Who is Lisa Villegas?
Lisa was born in Pittsburg, Texas USA in 1988; while the exact date of her birth is not known, she is from a Latino family and is best known for being a weather forecast girl, having gained most of her fame while working for CBS 11 station.
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Early life and education
There is not much known about Lisa’s early life, as she doesn’t talk about her parents or her siblings either, but mentioned in one of her interviews that she grew up with her siblings. She says that she spent her entire childhood in Texas, and spent a lot of time outdoors which she is grateful for, as she loves nature and being out in the open. Lisa attended and matriculated from high school where she was voted as homecoming queen, then went on to attend Kaplan College in San Antonio, and was one of the cheerleaders there. She was already interested in journalism and began working at local stations which was a part of her curriculum. She went on to study at Embrey Riddle Aeronautical University, and got her bachelor’s degree in meteorology in 2010.
Lisa began work full-time for the TV station KRGV-TV, based in the Rio Grande Valley metropolitan area and is an ABC affiliate – the channel can be seen on DirecTV and Charter Spectrum – so she had to move to work for it but she didn’t mind it as she became more experienced in the field of meteorology. She left KRGV-TV after she was offered a place at CBS 11 KHOU, which she accepted in order to be close to her hometown as it is based near Houston. This particular network is not owned by CBS directly, but is considered to be the second biggest CBS affiliate, right behind Atlanta – both of these stations are owned by Tegna Inc. Company. In 2011, out of the blue, the station announced that Lisa was no longer going to work for them as she had found herself a new job.
She is currently working as the Chief Meteorologist on KOLD/KMSB-TV network, where she started in October 2017.
Personal life and likes
Lisa is one of those people who want to keep their personal life to themselves, and there is therefore not much known about any romantic relationships. She’s never posted anything on her social media platforms about potential boyfriends, and manages to keep everything a secret – she appears to be single at the moment, has never married, and doesn’t have any kids.
Lisa loves spending time in nature and prefers to be outside than between four walls – she has been a big fan of the Steelers, and Pirates and Penguins hockey teams since she was a child. She is a great salsa dancer which is something to be expected from a girl with Latino blood, and enjoys to paddle board. She loves animals and is a mom to her Chihuahua dog named Biscuit – you can find photos of Biscuit on her social media accounts.
Wow!!! I had a blast at #VegOut this weekend!
I was able to speak about my #Vegan lifestyle and enjoy some delicious food!!
— Lisa Villegas (@WxVillegas) April 15, 2019
Stations usually choose hot and attractive girls to work as meteorologists for a good reason. However, some people claimed that Lisa crossed the line when she allegedly dressed rather provocatively, which did not respect the stations’ standards for reporters. Some rumors say that she was fired from CBS 11 because of some photos which she posted on her social media accounts, and were considered to be ‘too sexy’ by the executives. Lisa is said to have gone out with her two best friends and was wearing a low cut mini dress which was a very tight fit, and posted the pictures of that night on her Instagram account, and as soon as the executives saw them, they contacted her and asked her to remove the photos as they went against the station’s image. It took Lisa two days to remove the photos but all of these things caused tension between her and the executives which eventually led to her leaving the network.
The CBS station already had some controversies following their work, including when Feds sued them for age discrimination when they hired a TV traffic reporter.
Philanthropy and volunteering
Although she doesn’t have much free time, Lisa never misses events such as United Way’s Days of Caring – she attended the event on 19th and 20th October 2018 and they cleaned considerable trash from several public locations, planted new trees and also had fun – the event took place in Tucson in Southern Arizona.
Appearance and net worth
Lisa is currently 30 or 31 years old as her exact birth of date is not known. She has long brown hair, brown eyes, is 5ft 6ins (1.7m) tall and weighs around 130lbs (59kgs).
According to authoritative sources, Lisa’s current net worth is estimated to be over $300,000 while it is said that TV meteorologist makes more than $60,000 per year.
Social media presence
Lisa is very active on several social media platforms which is something to be expected from a media personality such as her – she launched her Twitter account in May 2011 and has so far gathered more than 10,000 followers and tweeted nearly 15,000 times. She is popular on Instagram as well – her account is followed by over 11,500 followers while she’s posted around 350 pictures. She also has a Facebook page called “Chief Meteorologist Lisa Villegas” which is followed by almost 40,000 people.