Frank Billingsley

KPRC Chief Meteorologist. Three decades of forecasting Houston weather!

Frank Billingsley
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Get 2 Know Me

  • Houston has been home since April 22, 1989. People say they’ve watched me their whole life, and if they’re under 30, that’s actually true!
  • I’ve been with Kevin Gilliard since 1995 and married since 12/12/12 (we picked that date so I could remember it). We have a son, Morgan. We’re down to one pup now, Ocean, a white schnauzer.
  • I wrote a book, Swabbed & Found, about my DNA journey to find my biological family. Meeting them was unforgettable. If you want more, read my book!
Opening Double Quotation Mark

Attitude is everything.


A favorite quote from my mom, Pat Billingsley

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.

Recently Published

Dominique's Q&A: Where's the Lightning in a Hurricane?
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 • 4:11 PM

Dominique's Q&A: Where's the Lightning in a Hurricane?

After the 10pm newscast last night, Dominique asked me why hurricanes don't have lightning? Some do, as we'll get to, but the simple answer is the structure: hurricane winds are on a horizontal trajectory, spiraling inward toward the center and for thunderstorms (and lightning) to develop you need vertical structure. What that means is fast rising air UPWARD into the sky where ice and rain collide in the cold air to create lightning as opposed to a hurricane's horizontal winds.