Lisa Villegas Biography
Lisa Villegas, who departed CBS News in March 2017, now appears as a chief meteorologist on KOLD/KMSB-TV. Villegas had previously served for KRGV, an ABC affiliate in the Rio Grande Valley.
Her career success doesn’t end here, as she also worked for KLFY in Lafayette, La., and did weather work in Florida, Maine, the Canadian Maritime Provinces and elsewhere.
Lisa Villegas Age/Body Measurements
She was born in the year 1988 and would probably be 31 years old as per this year 2019, her birth date and month has not been specified thus shall be updated.
Lisa Villegas Family/Parent
Born in 1988, Lisa Villegas was raised in Texas alongside her siblings by her traditional Latino family. As per nationality, she is an American San Antonio but her ethnicity is unknown. While in high school, Lisa was a complete girly girl and also voted homecoming queen.
Lisa Villegas Boyfriend/Husband
Villegas in terms of any romantic relationships; she has not made any public statement or post on social media referencing a boyfriend.
She has managed to keep that aspect of her life away from the media and so sources believe that she is single. She has never been married nor has any children.
Lisa Villegas Career/Education
After matriculating from high school, she enrolled at Kaplan College located in San Antonio, where she joined the college’s cheerleading squad and also discovered her passion for broadcast journalism.
While studying, she interned at local stations as a part of her curriculum, and after completing her degree enrolled at the Embrey Riddle Aeronautical University, where she completed a degree in meteorology in 2010. The science is focused on weather forecasting and is a requirement for most weather reporting jobs in television stations.
After gaining her degree, Villegas began working with the television station KRGV-TV which is an ABC affiliate based in the Rio Grande Valley metropolitan area, and is available through DirecTV and Charter Spectrum, so relocating to the area, but it was a successful endeavour as she gained experience as well as popularity.
Locals enjoyed her broadcasts due to her personality, and eventually, she gained the attention of CBS11 KHOU and was offered a role with them.
She accepted the role to be closer to her hometown and started doing general newscasts while also weather forecasting. The station is located near Uptown Houston and is the second largest CBS affiliate not owned by CBS directly, only behind Atlanta which is also owned by the same company Tegna Inc.
Things were going well for her over the next few years until 2011 when the station made a surprise statement announcing that she would no longer be working for the company. She refused to comment, but a few months later she was hired by KOLD/KMSB-TV where she gained the role of Chief Meteorologist.
Lisa Villegas Tucson
Lisa Villegas, who departed KTVT/Channel 11 in March, has landed a new gig in Tucson.
An email forwarded to the Star-Telegram included this story from gossipy website FTVLive, which quotes an internal memo from KOLD. A couple of the more interesting excerpts:
“This next sentence will play well for a couple of people in the newsroom. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, she’s a die-hard fan of the Steelers, Pirates and Penguins. She’ll point out the Pens are Stanley Cup Champs!”
and “Lisa loves to paddle board and salsa dance, though not at the same time. She’s also a proud mom to Biscuit, her beloved Chihuahua, whom you’ll see on many social media posts.”
Villegas joined CBS 11 in September 2014 without a lot of fanfare, and exited without a lot of fanfare as well, with her departure from the station first reported by local-TV blogger Ed Bark on his “Uncle Barky’s Bytes” site. She will begin her KOLD gig on Oct. 9.
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Lisa Villegas Net Worth/Salary
As of early-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is $300,000, earned through a successful career in meteorology.