Frank Somerville - Updated Dec 2023

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Frank Somerville

Frank Somerville is famous for being an American journalist. Frank Somerville has received 3 Emmy awards at KTVU. Also, he has received the best on-camera news anchor.

Early Life and Education

On March 19, 1958, Frank Somerville was born in San Luis Obispo, California, US. As of now, he is already 64 years old and his zodiac sign is Pisces.

Additionally, he spent his childhood in Berkeley and was raised there. As per the sources, he was named after his father’s friend Frank Patty.

And, also his paternal grandfather, William Somerville. Not of his family details are revealed yet i.e, parents, siblings, and more.

For his education, he attended Berkeley High School and graduated in 1976. Later on, he attended San Francisco State Univerity for further education.

Frank Somerville – Net Worth 2023

The estimated net worth of Frank Somerville is $2 million.

Personal Life

Frank Somerville is living a happy married life with his wife Donna Wright Somerville. Thus, his wife worked as a television producer.

The date of their marriage is not revealed yet but, their wedding was only attended by a few guests and family members.

Later on, they were blessed with daughters named Sydney Somerville and Callie Somerville.

Frank Somerville

Caption: Frank Somerville with his daughter. Source: Twitter

In his free time, he is spotted going to the gym with his wife together. In addition, he works out and practices the Israeli martial art of Krav Maga.

According to the sources, he has been a vegetarian since the age of 12.

In an interview, he revealed that Callie was adopted in 2005 when she was a baby and was born in 2004. Undoubtedly, he is a proud father of his daughters.

Career and Professional Life

In 1981, Frank Somerville was an intern at KTVU while attending San Francisco State University.

Later, he worked at local stations in Santa Rosa, California; Minneapolis, after his graduation. Additionally, he also worked in Minnesota; and Providence, Rhode Island.

Thus, it was all before returning to the Bay Area. In 1992, he became co-anchor of KTVU’s morning news program. Therefore, it was the first anchor of the 5 p.m. newscast when it launched in 2005.

Moving on, he was named co-anchor of the 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts. Similarly, it was after replacing 40-year veteran Dennis Richmond, in 2008.

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Caption: Frank Somerville while hosting his show. Source: Internet Archive

He apologized on behalf of KTVU for an incident in which racist pilot names were read out, in 2013.

Thus, it was in a broadcast on Asiana Airlines Flight 214. Similarly, he took a personal leave of absence from KTVU following an on-air incident, in June 2021.

And, it was when he struggled to read the script for several stories. Therefore, he appeared to slur his words. On August 4, he finally returned to the anchor chair.

This time it was without addressing the incident that saw his brief departure.

More about career

He was suspended for disobedience after seeking to keep a “tag” concerning domestic violence, in September 2021.  Additionally, also “missing white woman syndrome” in a story on the Gabby Petito case.

He had an interview with the Bay Area News Group, in November 2021.  And, he said that KTVU had not contacted him and that “All indications are that I’m never going to anchor at Channel 2 again.”

Therefore, he was arrested on suspicion of driving. Thus, it was under the influence after an automobile collision, on December 30, 2021.

Unfortunately, he was suspended from KTVU would become permanent. During that time, his contract expired and KTVU decided not to re-sign him.

Body Measurements

Frank is good-looking, handsome, and stands tall. But, his height, weight, body measurement, shoe size, etc are still jot unfolded.

Moreover, the journalist has brown hair color and dark brown pairs of eyes.

Frank Somerville – Social Media

He is active on his Instagram account named @FrankSomerville1, with 11.9k followers. Similarly, he has a verified Twitter account named @FrankSomervilleKTVU.

He joined the account in May 2013 and has 9,364 followers as of now. And, he has a verified Facebook account with 595k followers.