Meteorologist Tabitha Bartoe turned heads after her recent tweet went viral. She was reportedly fired from WATE 6 and she believes it was because of her appearances. People are interested to learn more about her so this is where Tabitha Bartoe attempts to serve the purpose.
Here we cover her age, parents, marriage, and more.
Meet Tabitha Bartoe, Meteorologist Fired From ABC Affiliate WATE 6 On Your Side
Tabitha Bartoe, who worked in an ABC affiliate WATE 6, tweeted that she was fired from the station and hinted it was to do with her “curly hair” and her dress size. After only four months on the job, Tabitha has left her Saturday morning weather anchor position at WATE 6 “On Your Side” in Knoxville, Tennessee, according to her LinkedIn page.
In a tweet, Bartoe informed viewers of “the sad news” that her “time at WATE has come to a close” and implied that her getting axed was the result of her appearance.
“One thing I will say is that I hope that in the future, we all learn to appreciate and accept people for who they are. For their appearance, for their STYLE,” Bartoe tweeted. “Everyone is beautiful and professional in their own ways. No matter if you have CURLY HAIR, or you’re NOT a size 2, but a size 12.”
“You matter and people’s comments should not let you down, or it should not play as a large circumstance in your job,” Bartoe added. “If you have natural curls, embrace them and be proud of your natural hair. It is professional.”
The weatherwoman concluded with a quote from Frank Sinatra, writing, “The best is yet to come. I can’t wait to share with you my next adventure.”
Tabitha also said she was “so appreciative of the Storm Team, the digital producers, the rest of the on-air talent, and everyone in the control room. They were the ones that kept spirits lifted and positive, even if the circumstances with management were not as great.”
NY1 anchor Kristen Shaughnessy reposted it and added, “Not a good look @6News. Did you fire Tabitha because she wouldn’t straighten her hair? Did you think because she is young she wouldn’t speak up?”
The social media response to Tabitha’s tweet was overwhelmingly positive, with people congratulating her for having the bravery to speak up about the issue. Many viewers were disappointed with the station’s choice, feeling that her skills as a meteorologist should have been recognized above any unimportant issues. The relevance of diversity in media representation is also called into question by Tabitha’s departure from WATE 6.
As of yet, WATE 6 has not responded to Tabitha’s tweet or made a statement on social media.
Tabitha Bartoe Career
When Knoxville, Tennessee native Tabitha Bartoe was hired in February for her ideal position as a weekend morning weather anchor for ABC station WATE 6 On Your Side, she was overjoyed. But, the gig came to an end in 2023.
According to her LinkedIn, Tabitha was a journalism intern at [with]Media. She also worked as a beauty consultant at Target for two years starting in 2019. She was a meteorologist intern at Williamson Source from April 2021 to May 2022.
While attending Valparaiso University, Tabitha worked as Valpo Overnight Visit Student Team Lead Data Coordinator, Student Aide in Admissions. At Assistant News Director and News Director in 2022.
In 2022, Tabitha served as Freelance Meteorological Production Assistant at FOX Weather.
Regarding her education, Tabitha completed high school at
Tabitha Bartoe Age
In 2023, when Tabitha Bartoe made headlines, she was 22 years old.
Is Tabitha Bartoe Married?
No, Tabitha Bartoe is not married. In fact, it is unclear whether she is in a relationship with someone or not. She opts to remain private about her dating life and keeps it away from social media.
Who Are Tabitha Bartoe Parents?
Tabitha Bartoe is the daughter of Traci and Randall Bartoe.
On Randall’s birthday in July 2016, Tabitha wished her dad, “I want to wish my dad a very happy 49th birthday today!” In July 2022, Randall turned 55 years old.
Based on a few pictures Tabitha shared of her dad on Twitter, Randall served in the US Army. The father-daughter duo shares a love for car racing as they were seen together at Kentucky Speedway and @MISpeedway.
Tabitha’s mom Traci turned 49 years old in May 2023.
In her family, Tabitha also has a sister named Madelyne who turned 17 years old in April 2023.
Tabitha Bartoe Height
Tabitha Bartoe’s height measures under 5 feet 6 inches.
Where Is Tabitha Bartoe From?
Tabitha Bartoe hailed from Plain City, Ohio.
When Is Tabitha Bartoe Birthday?
Per several tweets, Tabitha Bartoe’s birthday is on 22 April.
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