Who is Hollie Strano?
Hollie is an American meteorologist, who has become known for her extensive work with WKYC-TV, having been with the station for years.
Hollie Strano Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Hollie Strano was born on 3 December 1972, in Lyndhurst, Ohio, USA, one of three children of Joni Strano and her husband, of whom there is nothing in the media. Hollie is very close with her parents, and her mother even appeared in her cooking show “Home with Hollie” for a special Christmas episode, featuring the mother-daughter duo making some well-known family recipes.
Hollie has a brother Mike and a sister Stephanie. Her sister has a daughter Olive, and Hollie is her godmother and aunt.
To speak of her educational background, Hollie attended Saint Clare Grade School in Cleveland. However, she transferred to Notre Dame Cathedral Latin high school, a catholic school with a rather strict college preparatory curriculum.
Following her matriculation, Hollie enrolled at the private Jesuit John Carroll University, located in University Heights, Ohio.
Once she graduated from the said university, Hollie enrolled at Mississippi State University for Agriculture and Applied Sciences, where she earned a Degree in the Science of Meteorology. After some time, Holly has been rewarded with the Weather Association Seal certificate, which enabled her to work on radio and television, guaranteeing that she possesses a certain level of professional competency in meteorology. Other notable celebrities who have the same seal of approval are Betty Davis, who works for Local 10 channel, and John Patrick, who is a chief meteorologist from WZVN-TV.
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Upon obtaining the seal to work on a television or radio station, she was approached by WKYC-TV, in her hometown of Cleveland; the station is one of many NBC affiliates owned by Tegna Inc.
Hollie accepted the offer, and began building a career in television. She was appointed as the weather forecaster on the station’s “Channel 3 News Today”, an early morning show co-hosted by Dave Chudowsky and Maureen Kyle, which airs every day from 4:30 AM until 7:00 AM – her weather forecasting style has garnered her national acclaim, as many people are apparently watching the show just because of her.
In addition to her aforementioned work, Holly has become a television host herself, being given her own show, “Live on Lakeside”, which she co-hosts with Michael Cardamone. The show airs on weekdays from 11 AM until 12:30 PM, and reports on lives and stories about people in Cleveland, both natives and tourists, while there are also celebrities among them. Moreover, the show features a weather reporting sequence, during which Hollie puts all her knowledge on screen. The show has become very popular, not only in Cleveland but across the US, and has competed with other shows such as “The Price is Right”, which airs on CBS.
Hollie has worked with several popular names on television thanks to her successful career, including Alexa Lee, Joe Cronauer and Michael Estime.
In April 2022, she celebrated 20 years of working with WKYC.
In addition to her weather forecasting and reporting work, Hollie has become famous for her cooking skills. She runs her own show, “Home with Hollie,” in which she shares her homemade recipes with her fans.
— Hollie Strano (@holliesmiles) October 17, 2019
According to reports, Hollie Strano’s net worth has been estimated at close to $1 million as of late 2022, earned through her successful career as a meteorologist and TV personality.
Personal Life, Dating, Married, Husband, Children
Collie and her first husband, Brian Twohig, met when they were both at Notre Dame Cathedral Latin high school. They began dating at just 15 years old, and Hollie talked about that year’s Valentine’s Day when he gave her a stuffed animal as a present. The couple later married, and she gave birth to their first child, a daughter named Jessica, in 2005. The couple enjoyed a great time together, raising their child when Hollie became pregnant again, and gave birth to their son named Grady.
As time went by, the two looked like a very happy couple with two children and steady jobs. However, things fell apart just five years after the birth of their son, and Brian and Hollie divorced in 2011, but have remained good friends since, focused on raising their two children. Both Hollie and Brian were there for their children during the tough time following the split.
While married to Brian, she met a man named Alex Giangreco. She was on vacation in Florida when she met the native Floridian, and After her divorce, started going out with Alex, and the two married on 14 June 2014 in Cleveland. She struggled to find a suitable wedding dress but eventually found one that was just $70. A rather intimate ceremony with a violin player and moonlight on the beach, Hollie has later said that it was the most romantic thing she ever experienced.
However, three years later, the pair organized an elegant wedding with over 200 people in attendance, which included her colleagues from the TV station.
She took his surname and became known as Hollie Giangreco for the next few years. Unfortunately, as her career progressed, this had put a strain on their relationship, and after just three years of married life, Hollie and Alex divorced, which she announced through Twitter, that the two were divorcing on 15 July 2015. She has said that the split is amicable and that there is no bad blood between the pair.
Since then, Hollie has been single and focused on her career.
She has talked about the impact the two failed marriages had on her, and said that her friends, family, and children had helped her overcome the depressive feelings.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Hollie Strano has brown hair and brown eyes. She stands at the height of 5ft 3ins (1.6m), weighs approximately 120lbs (54kgs), with vital statistics of 34-23-35, and bra size 32D.