HOUSTON – KPRC 2 chief meteorologist Frank Billingsley is celebrating 40 years of broadcasting on Sept. 22.
Here are 40 things you might have never known about Frank and be sure to go to the bottom of the article for a number of photos of Frank through the years.
He is a part of the LGBTQ+ community.
Frank has been with Kevin Gilliard since 1995.
Frank and Kevin have a son, Morgan.
The couple have two dogs named Ocean and Breeze, both schnauzers.
Frank was adopted.
He chose to use DNA testing to find his long-lost family.
He has received the Best Weathercaster award from the Associated Press seven times.
Frank has blue eyes.
Frank was born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1960.
Frank was raised in Mountain Brook, Alabama.
Frank and Kevin built their Houston home in 1997.
Houston has been home for Frank since April 22, 1989.
One of Frank’s favorite quotes is “Attitude is everything,” a saying of his mother, Pat Billingsley.
Frank began as a television meteorologist in 1982 in Roanoke, Virginia.
Frank worked in Biloxi in 1987, and landed in Houston in 1989.
This is Frank’s advice for aspiring journalists: “Don’t overthink your future because none of us knows how long it will last or where it will take us. Simply follow your passion and be a person others can count on.”
Frank and several of his current and past co-workers have anchor “TV dinners.”
Among his many experiences covering Southeast Texas weather, Frank spent six hours in a chopper flying over Galveston after Hurricane Ike.
Frank is a Washington and Lee University graduate.
Frank received his Broadcast Meteorology Certification from Mississippi State University.
Frank holds the seals of approval from both the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association.
Frank is really a great guy. Get to know him every day a little more on KPRC 2!