Chris Higgins Biography
Chris Higgins is a prominent American Emmy Award-winning Meteorologist working for KTVI – FOX 2 in St. Louis, Missouri. He joined the station in February 1994. He has a lifetime of experience with wild weather. Also, he is a global weather watch officer for the US Air Force Reserve in Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, U.S.A. having joined the station in August 2019.
He was responsible for planning and executing operational military weather integration with active duty providing atmospheric characterization and forecasts to more than 140 DOD installations in the northeast CONUS, Responsible for human and material asset protection. He is an eight-time Emmy Award winner.
Chris Higgins Age
He was born on November 2, 1970. Therefore, he is 52 years old as of May 2023. Hence he celebrates his birthday on November 2nd of every year.
Chris Higgins Height
He stands at an approximate height of 5ft 10 inches (1.78m).
Chris Higgins Family
He has kept his personal life out of the public know. He has not shared any information about his parents or siblings if he has any. But he was born and raised in the St. Louis area.
Chris Higgins Wife
He is married to the love of his life Debbie Higgins. However, he has not shared any information about when they wedded or how they met. He has not shared any information if he has kids or not.
Chris Higgins’s Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of between $1 and $5 million. This great fortune he has amassed from his successful career as a meteorologist. Also working in the military has contributed to his net worth.
Chris Higgins Salary
His career as a meteorologist and working with the US Air Force generates him a decent salary. He thus earns an annual salary of around $150,000.
Chris Higgins Education
He received his education at De Smet Jesuit High School where he graduated in 1988. After high school, he attended Saint Louis University where he graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology. In the university, he participated in the Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society and was General Manager Student Radio Station KSLU.
Chris Higgins Career
Chris is a global weather watch officer at the US Air Force Reserve having been there since August 2019. In the USAFR, as a Lieutenant Colonel, he serves at USSTRATCOM at Offutt AFB, Nebraska. Where he is part of a team of joint Force officers who monitor weather conditions around the world for possible mission impacts. From November 2004 to August 2019, he worked as a director of operations at 12 OWF- the United States Air Force Reserve.
There, he was responsible for planning and executing operational military weather integration with active duty, providing atmospheric characterization and forecasts to more than 140 DOD installations in the northeast CONUS, and Responsible for human and material asset protection. Prior to that, he was a staff weather officer at Missouri Air National Guard from April 2003 to November 2004, where he managed daily weather operations. He began his television career as a chief meteorologist at KODE News from May 1992 to February 1994. There, he prepared and presented nightly weather forecasts on a top-rated southwest Missouri station.
He has had a lifetime of experience with wild weather. And there are some incidents he will never forget including the bitter cold winters of the late 70s, the Blizzard of 82, the drought of 88, the great flood of 93, the new year’s Eve tornado, and the Good Friday Tornado. He was honored to receive the first of his eight Emmy Awards in October 2002 from the National Academy of Television Arts and Science for weather forecasting and reporting. In July 2006, he became the first ever St. Louis Meteorologist to receive the American Meteorological Society’s Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) designation. This was after he passed a rigorous written test covering many aspects of atmospheric and natural sciences.
He realized a long-time dream in June 2003 when he was commissioned as an officer in the Air Force Reserves. During the summer of 2008, he was deployed to the Middle East in support of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Two times, he has been honored as the United States Air Force Weather Officer of the Year for the Reserve Component. While serving on the Storm Prediction Centre backup team in 2013, he sent out the first real-world Tornado watch ever issued by the United States Air Force! Finally, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 2019 and he hopes to retire as a “Light Colonel” in 2023. When he is not working, he enjoys hiking, being outdoors, running, or just working outside his yard.
Chris Higgins FOX 2
He works forKTVI FOX 2 as a meteorologist having joined the station in February 1994. There, he prepares/presents weathercasts for top-rated morning newscasts, and has designed and implemented the “Woods Basement Systems Storm Runner” a state-of-the-art storm chase vehicle, mobile weather studio, and weather lab. Also, he is responsible for the development and implementation of specialty forecasts designed to highlight inconvenient weather…ushering in many hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of advertising yearly. He first joined FOX 2 in 1990 as an intern. In 1994, he came to FOX 2 as the weekend meteorologist and in 2014 moved to the lead forecaster for FOX 2 News at 11 pm from Monday to Friday.
Chris works at FOX 2 alongside other well-reputed anchors and reporters including;
- Andy Banker
- Jeff Bernthal
- Patrick Clark
- Mike Colombo
- Elliott Davis
- Margie Ellisor
- Daniel Esteve
- Tim Ezell
- Vic Faust
- John Fuller
- Dan Gray
- Ty Hawkins
- Chris Hayes
- Kelley Hoskins
- Jasmine Huda
- Angela Hutti
- Glenn Zimmerman
- Martin Kilcoyne
- Emily Manley
- Mandy Murphey
- John Pertzborn
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