since 1999, Lelan has been a part of the top-rated morning newscast, NewsChannel 5 This Morning. Initially, he joined the NewsChannel 5 Network as the weather anchor for weekend morning and evening newscasts in 1993.
It is known that he began his TV news journey in Knoxville, working at WTVK-TV (now WVLT). Afterward, he joined WATE News where he took on various roles such as producer, photojournalist, tape editor, weekend assignment editor, and weather anchor.
Most noteworthy, he collaborated with Black Entertainment Television News during his tenure in Knoxville. In 1990, he transitioned to WCYB-TV in Bristol, Virginia, to serve as a weekend weather anchor and reporter. On the other hand, he is a past Black Achiever with the YMCA.
Furthermore, he actively participates on boards such as Cornerstone Financial Credit UnionNorthwest YMCA. He is also a member of Middle TN Boy Scouts, the Board of Visitors for UTK College, and Laughter is the Best Medicine. In addition, he is Board of Visitors for UTK College of Communication & Information.
- Nine Regional Emmy Awards
- Gospel Music City Awards
Lelan Statom’s Net Worth
Citing his journalism career, Lelan has an estimated net worth of $1 Million to $5 Million (Approximately.).
You can find and follow Statom on Twitter using the account name: @NC5_LelanStatom