John Bolaris | Net Worth, Wife, & Daughter

John Bolaris is an American meteorologist who is best known as the Chief Meteorologist for news channels like NBC, CBS, and FOX.

He is also a very well-known realtor and is currently enrolled at the BlackLabel Luxury Real Estate in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as the president of the company.

Early Life (Parents, Siblings, and Hometown)

John Bolaris was born on June 27, 1957, in Long Island, New York, USA. Although the details about his parent’s identities have not been disclosed, we do know that his father was a Greek immigrant who worked as a truck driver, and his mother, was a housewife. He grew up in Long Island along with his little sister, Paula Bolaris.

John Bolaris is 66 years old.

John Bolaris’s Personal Life (Relationship Status, Wife, & Children)

Pamela Duswalt, a New York model, was the first and only wife of John Bolaris. The couple had tied the knot in 1998 but the marriage didn’t last long and the couple got a divorce in 1990.

The couple didn’t bear any children. After his divorce, Bolaris has never re-married but has been engaged multiple times. 

After his separation from his first wife, he dated a co-worker, Jane Robelot but the couple split up after disagreement in regards to their marriage.

He then dated Julie Cohen, a co-worker from CAU. He wanted to settle down with her but she rejected his proposal and the couple ended their relationship.

After some time, John was engaged to singer Lauren Hart but the relationship also didn’t last long. He was then associated with Nicole Miller, a well-known fashion designer from New York.

He also has been associated with many other women and has been regarded as ‘Ladies man’ in the Philadelphia media.

He is currently in a romantic relationship with a woman whose identity is yet to be disclosed. He confirmed his relationship with the woman via his Instagram platform. The couple seems to travel together in the posts.

John Bolaris is also a proud father of a daughter named Reina Sofia Bolaris who was born in 2004 to Tiffany McElroy.

John and Tiffany were co-workers and were involved in an affair. Even though both Tiffany and Bolaris didn’t marry each other, they still co-parent their single daughter.

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John Bolaris graduated in 1975 from Connetquot High School and enrolled in Suffolk County Community College. He graduated from the college with a degree in an associate degree in 1980. 

After his graduation, Bolaris was enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he attended  Weather Technical School and served as an advisor to pilots on weather conditions in the Air National Guard for three years.


Meteorologist John began his career at Metro Weather Service in 1982 and worked there for five years.

He then became a television meteorologist for various tv channels such as News 12 Long Island,  WCBS,  CBS Evening News,  WCAU-TV,  Fox 29, Weekend Today, and NBC 10 for over eighteen years in his career. John Bolaris retired from meteorology in 2016.

After his retirement, John Co-founded BlackLabel Luxury Real Estate in the same year.

The firm specializes in selling homes to celebrities, athletes, and CEOs and is famous for selling to high-profile clients such as Joel Embiid and Michael Raffl. The firm is considered to be one of the most successful firms in Long Island.

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John Bolaris Net Worth

According to various media outlets, the total net worth of John Bolaris is estimated from USD 2 million to USD 13 million.

His huge wealth came from his long career as a meteorologist in TV shows as well as from his real state firm, which has gained massive success over the years.

He also owns a huge villa on Long Island. He is estimated to get around $100,000 as a salary per year.

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Awards and Achievements

The following are the awards and achievements received by John Bolaris:

  • He is a four-time winner of the Emmy Award. 
  • In 1986, became the weekend weather anchor for WCBS in New York.


  • John Bolaris became a figure of controversy in 2001 after his wrongful prediction of a huge storm in Philadelphia. He was heavily criticized for not being able to predict the weather properly despite having a lot of experience in the field.
  • Bolaris was fired from the TV channel ‘Fox29’ in December 2011 after his appearance in Playboy magazine.
  • The biggest controversy came in his life in 2010 when he was arrested in Miami when he was drugged and charged $43,000 on his American Express card. This became a huge issue in the city and after connecting John’s story, the FBI arrested 17 people connected to the crime ring.

Unknown Facts

Here are a few facts about John Bolaris:

  • According to his sister, Paula, as a child, John was scared of storms and would usually hide when the storm was about to come into their hometown.
  • Even though he was afraid of storms, Bolaris was very much interested in meteorology from an early age.
  • His mother died of a heart attack a few days before his marriage to Pamela Duswalt.
  • Former Playboy Playmate, Erica Smitheman was engaged to John on the Howard Stern show in 2012.
  • Bolaris used to host his own weekly local radio show, CenterStage with John Bolaris.

Wiki and Short Bio.

  • Name: John Bolaris
  • Birth Name: John Bolaris
  • NickName: N/A
  • Birth Date: June 27, 1957
  • Birth Place:  Long Island, New York, USA
  • Age: 66
  • Gender: Male
  • Zodiac: Cancer
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity: Mixed (Sephardic Jewish and Irish descent)
  • Religion: N/A
  • Father’s Name: Not disclosed
  • Mother’s Name: Not disclosed
  • Sibling: Paula Bolaris
  • Relationship Status: In a Relationship
  • Marital Status: Divorced
  • Spouse: Pamela Duswalt (divorced) (1998-1990)
  • Children: Reina Sofia Bolaris
  • Occupation: Television Meteorologist, Realtor
  • Net Worth: From USD 2 million to USD 13 million
  • Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m or 175 cm)
  • Weight: N/A
  • Complexion: Fair
  • Hair color: Dark Brown
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Social media: Twitter @johnbolaris, Instagram @realjohnbolaris, Facebook @johnbolarisbl, LinkedIn @john-bolaris-90bb38166

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