Brian Wilkes Biography
Brian Wilkes is an American meteorologist who serves FOX 59 as the chief meteorologist. He joined the station in July 1995 and has served the station for more than 2 and a half decades.
Brian Wilkes Age
Wilkes is 53 years old as of 2021. He was born in 1968, in Indiana, United States. He likes to keep his personal life private hence he has not yet disclosed the month and date he was born. It is therefore not known when he celebrates his birthday.
Brian Wilkes Height
Wilkes stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches.
Brian Wilkes Family
Wilkes has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Wilkes has any siblings.
Brian Wilkes Wife
Wilkes is married to Gigi since 2008. They reside in Indiana, United States in the gorgeous home they bought in August of 2014. They have two children, Olive and Monkey (aka Coach Monkey Bear).
Brian Wilkes Net Worth
Wilkes has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his career as a meteorologist.
Brian Wilkes Salary
Wilkes earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Brian Wilkes Education
Wilkes attended Columbia College where he graduated with a bachelor of science degree in science communication. Wilkes completed a two-and-a-half-year internship at WGN-9 (Chicago), under Meteorologist Tom Skilling.
Brian Wilkes Career
Wilkes serves FOX 59 as the chief meteorologist. He joined the station in July 1995 and has served the station for more than 2 and a half decades. Wilkes’ fascination with weather began early in fourth grade. While growing up on the far south side of Chicago, the blizzard of 1979 kept him out of school for two weeks!
This sparked his excitement for the weather, which continues to this day. He is a member of both the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. Wilkes received his Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association in August of 1996. He started his career as the chief meteorologist at his first station WSJV-TV, currently, the Fox Affiliate in Elkhart, Indiana for their 6 and 10 p.m. shows.
While at WSJV, Wilkes produced, wrote, and hosted a documentary on the Palm Sunday tornadoes that ripped through South Bend in April of 1965. Actually, it is not all serious business all the time. He showed his playful side in 2001 when he hosted and sang with his posses orchestra during the “Singin’, Swingin’ Holiday Special”, which featured several musical artists within Central Indiana.
Not only does he like to forecast the weather, but he as well enjoys teaching. He can be found visiting central Indiana schools throughout the year the time he’s not in front of the camera.
Brian Wilkes Awards
During his time in Indianapolis, Wilkes has been honored with numerous awards. He was later awarded an Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 1996 for his serious weather special “Blown Away,” which he hosted and co-produced. He has also hosted two other severe weather specials “Ahead of the Storm” which won an Emmy in 2001.
Wilkes is working at FOX59 where he works alongside other famous FOX59 anchors and reporters including;
- Colby Thelen
- Kayla Sullivan
- Dan Spehler
- Kelly Reinke
- Zach Myers
- Russ McQuaid
- Nick McGill
- Krista McEnany
- Darius Johnson
- Jill Glavan
- Ray Cortopassi
- Melissa Crash
- Courtney Crown
- Britt Baker
- Beairshelle Edmé
- Sherman Burdette
- Dave Griffiths
- Mike Sullivan
- Jessica Hayes
- Alexa Green
Brian Wilkes Social Media Platforms
Wilkes is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Facebook and Twitter. He has over 16,000 followers on Twitter and 25,000 followers on Facebook.