Brian Wilkes is a renowned American veteran journalist operating as a chief meteorologist for FOX59. His passion for weather started while in fourth grade after staying at home for 2 weeks out of school during the blizzard of 1979.
Further, he showed his playful side while hosting and singing his own orchestra during the 2001 Singin’, Swingin’ Holiday Special. Prior to joining Fox 59 in July 1995, he was serving as a chief meteorologist for WSJV-TV in Elkhart, Indianapolis.
Brian Wilkes Age
Brian Wilkes was born in 1968, in the South Side, Chicago, in the United States of America. Brian is 54 years old.
Brian Wilkes Height
Brian stands at a moderate height is 6 ft ( Approx 1.83m ).
Brian Wilkes Family
He is a resident of South Side, Chicago, in the United States of America. He is the son of a former United States Marshal, his dad. Similarly, his dad worked under the reign of four governors. Besides, his family experienced the blizzard of 1979 while he was in fourth grade. He was raised alongside his brother and sister who are both prosecutors.
Brian Wilkes Wife
He got married to his beautiful wife, Gigi, in 2008. The duo bought their home in Aug2014. Most nights, he is not at home, and thus, he brought a bulldog called, Monkey to keep his wife company. Further, the duo brought another bulldog into their home, Olive to be a friend of Monkey.
Brian Wilkes Education
He graduated with a bachelor of science in communication from Columbia College in Chicago. Further, he also interned under Meteorologist Tom Skilling in Chicago for WGN-9 for 2 and a half years.
Brian Wilkes Salary
He receives an annual salary of $115,335 according to Fox 59 anchors’/reporters’ salaries.
Brian Wilkes’s Net Worth
Wilkes has an estimated net worth of $ 2 million US dollars.
Brian Wilkes Career
He has been serving for FOX59 as a chief meteorologist since July 1995. Brian’s fascination with weather started while in fourth grade after staying at home for 2 weeks out of school during the blizzard of 1979. Further, he is also a member of both the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association.
He accepted the Seal of Approval in August 1996 from the National Weather Association. Prior to joining Fox 59, he was serving as a chief meteorologist for WSJV-TV in Elkhart, Indianapolis. While serving there, he was responsible for producing, writing, and hosting a documentary on the Palm Sunday tornadoes.
During his career as a meteorologist, he has obtained numerous awards including an Emmy in 2001 for hosting, Ahead of the Storm, and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences granted him with an Emmy for providing coverage for, Blown Away.
Further, he showed his playful side while hosting and singing his own orchestra during the 2001 Singin’, Swingin’ Holiday Special featuring several musical artists from around Central Indiana. During his free time, he spends his time visiting schools in Central Indiana to teach children about the weather.