Frank Somerville Biography
Frank Somerville is a famous Emmy award-winning American journalist who works as an anchor for KTVU FOX 2 in Oakland, California. Frank presents the station’s newscasts at 5 PM, 6 PM and 10 PM. He has been with KTVU since 1991.
Frank became a KTVU anchor in 1992 and started co-anchoring the evening shows in 2008, succeeding longtime local newscaster Dennis Richmond.
Frank Somerville Age
Frank is 63 years old as of the year 2021, he was born on 19 March 1958, in San Luis Obispo, California, United States of America. His birthday is on 19th March every year. He is an American by nationality and he belongs to white ethnicity.
Frank Somerville Height
Frank stands at an estimated height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 M).
Frank Somerville Body Measurements and Weight
Frank has not shared her exact Weight and his other body measurements with the public. However, this section will be updated as soon as the information regarding her exact weight is available.
Frank Somerville Education
Frank attended Berkeley High School where he graduated in 1976. He then joined San Francisco State University where he graduated with a Bachelors’s degree in journalism.
Frank Somerville Parents, Siblings
Frank was born in San Luis Obispo, California, and raised in Berkeley by his parents. However, details regarding his parents and siblings are not known to the public. When it comes to his name, Frank was named after his father’s childhood friend, Frank Patty, and his paternal grandfather, William Somerville.
Frank Somerville Family
When it comes to his nuclear family, Frank is happily married to his lovely wife Donna Wright Somerville and they are blessed with two daughters.
Frank Somerville Wife
Frank is married to Donna Wright Somerville, who is a television producer. The couple married in a spectacular wedding attended by a few guests and family members. Together the duo shares two adorable daughters Sydney Somerville and Callie Somerville.
However, Somerville has been a vegetarian since the age of 12. He has also stated that during his free time he goes to the gym together with his wife. Somerville works out and practices the Israeli martial art of Krav Maga.
Frank Somerville Daughter
As stated above, Somerville has two daughters altogether; Sydney Somerville and Callie Somerville. In an interview, Somerville revealed that Callie is the younger of the two. Frank also revealed that Callie Somerville was adopted in 2005 when she was a baby.
Callie was born in 2004. She is around 17 years of age as of 2021. Frank is clearly proud of both of his daughters, as evidenced by his frequent social media updates about Callie and Sydney. Previously, a picture of him styling his black, adopted daughter’s hair Callie went viral on the Internet.
Frank Somerville Salary
Frank Somerville Net Worth
Somerville‘s net worth is estimated to be $2 Million as of 2021. He has accumulated his fortunes through his primary source of income as a broadcast journalist at KTVU and also in businesses he has invested in.
Frank Somerville KTVU
Somerville has been associated with KTVU since 1981 when he first joined the station as an intern while attending San Francisco State University. He later joined full-time in 1991, becoming a co-anchor of the station’s morning news program in 1992.
He began co-anchoring the evening shows in 2008, succeeding longtime local newscaster Dennis Richmond. During his tenure of about four decades at KTVU, Somerville has won three Emmy awards for his work, including one for best on-camera news anchor.
What Happened to Frank Somerville
On September 26, 2021, Sommerville was suspended following alleged internal turmoil over coverage on Gabby Petito, the 22-year-old woman who was killed while on a long-distance van trip with her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie.
Somerville wanted to include a tagline in a segment about the case to highlight the disparity in coverage of white women’s missing person cases versus women of color. After the tagline was rejected, Somerville, who has an adopted black daughter, reportedly pushed back.
The request was rejected by KTVU news director Amber Eikel, who said the tagline was unsuitable, according to the source.
Reliable sources told the outlet that Somerville was informed by station management the following day that he was being suspended. His punishment came just six weeks after he took a medical leave of absence for health reasons on 30 May 2021, after he failed to read his teleprompter and slurred his words during a broadcast.
Somerville, on the other hand, believes he will not return to the station. The months-long tale involving Somerville could be coming to a close.
“All indications are that I’m never going to anchor at Channel 2 again,” he told the newspaper group.
Somerville also expressed guilt over the “drama” that happened over his urge to include a tagline regarding the media’s tendency to focus on missing white women over missing people of color, a phenomenon coined by broadcast journalist Gwen Ifill as “missing white woman syndrome.”
Frank Somerville Body measurements and Facts
- Full Names: Frank William Somerville
- Career / Profession: Journalist
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: White
- Age: 63 years old as of the year 2021
- Zodiac Sign: Pisces
- Date of Birth: 19 March 1958
- Birthday: 19th March
- Height: 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 M)
- Weight: Under review
- Marital Status: Married
- Wife/Spouse: Donna Wright Somerville
- Children: Sydney Somerville and Callie Somerville
- Net Worth: $2 Million as of 2021
- Salary: Average annual salary of $615,000
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