Frank Billingsley (Meteorologist)
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Frank Billingsley is the long-serving meteorologist for the NBC-affiliated television station KPRC 2. He was first noticed by the people from his weather news, Radar the Weather Dog with Frank. Frank is also known for his release a book that details his journey to find his biological parents.
Frank was born on 22nd of June 1960 in Little Rock, Arkansas He is 58 years old as of 2018.
He was an adopted child raised in Mountain Brook, Alabama. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree graduating in journalism from Washington and Lee University. He got a certificate in broadcast meteorology from Mississippi State.
Frank is married to his long-time partner Kevin Gilliard on 12th December 2012 at 8:12, the time on which they met on August 12, 1995. The pair had their wedding ceremony was held in front of 70 guests at the Eventi Hotel near the Empire State Building in Manhatten. The couple wanted a destination marriage as they could not legally marry in their home state, Houston, due to which they moved to Manhatten to tie the knot. Frank expressed happiness on his marriage stating that the country is on the verge of approving same-sex marriage since a year. Frank regards his marriage day as the best day of his life.
The pair first met in 1995 when he started working in KPRC Channel 2. After the 17 years of the relationship, the pair decided to get married. Regarding children, Kevin, who is an HR specialist for Compucom Internet Solutions, had a son named Morgan with his estranged wife. Frank also nurtures Kevin’s son, who was seven years old when the pair met for the first time. In an interview in July 2017, Frank revealed that he has a sound relation with Morgan and Morgan give him beautiful Father’s Day cards. Frank and his spouse, Kevin currently resides in Houston.
Frank began his TV career as a meteorologist in 1982 in Virginia and later in Texas. He joined KPRC 2 in Houston as chief meteorologist in February 1995. In 1986 by working at WLOX. Then after serving two years at WLOX, he started working at KTRK-TV in 1989 and since then has been calling Houston his home.
He hosted Radar the Weather Dog with Frank from 2003 to 2006.Frank has received seven times the Best Weathercaster awards from the Associated Press. He won the Houston Press Club and the Houston Press newspaper four times and the Dallas Press Club three times. Frank was named as Ultimate Weatherman by The Houston Chronicle. In September 2017, he celebrated his 35th Anniversary as a meteorologist. In 1995 he finally attained his career highlight when he joined KPRC 2 as a chief meteorologist. And since then his career has bloomed continuously. Between 2013-2014 he also served as a Weather Ecology Specialist at Ecology Communcations Group Inc.
Seemingly dark cloud struck over his bright sky when he got diagnosed with prostate cancer which publicly revealed in September of 2018. But He didn’t let the news shatter him. He is hopeful and optimistic towards the recovery oh his health. With a more optimistic approach, this brave man now helps in spreading health awareness about prostate cancer among his viewers.