Ellen Bacca has been minted the first female Chief Meteorologist in Michigan. The announcement came in July 2021. So, here are a few facts you need to know about her and her married life.
Scroll down this Ellen Bacca Wikipedia to learn about her husband, her age, and her family. Tag along as the information unfolds!
Who Is Ellen Bacca Husband?
Newly appointed chief meteorologist WOOD TV8 Ellen Bacca is married to her husband Mark Lytle. They tied the knots on 22 December 2007. In March 2021, the couple celebrated their 14th anniversary at the MDRD Grand Rapids restaurant. She wrote, on her IG, “his place was worth the wait! We had a phenomenal time. Love you forever @markjlytle! Happy belated anniversary! 🥰 @mdrdgrandrapids”
The origin of their love story reportedly began in high school as they are high school sweethearts.
They are both an athletic couple. They enjoy running marathons or hiking on hills every once in a while.
Talking about her husband, Mark hailed from his hometown of Portage, Michigan. He was born to Paul Lytle in 1987. He inherited his father’s passion for thrilling sports. Skydiving and ballooning are some of his passions. He credited his parents for the passion for ballooning which he was first introduced through the hot-air balloon festivals in Battle Creek.
Mark also has a brother named Joel Lytel.
By profession, Mark Lytle is a pilot and has shared about piloting small aircraft and hot-air balloons. He is also an actor.
Ellen Bacca Salary At Wood TV
According to Ziprecruiter, Chief Meteorologist in Grand Rapids is paid $86,325. So, based on that number, we believe that Ellen Bacca should be making around the same sum with her new job as a Chief Meteorologist.
Back in August 2021, Ellen was the recipient of some unwelcome feedback after pairing a peach-colored top with a black blazer for a recent newscast. She received a comment from a viewer who confused her peachy top with her skin tone. That confusion led that viewer to believe that Bacca had taken the air with a rather low plunging neckline that they found ‘appalling’.
The viewer wrote, “Why do you allow your girls to show so much of her breast on TV, It is appalling.”
Ellen then took the message in stride and posted it along with pictures of the peach outfit. She wrote, “Ope! Sorry, West Michigan! Looks like my peachy shirt was a little too close to my skin tone on-air and caused a few double takes in the newsroom and at home.”
Ellen Bacca Net Worth
Ellen Becca’s net worth hasn’t been shared publicly. Since her professional career started in 2014, she should be worth around $600 thousand. Before starting her career, she studied at Valparaiso University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Meteorology in 2010. She is a Portage High School graduate of 2006.
The Michigan-native joined the team of Storm Team 8 at WOOD TV8 in the fall of 2014. She was named Chief Meteorologist in July 2021.
Ellen made it to the group of meteorologists in the country to participate in the National Severe Storms Laboratory Hazardous Weather Testbed study to test the next generation of a tornado and severe storm warnings and is passionate about severe weather and communication.
Since she joined the station, Ellen has covered natural events blizzards, high water levels, floods, and several tornadoes like the tornado outbreak of Aug. 20, 2016.
Ellen and Emily Schuitema another meteorologist from WOOD TV8 welcome hundreds of elementary school students into a real-life TV studio for the stations’ Weather Experience. The idea of the program was to teach kids about all things severe weather with hands-on experiences. At the end of the program, each student gets to practice their newfound knowledge on the green screen and see what it’s like to be on TV themselves.
Before joining the station, Ellen also worked in the mountains of Helena, Mont., and the banks of New Bern, NC before returning to her hometown.
Her work in TV has earned her Emmys for Best Weathercast and Weather Anchor in Michigan, as well as Best Weathercast from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.
How Old Is Ellen Bacca?
In June 2021, Ellen Bacca turned 33 years old.
Ellen Bacca Family
Ellen Bacca was born to her mother Elizabeth ‘Beth’. The mother and daughter share a deep bond. In 2017, she wrote a lengthy post in June to celebrate her mother’s birthday. More about her family, she also has a sister who is allegedly a geologist by profession.
What Is Ellen Bacca Date Of Birth?
Ellen Bacca was born on 30 March 1988.
How Tall Is Ellen Bacca?
Ellen stands tall to the average height of 5 feet 5 inches.
Is Ellen Bacca On Instagram?
Yes, Ellen Bacca is on Instagram. Her IG handle is (@ellenbacca) that gathered 6,226 followers.