Brian Wilkes Biography
Brian Wilkes is a well-known American meteorologist currently working as the Chief meteorologist for Fox 59 since joining the station in July 1995. He is a holder of a Bachelor of Science degree in science communication from Columbia University. After college, Wilkes completed a two and half year internship at WGN-9 (Chicago), under Meteorologist Tom Skilling.
His interest in weather began when he was in fourth grade. Growing up on the far south side of Chicago, he faced the 1979 bizzard keep him out of school for two weeks. This ignited his love for weather, which has grown to date. Wilkes is a member of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. Brian received his Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association in August 1996.
He made his career debut as the chief meteorologist at his WSJV-TV, now the Fox affiliate in Elkhart, Indiana for their 6 and 10 pm newscasts. During his time at the station, he produced, wrote, and hosted a documentary on the Palm Sunday tornadoes that ripped through South Bend in April of 1965.
During his service in Indianapolis, Wilkes has been honored with numerous awards. For instance, he was awarded an Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 1996 for his severe weather special ‘Blown Away’, which he hosted and co-produced. In 2001, he also won an Emmy for two weather specials ‘Ahead of the Storm’.
For Wilkes, it’s not business all the time. He showed his playful side when he hosted and sang with his posses orchestra during the “Singin’, Swingin’ Holiday Special”, in 2001which featured several musical artists within Central Indiana. Wilkes also enjoys teaching, as he can be found visiting central Indiana schools throughout the year the time he’s not in front of the camera.
Brian Wilkes Age
Brian Wilkes was born in 1968, in Indiana in the United States. He is 53 years old as of 2021.
Brian Wilkes Wife
Wilkes is a married man to his wife Gigi Wilkes. The couple tied the knot in 2008 and they reside in Indiana, the United States, in the luxurious home they bought in August 2014. Together, they are parents of their two children; Olive and Monkey (Coach Monkey Bear).
Brian Wilkes Parents
Brian is the son of a former United States Marshal (father). He has not share information about his mother and siblings (if any)
Brian Wilkes Height
Wilkes stands at a moderate height but his exact body measurements are not known.
Brian Wilkes Net Worth
Brian has an estimated net worth of between $2 million – $5 million, which he has earned by being a successful meteorologist.
Brian Wilkes Salary
Wilkes receives an annual salary that ranges between $60,000 – $75,000.