Wednesday, May 29

Chris Higgins Bio, FOX 2, Height, Age, Relatives, Spouse, Salary, and Net Worth


Chris Higgins Biography

Chris Higgins is an American in the meteorology field who works for FOX 2 as a weather reporter on Monday–Friday on Fox 2 News in the Morning. He started his career as an intern in 1990. Before joining the station in February 1994, Higgins worked for the U.S. Air Force Reserve as a Director of Inspection.

Chris Higgins Photo
Higgins Photo

Chris Higgins Height

Higgins stands at a rough height of 5 feet and 7 inches.

Chris Higgins Age

Higgins is 34 years old. He was born on November 2, 1970, in the USA.

Chris Higgins Relatives and Family

Higgins was born in the St. Louis area, however, he keeps information regarding his family and relatives away from the public eye. However, we will update this information once it’s available to the public.

Chris Higgins Spouse and Children

Higgins is happily married to his loving wife Debbie, however, he manages to keep his marital and relationship status private. Nonetheless, we will update this information when details regarding it are available to the public.

Chris Higgins Education

Higgins attended De Smet Jesuit High School in 1988 and later graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Meteorology from St. Louis University in 1992.

Professional Life

Chris Higgins Career

Higgins works for FOX 2 as a weather reporter, he started his career as an intern in 1990. Before joining the station in February 1994, Higgins worked for the U.S. Air Force Reserve as a Director of Inspection.

He has a lifetime of knowledge about our unpredictable weather. Higgins has lived through them all, including the extremely severe winters of the late 1970s, the “Blizzard of ’82,” the “Drought of ’88,” or the “Great Flood of ’93, as well as the “New Year’s Eve Tornado” and the “Good Friday Tornado.”

He relocated to Joplin, Missouri, in the midst of “Tornado Alley,” where he worked as the chief meteorologist at KODE-TV for two exhilarating years after I graduated from SLU in 1992.

He returned to St. Louis in 1994 and began working for FOX 2 as the weekend meteorologist. In 2014, he was promoted to main forecaster for Fox 2 News at 11 p.m. (Monday through Friday).

He was pleased to earn the first of his eight Emmy awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in October 2002 for his work in weather reporting and forecasting.

After passing a demanding written test that covered many facets of atmospheric and natural sciences, he became the first meteorologist in St. Louis history to acquire the American Meteorological Society’s Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) certification in July 2006.

He fulfilled a lifelong desire in June 2003 when he received his commission as an officer in the Air Force Reserve. Higgins was sent to the Middle East’s deserts during the summer of 2008 to aid in the battles in Iraq and Afghanistan.

He has twice been named the Reserve Component’s Weather Officer of the Year by the United States Air Force. The first real-world Tornado Watch ever issued by the United States Air Force was sent out by him in 2013, while he was working on the Storm Prediction Center backup team.

Last but not least, he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in 2019 and hopes to retire as a “Light Colonel” in 2023.

Chris Higgins Net Worth

Higgins has garnered a net worth ranging from $1 million to $6 million during his successful career as a journalist.

Chris Higgins Salary

Higgins receives an approximate annual salary of $110, 000.

Chris Higgins Social Media

Higgins has active social media platforms, i.e. Facebook, and Twitter. He has a following of over 84K on Facebook and a following of over 21K on Twitter.


At FOX 2, Higgin works alongside his fellow journalists and meteorologists;

  1. Andy Banker
  2. Tim Ezell
  3. Jeff Bernthal
  4. John Fuller
  5. Mike Colombo
  6. Dan Gray
  7. Margie Ellisor
  8. Ty Hawkins
  9. Daniel Esteve
  10. Kelley Hoskins
  11. Chelsea Haynes