Chris Higgins Profile
Chris Higgins is an American Emmy Award-winning Meteorologist working for FOX 2 – KTVI in St. Louis, Missouri. He joined the station in February 1994.
Chris Higgins Education
Higgins graduated from DeSmet Jesuit High School in the year 1988 and then attended Saint Louis University in the same year. He graduated from the university 4 years later with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Meteorology. During his stint there, he worked for KSLU, a student radio station, as a General Manager. He was also part of the Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society.
Chris Higgins Career
Higgins serves at FOX 2 News as a Weekday Morning Meteorologist, a role he has held since the year 2014. He began as a weekend meteorologist, before making his way up to the lead forecaster, appearing at 11 p.m. on weekdays. Over the course of his career, he has experienced almost all wild weather, ranging from tornadoes to drought to blizzards. He reported on the bitter cold winters in the late 1970s and the “Great Flood” in the year 1993. He also covered the Blizzard (1982) and Drought (1988), and “Good Friday Tornado.”
Higgins started his TV career at FOX 2 – KTVI in the year 1990. At the time, he worked as an intern. Upon graduation from college in the year 1992, he went to work for KODE-TV in Joplin, Missouri as a Chief Meteorologist for 2 years. While there, he covered Tornado Alley. From there, he now returned to FOX 2 News in St.Louis, MO.
The National Academy of Television Arts and Science recognized Higgins with 8 Emmys in October 2002 for weather reporting and forecasting. Higgins was the 1st meteorologist in St. Louis to ever earn the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) designation from the American Meteorological Society, in July 2006. He deployed to the deserts of the Middle East during the 2008 summer, for the purpose of supporting the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Higgins was recognized as the U.S. Air Force Weather Officer of the Year for the 2-time Reserve Component.
In the year 2013, Higgins sent out the 1st real-world Tornado Watch ever issued by the U.S. Air Force. At the time, he was working with the Storm Prediction Center backup crew. He got the promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the year 2019 and hopes to become a “Light Colonel.” Higgins is a strong supporter of the community – visits multiple local schools speaking to students about weather and serving your community, as well as the importance of staying in school.
Quick Facts About Chris Higgins
|Full Name||Chris Higgins|
|Age||52 years as of 2022|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
Other than working as a meteorologist, Higgins has also been working for US Air Force Reserve in Nebraska as a part-time Global Weather Watch Officer, since August 2019. For 14 years and 10 months (November 2004 – August 2019), Higgins worked for United States Air Force (12 OWF) in Illinois as a Director of Operations. He has also worked for Missouri Air National Guard as a Staff Weather Officer for 1 year and 8 months. Higgins likes running or walking on local trails, hiking, or exploring the outdoors, during his spare time.
Chris Higgins Age
Higgins is 52 years as of 2022. As a result, he was born on November 2, 1970, in St Louis, Missouri, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 2nd of November every year.
Chris Higgins Height
Higgins stands at a height of approximately 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m).
Chris Higgins Family
Higgins grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. Information regarding Higgins’s parents and siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Chris Higgins Wife
Higgins is married to his lovely spouse, Debbie Higgins. There is no information about the couple’s wedding or engagement. Also, there is no information regarding the couple having any children at the moment.
Chris Higgins Salary
Being one of the top journalists for FOX 2 – KTVI, he earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Chris Higgins Net Worth
Higgins has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a Meteorologist.
At FOX 2 News Higgins works alongside;
- Patrick Clark
- Mike Colombo
- Elliott Davis
- Margie Ellisor
- Daniel Esteve
- Tim Ezell
- Vic Faust
- John Fuller
- Dan Gray
- Ty Hawkins
- Chris Hayes
- Kelley Hoskins
- Jasmine Huda
- Angela Hutti