Bill Balleza Profile
Bill Balleza is an American Anchor/Reporter known for working at KPRC 2 News serving as a Weekday Evening Anchor for the 5 p.m. 6 p,m, and 10 p.m. Newscasts. He joined KPRC 2 News in 1980 as a News Anchor and Reporter and left the station in the year 2020.
Bill Balleza Age
Balleza was born on September 6, 1948, in San Antonio, Texas, United States. He is therefore 74 years old as of 2022.
Bill Balleza Height
Balleza stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 7 inches tall.
Bill Balleza Family
Balleza was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, United States to his loving and caring parents who she manages to keep information about away from the limelight. His maternal grandfather was known as Francisco Ibarra and was born in Monclova Mexico in 1894. He passed away in the year 1970. His grandmother, Tomas on the hand died in the year 1960 as a result of breast cancer when he was about 67 years old.
He was raised alongside his six siblings and his brother was a father. He posted a photo of his family on his Instagram Account stating that they had gone for his brother, John, ordination to priesthood over 36 years ago. Then, he wished John a Happy priestly anniversary.
Bill Balleza Wife/Children/Son
Balleza is married to her wife, Mellisa Loh Balleza who he tied the knot with on the 27th of June 1992. This is evidenced by a post he shared on his Instagram Account wishing his wife a happy 30th anniversary. The duo are proud parents to their three children, two daughters named Heidi and Kate and one son named Travis. He posted a photo of Travis on his Instagram Account on the 13th of November 2021 wishing him a happy 25th birthday. Asides from this, he posted a photo of his daughter, Kate congratulating her on her graduation. Balleza is also a proud grandfather to his granddaughter named Marisol who he posted a photo wishing her a 9th birthday.
Bill Balleza Salary
Balleza received an annual salary that ranges from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Bill Balleza’s Net Worth
Balleza has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as an Anchor/Reporter.
Bill Balleza Career
Balleza was previously working for KPRC 2 News where she was serving the station as an Evening News Anchor. He is also a former marine sniper and left the station after years of service as a journalist. In his career as a journalist, he has become a Houston icon and left a mark for his professionalism and respect for viewers. Less than a week away from starting the next chapter in his life, he shared with Houston Live what that moment will be meaning to him.
He stated that it is going to be weird giving up the routine and the daily contact with his viewers. Furthermore, he added that his colleagues were his best friends and that he truly has one or two friends outside the anchoring world. He then stated that it is going to be a tough adjustment for him.
The San Antonio native has excelled in leading the news coverage on and off the field. He stated that he loves his job so much and that the news is about people. Later on, he stated that if one loves people and what happens to people it’s a great profession. He stated this after reflecting on one of the stories that stand out to him in his nearly 50-year career.
In the course of his career as a journalist, he was privileged to cover the election of Pope Francis. During that time, he was reporting live from Rome and stated that he thought that was his favorite story. Asides from his career as a journalist, he is a craftsman and stated that after retiring he would be doing some woodworking. He compared journalism to woodwork stating that both were crafts.
He further stated that he was just making a transition from one craft to another. Balleza explained this while showing some of the beautiful keepsake boxes he creates. His last news bulletin was on Friday 31st of January 2020 on KPRC Channel 2 News.