Frank Billingsley Profile
Frank Billingsley is an American award-winning meteorologist and author working for KPRC-TV serving as a meteorologist. He joined KPRC 2 in Houston as chief meteorologist in February 1995.
Frank Billingsley Education
Billingsley attained his Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Washington and Lee University and a certificate of broadcast meteorology from Mississippi State.
Frank Billingsley Career
Billingsley is a chief meteorologist who has enclosed major weather reports all across the US. He has been a meteorologist for over 30 years and hence has all the experience and expertise needed in that field. He has also been tagged the ‘Ultimate Weathercaster’ by the Houston Chronicle. His career as a meteorologist began in 1982 in Virginia and later in Texas.
In 1986 he joined forces with WLOX in Biloxi where he served as a meteorologist for about two years. After his stunt at WLOX in Biloxi, he moved to KTRK-TV in 1989 where he served as a chief meteorologist. From 2013 to 2014, he worked at Ecology Communcations Group Inc. where he served as a Weather Ecology Specialist.
Billingsley is also an author who authored Swabbed & Found: An Adopted Man’s DNA Journey to Discover His Family Tree (2017). He was inspired to write the book after he found his long time lost parents. Whenever he is not working he enjoys spending his free time with his family and friends. Additionally, he is also very much active when it comes to his social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter as well as Instagram.
Frank Billingsley Age
Billingsley was born on June 20, 1960, in Little Rock Arkansas, United States. He is therefore 60 years old as of 2021.
Quick Facts About Frank Billingsley
|60 years old
|$1 Million – $5 Million
Frank Billingsley Height
Billingsley stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches tall.
Frank Billingsley Family
Billingsley was raised by his adoptive parents. Growing up, he heard made-up stories about his biological parents from whom he inherited his blue eyes. He also heard that his mother was pretty and smart and his father was a great athlete. Billingsley was determined to find his biological parents and after a rigorous search, DNA tests, and explorations he finally found his parents. He also included the journey of finding his parents in his book Swabbed & Found: An Adopted Man’s DNA Journey to Discover His Family Tree (2017).
Frank Billingsley Partner/Gay
Billingsley is openly gay and is happily married to his long-time partner Kevin Gilliard since 12th December 2012 at 8:12, the time on which they met on August 12, 1995. Additionally, the couple had their wedding ceremony was held in front of 70 guests at the Eventi Hotel near the Empire State Building in Manhatten.
Frank Billingsley Salary
Being one of the top journalists for KPRC Billingsley an annual salary ranges between $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Frank Billingsley Net Worth
Billingsley has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a meteorologist.
Frank Billingsley Cancer
In September 2018, Billingsley revealed publicly that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. He posted on his Facebook page and shared the diagnosis with the people concerned over his health stating that by sheer luck, his cancer has not spread. Early detection saves lives. Billingsley now helps in spreading health awareness about prostate cancer among his viewers.
Frank Billingsley Awards and Recognitions
Billingsley is also the recipient of Best Weathercaster awards from the Associated Press seven times. In addition, he also received the Houston Press Club four times, the Dallas Press Club three times, and the Houston Press newspaper four times.
Frank Billingsley Retiring
Billingsley has not shared any information about his retirement for he is still working at KPRC-TV.