Alex Kirchner Bio, Age, WREX-TV, Wife, Son, Siblings, Education, Twitter

Alex Kirchner Biography

Alex Kirchner is an American Chief Meteorologist and AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist at WREX-TV. He reports at 5:00, 6:00 and 10:00pm.

Kirchner was born and raised in Racine, Wisconsin, and spent many hours captivated by the frequent summer thunderstorms and winter snowstorms. In his free time, Alex loves to run, ranging from 5K’s to marathons, and plans to run many more races around the area. He also enjoys reading, hiking, cooking, and spending time with his wife and their corgi Sophie.

13 is a lucky number in my family, between birthdays, anniversaries, and other events. This is the second TV station Alex has worked for with 13 as its channel number. It was in his parents’ Racine, Wis., backyard that young Kirchner embraced cold winter days with his younger brother, Colin. Kirchner lived a typical childhood with Colin and their parents Jon, a construction worker, and Jeanne, a special education teacher. As a child, Kirchner stayed busy with a variety of interests.

LEGO sets were his favorite toy, and he devoured any books he could get his hands on, from science fiction to history. One hint of his future meteorology career was his interest in space: he dreamed of being an astronaut or an aerospace engineer. As he grew older, the lanky, 6-foot-3 Kirchner participated in a number of sports, including cross country and track and field at Washington Park High School. “I wasn’t the fastest runner on the team, but I enjoyed the camaraderie,” he says.


Following his passion for weather, Alex enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, obtaining his Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences degree in 2008. In May 2014, he earned the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist designation by the American Meteorological Society. Kirchner played cello in his high school’s orchestra and bass guitar in the jazz band.

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As a freshman, he and other members of the orchestra traveled to Austria and Germany as part of a 10-day concert tour. It was during high school when Kirchner realized there might be something to his interest in weather. He was driving home from a track meet one evening when a nasty thunderstorm appeared from nowhere. In college at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Kirchner continued his pursuit of music but with much less effort.

He played in a one-credit, one-day-a-week orchestra that performed one concert each semester. Ultimately, his music career took a backseat to a potential broadcasting career. In fact, his oversized cello sits silently in a spare bedroom of his Rockford home.  In 2008, Kirchner graduated from Wisconsin with a degree in Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences. The program was intense. Entering college, Kirchner didn’t have his sights set on a broadcasting career.

In fact, the meteorology program didn’t even offer journalism courses. But in his senior year, Kirchner landed an internship at a Madison television station. It never got to that point. After graduation, Kirchner got his first fulltime gig as morning meteorologist at KCWY in Casper, Wyo. Spending two years out West was an eye-opener for this Midwestern boy.

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In August 2014, Kirchner became part of the 13 Weather Authority team. On his journey to Rockford, Alex had stops in Casper, WY as the morning and noon meteorologist for KCWY, and at WXOW in La Crosse, WI as the daybreak meteorologist. Last summer, he joined 13WREX as the weekday evening meteorologist, coming from sister station WXOW in LaCrosse, Wis.

Alex Kirchner Age

Kirchner was born in the United States. Details about Kirchner’s date of birth are not known therefore it is not known when he celebrates his birthday. He likes to keep his personal matters away from the public eye making it difficult to know his age, hence this information will be updated as soon as it’s available.

Alex Kirchner Family

After doing our research, details about his parents are not available and it is also not known if he has any siblings.

Alex Kirchner Wife

Kirchner is married to Jackie, his college sweetheart. Jackie is a registered dietitian. During free time, the couple enjoys traveling, running and cooking. Kirchner has participated in two marathons and several half-marathons and 5Ks. He’s also a diehard Packers and Badgers fan. The Kirchners also dote on their corgi dog, Sophie.

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Alex Kirchner Body Measurements

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  • Hair Colour: Dark brown

Alex Kirchner Salary

Kirchner has an annual estimated salary which ranges between $54,782 and $90,249. This is per our average wage estimates for a journalist in the United States.

Alex Kirchner Net Worth

Working as an anchor at 13WREX News station, there is no doubt Kirchner earns a good salary and has been able to accumulate good net worth. However, his exact net worth has not yet been revealed but the information will be updated as soon as it is available.

Frequently Asked Questions About Alex Kirchner

Who is Alex Kirchner?

Kirchner is one of America’s best-known and loved chief meteorologists.

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Kirchner is married to his lovely wife Jackie.

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How much does Alex Kirchner make?

Kirchner has an annual estimated salary which ranges between $54,782 and $90,249. This is per our average wage estimates for a journalist in the United States.

Where does Alex Kirchner live?

Kirchner lives in LaCrosse, Wis.

Is Alex Kirchner dead or alive?

Kirchner is still alive and in good health.

Where is Alex Kirchner now?

Kirchner is a News Anchor at 13WREX News station.

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