Who Is Tamra Cantore? Her Family Life & Struggle With Parkinson’s Disease

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Who Is Tamra Cantore? Her Family Life & Struggle With Parkinson’s Disease

American journalist, Tamra Cantore’ life has been an amalgamation of good and bad. While on one hand, she enjoyed immense success as a TWC’ channel, she also had to deal with health issues at 40 when she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.

Amid the diagnosis, Tamra also had trouble in her relationship with her husband ending in a divorce. But no matter what, Tamra has fearlessly fought every difficulty. As of 2021, she lives happily with her children.

Get to know all about her in this article.

Tamra Cantore Is a Journalist by Profession

Tamra Cantore is an American journalist who worked with the ‘TWC’ channel in the regular news broadcast in the evening.

Beginning as an intern at the age of 21, Tamra covered several events including the war between Jordan and Palestine. 

Tamra Cantore
Tamra Cantore

Well, her dedication helped her bag promotion to the position of an executive at The Weather Channel. She worked in the post for 21 years. 

Besides, she was also employed as a telecommunication executive.

Biological Details: Birth, Age, Height

Born: 1965, July 4

Birth Place: United States

Age in 2020: 57

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Height: 165 cm (5 feet 5 inches)

Parents: N/A

Education: Graduated in Broadcast Journalism from the University of California

Diagnosed with Parkinson Disease

Things became difficult for Tamra after she was diagnosed with Parkinson‘s disease in 1997. She however publicly announced the tragic news on her 40th birthday.

Because of the complications from the disease, she even had to quit her job at TWC. Her situation got so worse that she even had a difficult time eating on her own. 

She Runs a Foundation to Raise Awareness About Parkinson

While Tamra has still not recovered from the complication of Parkinson’s disease, she has been doing her bits to spread awareness about it.

She founded the organization named “Team Cantore” in 2000 and has been successfully accomplishing all the projects.

In fact, the organization has also collected support and recognition from other bigger organizations like Parkinson’s Unity Walk and the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

Tamra Cantore Was Married To Jim Cantore

Tamra is single at present, but she was married to Meteorologist Jim Cantore in the past. The couple tied the knot on October 6, 1990, in a private wedding ceremony.

Tamra Cantore with husband Jim and son
Tamra Cantore with husband Jim and son

Tamra and Jim met for the first time in 1986 when they both worked for the management team. While Tamra had the job of publicizing Jim’s name, their relationship soon transitioned from professional co-workers to friends to eventually a couple.

The couple also has two children from their relationship, a son Ben and a daughter Christine.

Tamra Cantore Divorced Her Husband Amid Her Struggle With Parkinson

Though Tamra and Jim were going smooth in their relationship initially, their relationship got in trouble following Tamra’s diagnosis with Parkinson’s disease.

Amid all the struggles with Parkinson’s where Tamra had to go for multiple appointments and therapy, Tamra and Jim started feeling distant. Eventually, in 2006, the couple decided to split.

Tamra Cantore lives with her children Christina Cantore and Ben Cantore
Tamra Cantore lives with her children Christina Cantore and Ben Cantore

They finalized their divorce in 2007. Regardless of their difference, they decided to raise their kids together.

Both Her Children Have Fragile X-chromosome

Similar to their mom, Tamra, her children also suffer from a health condition. They have fragile X-chromosomes. As per the report, her son started having trouble walking when he was just 18 months old.

While her son Ben initially showed symptoms that were related to autism. Nevertheless, the diagnosis revealed the cause was a broken X-chromosome.

Further, her daughter Christine also suffers from the same problem. Unlike her brother, she didn’t show any symptoms coming from the broken X-chromosome, but upon diagnosis, the cause came to be the same broken X-chromosome. 

How Much Is Tamra Cantore’s Net Worth?

No doubt, as a professional, Cantore is expected to have a decent salary and earnings. but unfortunately, she has not revealed the exact sum of her net worth. On the other hand, her husband Jim Cantore has a net worth of $4.5 million as of 2021.

Is Tamra On Social Medai?

Unfortunately, she does not seem to be a social media person and is not active on any platforms. On the other hand, Jim is a big social media fan. He is active on Instagram with over 144k followers. Likewise, his Twitter follower exceeds 1.2 million.

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