Dick Goddard Biography-Wiki
Dick Goddard is an American Metrologist who holds the Guinness World Record for the longest career as a weather forecaster.
Dick whose full names are Richard D. “Dick” Goddard was born on February 24, 1931, and is also an animal activist, Author, and Cartoonist.
After he graduated from Highschool (Green High School) he began his career as a metrologist while taking classes during a stint with the United States Air Force from 1949 through early 1950.
His most notable achievements at this time were forecasting for atmospheric nuclear weapons tests by the United States Atomic Energy Commission in the Pacific. After his time at the Airforce, he went to Kent State University, a public research facility in Ohio where he majored in drama and broadcasting.
At Kent, he had immense success playing the lead character, Curly, in the school’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma.
After graduating he joined Westinghouse Broadcasting-owned KYW-TV and worked with Jim Graner.
Dick Goddard Age
Goddard is 89 years of age.
Dick Goddard Height
Goddard stands at a fair height and has a fair body weight to match his height.
Dick Goddard Mother
Doris his mother died in 1996 within two weeks of Julie Ann Cashel, his girlfriend for more than 20 years.
Dick Goddard Wife
He was married to Julie Ann Cashel and the pair divorced in 1996. Later on, he married Amber Williams in December 1997 and they divorced in 2004.
Dick Goddard Daughter
Kimberley Goddard is the daughter of Dick Goddard.
In 2016 he missed his first Woollybear Festival, but Kim, his daughter from his first marriage, filled in for him.
Dick Goddard Health
Since January 2020, Dick has been ill after a bout with pneumonia. Kimberly his daughter is seeking prayers on behalf of her father. She took to social media to announce“My Dad is dying. Going to be off social for a while,” she said in a Facebook post.
Dick Goddard Networth
Dick has a Networth of $5 Million.
Dick Goddard Career
Between August 1977 to January 1979 he hosted and has appeared in WJW’s version of Bowling for Dollars, a syndicated franchised game show.
To celebrate his fifth Decade n Cleveland TV, most of which was spent at WJW the portion of South Marginal Road in front of the WJW studios was renamed “Dick Goddard Way” on May 23, 2011.
Aged 83 years of age Goddard signed a “multi-year” contract renewal with WJW and retired in 2016. He delivered his last forecast on the station on November 22, 2016, with the station’s weather center renamed for him.
Dick Goddard Facts
- Full Name: Dick Goddard
- Age/ How Old?: 89 Years
- Date of Birth: Feb 24, 1931
- Place of Birth: Not Available