Frank Somerville Biography

Frank Somerville is a well-known American Anchor for KTUV News. He has been awarded three Emmy awards at KTUV which also includes the category of a Best on-Camera news anchor. His Twitter account has 7,834 followers. Currently, he has been on leave from 3rd June onwards due to his slur in speech.

Early Life

Frank was born in San Luis, Obispo, California, United States on 19th March 1958. The details about his parents and siblings have not been shared with the media yet. But he had a paternal grandfather whose name was William Somerville. He grew up in a joyful and supportive environment. Frank completed his high school studies at Berkeley High School and was graduated in the year 1976. Later for his further and higher studies he went to San Francisco State University. By looking at his career he must have gained knowledge about Journalism.

Frank Somerville Career

In 1981 he began his career by working as an intern at KTVU. After he completed his studies he began working at local stations in Santa Rosa, California, Providence Rhode Island, Minnesota, and many more places in the field of Journalism. In 1992 he was hired as co-anchor of the station’s morning news program and was also the 1st anchor of the 5 pm newscast.  Later in 2008, he was hired as co-anchor of 6 pm and 10 pm newscasts.

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Since then he has been devoted to the KTVU channel and is also been respected by his colleagues. Recently on a Sunday broadcast, he was seen slurring in his speech while on air. So the KTVU News Director Amber Eikel has allegedly taken him off-air until further notice. The issue also raised concern over his health. For now, he might be taking a break and will be sharing his views through his social media account.


In 2013 he had to apologize for an incident on Asiana Airlines Flight 214 where racist pilot names were read out on the broadcast. After that incident, he has been careful while speaking. He also keeps his personal and work life separate and away from the media.

Frank Somerville Biography

Real Name Frank William Somerville
Birth Date 19 March 1958
Age (as of 2021) 63 Years
Birth Place San Luis Obispo, California, United States
Nationality American
Profession Journalist
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Pisces

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 9” – in Centimeters – 175 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 85 kg  –  in Pounds –  187 lbs
Shoe Size 11 (U.S.)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Blue
Body Type Average


Father Not Known
Mother Not Known
Sister Not Known
Brother Not Known


School Berkeley High School
College San Francisco State University

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Affair No
Is he a Gay? No
Wife? Donna Wright Somerville
Children Two (Callie Somerville, Sydney Somerville)
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Personal Life

Frank tied a knot with Donna Wright Somerville who is a Television producer. The couple is blessed with two daughters named Callie Somerville and Sydney Somerville. They like to keep their personal life private and away from the limelight.

Frank Somerville Net Worth

Frank has earned a lot from his anchoring career. He works for the KTVU channel. According to sources his average salary ranges from $56,558 to $122,146. The exact details about his net worth have not yet been shared with the media yet. Some other sources of his income are brand endorsement and sponsorship.


  • He was raised in Berkeley, California.
  • Frank has been named after his father’s childhood friend named Frank Patty.
  • He must have studied journalism at San Francisco State University.
  • At the age of 12, he became a vegetarian.
  • Frank has been practicing the Israeli martial art of Krav Maga.
  • He was the replacement of Dennis Richmond in 2008.
  • He is a huge supporter of the California Golden Bears Football team.

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