Ashley Dougherty is an American meteorologist who has garnered so much fame through her work on various television networks. She is best known for hosting morning and noon programs on WTAE-TV, an ABC affiliate, but her experience in broadcast journalism has seen her appear on the screens of other notable television stations like the KDKA television and the WTRF-TV.
Ashely is a humble personality and has often been called a workaholic due to her smartness and enthusiasm while airing her weather reports. Her attitude towards her job is no doubt among the reasons why she is experiencing a flourishing career. Her beauty and enviable body statistics give her an added advantage to pursue a career as a model. As such, she has participated in pageantries like the Pennsylvania Scholarship Pageant and the Miss Pennsylvania USA. Let’s get to know more about the famous meteorologist.
Ashley Dougherty’s Biography
Belonging to a white ethnic group, Ashley Dougherty was born on May 18, 1987, and she is the youngest of the three children of her parents. Her two elder brothers are Justin Dougherty and Chris Dougherty. Growing up amid her male brothers, young Ashley attended Mohawk High School where she was a member of her school’s boys’ golf team. Additionally, she was a member of her high school’s pole vault team and was a junior cheerleader. She was also a member of a sorority group known as Zeta Tau Alpha.
After graduating from high school, the beautiful journalist enrolled at Bethany College in West Virginia to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. After that, she transferred to Mississippi State University for a broadcast meteorology certificate.
Everything You Need To Know About Ashley Dougherty
Her First Job was as a Golf Cart Cleaner
Considering how far Ashley hs gone career-wise, one would easily believe it all started quite rosy. The opposite is, however the case for the White American meteorologist. Ashley’s first job was as a golf cart cleaner. Why golf? Well, in addition to playing bocce, the young lady has a strong passion for golf. She took up the job at the age of 13. Perhaps, it was her passion for the game that led her to join her high school golf team.
After gaining her Broadcast Meteorology certificate, Ashley then began her career in broadcast journalism in 2008. She started off with the WTRF in Wheeling, West Virginia as its editor and weekend meteorologist. After about two years of working with the Virginia-based television station, she joined KDKA-TV as its freelance meteorologist. Like her first professional job, she worked for two years with the Pittsburgh-based TV station before moving for her next job; this time, with the ABC affiliate, WTAE-TV Channel 4 Action News. Ashley Dougherty has been working with the news broadcast Tv since 2012 and has garnered long years of experience.
Ashley has over a decade-long experience in her field as a weather reporter. However, her life achievements go way back to her high school years when she made it to the Pennsylvania Scholarship Pageant top ten and was eventually crowned homecoming queen. In 2013, she was named among “Pittsburgh’s Finest” following her works of charity in her community. The following year, she became Pittsburgh Magazine’s “Best Meteorologist”.
Ashley Dougherty is Married
Despite her very busy lifestyle, the WTAE-TV Channel 4 weather reporter still has a very interesting personal life which she shares with her long-time boyfriend, Robert (Bobby) Baft. The two got engaged in September 2017 and as expected, the media was aflame with a picture of her wearing a dazzling diamond ring crafted by Joyce’s Jewelry.
The media went further abuzz when on August 25, 2018, the two exchanged marital vows before hundreds of their friends and family members, at Iron Mill Farmstead, Pittsburgh. The wedding ceremony was organized by Bumble Burgh Events and it got her fans from every part of the world gushing.
She Loves Pets
Ashley Dougherty is not only fond of pets, but she is also a passionate animal advocate. Outside work hours, the elegant lady takes out quality time to speak against animal abuse. She even has a cat she adopted from the Persian Rescue in Virginia and named Bella. She also has a dog she named Bubba.
Ashley Dougherty’s Salary and Net Worth
With so much experience under her belt, one will not be wrong to assume Ashley has garnered for herself a strong financial balance. Although she is yet to reveal her exact financial earnings, some unconfirmed sources estimate her net worth to be around $2 million with her salary ranging from $$200,000 to $250,000.