Kelly Bates Bio, Age, Height, Family, Husband, Kids, Cats, ABC 6, Salary

Kelly Bates

Kelly Bates Biography

Kelly Bates is a media personality serving as the Weekend Meteorologist and Science Reporter at WLNE ABC6 News. She returned to the station in June 2022. Previously, she worked at WJAR for 17 years until her departure in September 2021. She had also worked for ABC 6 twenty years ago as the weekend night meteorologist.

Kelly Bates Age

She is 50 years old as of 2022. She celebrates her birthday on March 8 every year.

Kelly Bates Height

She is tall in stature. However, her height is undisclosed.

Kelly Bates Nationality

Bates is American.

Kelly Bates Education

Bates graduated from Bishop Feehan High School. She also earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Television Broadcast Communications with a minor in Meteorology from Lyndon State College (now Northern Vermont University). In addition, she holds seals of approval in broadcast meteorology from both the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society. 

Kelly Bates Family

A native New Englander, Kelly grew up in North Attleborough, Massachusetts, and is a proud Shamrock. However, there is no information about her family background, parents’ identities, and siblings.

Kelly Bates Husband

Kelly is married and has two kids who are now eighteen and twenty-one. She also has four cats; Paul, Tim, Bonnie, and Mango.

Kelly Bates ABC 6

Bates is the Weekend Meteorologist and Science Reporter at WLNE ABC6 News. She joined New Bedford, Mass.-Providence, R.I. ABC station WLNE as its weekend weather forecaster.

“We are thrilled to have Bates join the WLNE family—and are looking forward to bringing her familiar face back into the homes of Southern New Englanders,” said station gm Alex Wolf.


Bates departed from Providence NBC station WJAR in September 2021. At the time, she posted an emotional tik-tok saying “Today my career ended.” She had worked at WJAR for 17 years until she was forced out. “As a 49-year-old round woman, it’s safe to say my television career is done,” she wrote on Twitter at the time.

Bates started her career at WMUR in Manchester, N.H. as a staff meteorologist and science reporter. After four years there, she went to Atlanta, Georgia, to create educational weather content for Weather Plus, a 24-hour weather and traffic television station broadcasting in the Netherlands before joining WLNE for the first time in 200o.

In addition, Bates has been voted the best female meteorologist of Rhode Island by the readers of Rhode Island Monthly for the past nine years. Her followers enjoy learning about the whys of weather, the forecast, and the numerous pictures of her four cats. In her limited free time, she enjoys hiking, scrapbooking, and annoying her adult children with things they evidently already know.

Kelly Bates Salary and Net Worth

Her salary and net worth are under review.

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