• Lisa Villegas is an American meteorologist, best known for her work with KOLD/KMSB TV.
• Her net worth is estimated to be around $300,000.
• She grew up in a traditional Latino family and studied at Kaplan College and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
• She was removed from CBS 11 after posting "too sexy" photos on her social media accounts.
• She is highly active online and has a social media presence on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Who is Lisa Villegas?
Lisa Villegas was born in 1988, in the United States of America, and is a meteorologist, best known for her work with KOLD/KMSB TV, a television station based in Tucson, Arizona. She previously worked for CBS 11, but controversy while working there lead to her departure from the network.
The Wealth of Lisa Villegas
How rich is Lisa Villegas? As of early-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is $300,000, earned through a successful career in meteorology. She’s served with numerous television stations over the course of her career, and as she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Education
Lisa grew up in a traditional Latino family though, very little is known about her family including her parents, except that she had siblings, and they were raised in Texas. Her childhood was filled with a lot of outdoor experiences, and she later mentioned that she really enjoyed her childhood because of that. It is not known which high school she attended, but she was apparently very popular during her teens. She described herself as a complete girly girl and was even voted homecoming queen by her peers.
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 endeavor 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.
One of the reasons why Lisa has a lot of fans and followers is due to her physical attractiveness as well as her personality which shines during broadcasts. Some have criticized her for at times going with outfits that would thread the needle when it came to what was acceptable for company standards for reporters. After being released from CBS 11, it was revealed that she was removed from the company after she had posted some photos on her social media accounts which were dubbed by executives as too sexy.
The story goes that she went for a night out along with two of her friends and posted a photo of all of them together on Instagram in which she wore a low cut mini dress which was very form fitting. CBS11 contacted her after the photos were posted, stating that what she wore did not fit into the station’s image. Since she posted news and photos on her accounts, it was better if that type of look was not associated with her professional side, and demanded that she remove the picture, which she did after 48 hours. However, that was not the end of the story, as the issue caused some tension between her and executives; eventually, she decided to leave the network.
For her personal life, very little is known about 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.
Similar to numerous broadcast personalities, she is highly active online through accounts on major social media websites. She has an Instagram account on which she posts a lot of personal photos along with photos of her while at work. She also posts a few videos which include her travelling to various locations. She has a Twitter account too on which she mainly reports on the weather, giving updates to her 10,000 followers – her page updates several times in the day as the weather changes. She also has a Facebook page which she updates including videos and photos of her weather reports. She also posts a few videos from time to time.