Greg Fields Biography
Greg Fields is an American meteorologist and a weather broadcaster. Currently he is broadcasting at WFAA-TV. He has been working for the station for more than two decades now. Growing up in Lexington, Kentucky, Greg became interested in the weather to overcome a fear of it.
In 1974 when he was a toddler, his area was hit by “Super Outbreak” of tornadoes. His first job in TV was a cameraman. Before he got into television he had however worked as a letter carrier. He did the job for one year after his graduation.
Greg began his career as a forecaster in 1989 in his hometown of Lexington, Kentucky. He then moved to Tampa, Florida and Kansas City. In April 1998, Greg joined WFAA-TV in Dallas, Texas. He received his master’s degree in Biblical & Theological Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary.
On his weather reporting career, he had a flight into the thunderstorms where lightning struck the plane. He captured the video of the bolt, which hit on the airplane. The video became one of his rarest moment that he has ever captured in the camera. During his free time, the weather fanatic spends time visiting school areas. He also spends some time teaching the kids about the weather.
Born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, Greg completed his education at Western Kentucky University. He graduated with a degree in Physical Geography/Meteorology. He has earned the American Meteorological Society’s (AMS) Seal of Approval for his on-air work as a meteorologist.
He and his wife Robbie became the co-hosts of the women’s service organization. They became co hosts recently on March 2018. Also hosting The Trinity Texas Chapter of The Links Inc. on its 11th annual Diamond and Sneakers Gala at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas. Even if the duo is mostly centered toward their work, they like to spend the quality family time with their daughter.
Greg Fields Age
Greg was born in Lexington, Kentucky, United states of America. He was born around the year 1969 or early 1970s. He is probably in his late 40s or early 50s.
Greg Fields Net Worth
Greg has worked as a meterologist for almost two decades. For all this time he has accumulated massive wealth. He has worked as a meteorologist on WFAA-TV in Dallas, Texas where he delivers the forecasting of the earth’s atmospheric phenomena in the newscasts. In 1998, he joined the WFAA as the Weekend Evening Meteorologist.
Three years later, he moved to the Daybreak newscast in April 2001. The average base pay for a meteorologist in the Dallas, Texas area is approximately $61,274 per year. This does not include the additional cash allowances and per diems. They also receive an additional salary which covers cash bonus, commission, and tips.
It would be no surprise that Greg has an appromated net worth that runs to millions. His net worth is however currently under review. We will update you on the actual figures soon.
Greg Fields Wife And Daughter | Greg Fields WFAA Daughter
Greg has been married to her wife Robbie Owens for more than twenty years. Robbie is also a TV personality who moved to Dallas after working briefly at the local station with the News Of Texas. She is currently working at KTVT-TV.
In 2004, Greg and Robbie were blessed with a daughter. The pair often attends various events and shares their romantic relationship on social media. An ndication that they are happily married. The couple was seen sharing their testimony of practical lessons in an event organized by New Life Fellowship in September, 2016.
New Life Fellowship is a religious center based in Arlington, Texas. They enjoy a strong relationship. He once realized that he had put on his wife’s ring by mistake while in studio.
Greg Fields Religion
In 2018, Greg accomplished something that is not directly related to the weather: He received his master’s degree in Biblical & Theological Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. Commenting to the reactions he received on social media, he said.
“I’m still the same person,” “People just saw me in the cap and gown and, all of a sudden — it’s as though I’m a different person. I’m still Greg. I’m still the meteorologist in the morning. That’s not changing.”
He celebrated his 20th year at WFAA in April 2018 and has no plans to leave. He had been off the news desk for a few days and fans could not sto speculating. However the degree was just a confirmation of his strong faith in christianity.
“I’ve been a Christian since I was 7 years old,” he said “So it’s always been a part of who I am. So just that desire for knowledge and to be better equipped to live the life that God wants me to live and to help other people along the way, that’s really my motivation.”
“I professed my belief in Jesus Christ and I wanted to be baptized. That’s what we have to do: We have to believe it first, and then confess it with our mouths, and I was able to do that at 7 years old. It was a Holy Spirit thing moving me to do that, and I remember the feeling that I got from it.”
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Greg Fields Interview
Q: How did you get into meteorology?
Greg Fields: I actually used to be afraid of the weather as a kid. So to get over the fear of storms, I started reading about weather and tornadoes and all that kind of stuff. That’s where it all started — I was maybe 7 years old or so.
Q: So, fast forward to Western Kentucky University. Were you planning on weather forecasting?
Greg Fields: Well, then I studied meteorology in the University, but I had no plans to go into TV—I was really shy and didn’t like speaking in front of people, so this particular job was really a total accident.
Q: How did you end up in Dallas?
Greg Fields: It’s a funny story actually. I was in Tyler, TX. That was my first full-time job in the early ’90s. I used to come out to Dallas in the early ’90s with friends and such, and I said, “This is where I want to live.”
I kind of fell in love with Dallas. I moved around a little bit, but when the opportunity arose to come back to Dallas, I took a chance. I was fortunate enough to get the job at WFAA, and I’ve been here ever since.
Q: How long have you been here?
Greg Fields: I’ve been here for about 20 years. A true Dallasite.
Q: How do you feel forecasting weather has changed over the past 20 years, if it has at all?
Greg Fields: Oh it’s definitely changed. I feel we’ve gotten a lot better at it, believe it or not — although the average man on the street may say otherwise. Our technology has gotten a lot better over the past decades, so we’re more accurate. I think that helps people a lot — especially gardeners.
Q: Have you felt that the viewer’s expectations of weather communication have changed?
Greg Fields: Yes, I think they expect a lot more. People want to know exactly what’s going to happen. “Is it going to be raining on my backyard picnic?” And then we meteorologists do the best we can. I think people expect accurate information, and the audience has gotten more sophisticated.
Q: How do you describe the seasons in the DFW area?
Greg Fields: Laughs
Seasons can be fickle here at times. We don’t get the true fall — and I love fall — but you don’t get a true fall in regards to the changing of colors. Still, though, there is a transition. We get crisp fall days, and winter — meh, not so much. We have what I call cold snaps. It dips below 30°F and then it warms right back up, but I don’t mind that so much. I’m not a big cold and ice person. It stays fairly mild through the winter months.
Spring can be very volatile — although last spring was highly unusual because it stayed cold and wet. Typically yes, that’s when we get the hail and the tornadoes. Then, once we get into late June, July, August — every true Texan knows. It’s 95 -100° F every day.
Q: What’s a typical day for you?
Greg Fields: A typical day for me starts very early — around 2 in the morning. So I do the morning show, we go on at 4:30 a.m. and that’s just a normal day. If the weather’s bad, I typically wake up a little earlier, may have to stay later. But I usually air from around 2 – 10 a.m., maybe noon if I have to do the midday show.
Q: What’s your favorite part about weather forecasting?
Greg Fields: I love that it’s always changing — except when we get in the middle of summer, I suppose. Most days, there’s something different and exciting to talk about. You wake up, and you talk about whatever’s happening that day. It’s usually different than the day before.
Q: Do you do any growing/gardening?
Greg Fields: I’m not a big gardener — my wife has a green thumb, and she likes to get out and get dirty, planting flowers. She tries to do vegetables, but the problem with doing vegetables in our yard is that the rabbits come out and eat everything up.