Bill Balleza Biography
Bill Balleza is an American Emmy-award winning television news reporter and anchor. He co-anchors the channel 2(KPRC) newscast with Dominique Sachse. Balleza’s contract with KPRC expires in 2021.This is 50 years after he began as a television news reporter…Balleza attended San Antonio college from where he graduated in 1973 with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism.
How old is Bill Balleza? – Age
Balleza was born in 1947 in San Antonio, Texas. He is 73 years old as of year 2020.
Bill Balleza family
Balleza was born the oldest of six children. Balleza’s maternal grandfather was Francisco Ibarra who was born in Monclova Mexico in 1894. He died in 1960. Bill’s grandmother, Tomasa died in 1960 of breast cancer at the age of 67 years old.
Bill Balleza Wife -Married
Balleza is married to Melissa Loh. The couple has three children and two grandchildren. Being an avid woodworker, he has made furniture for families that he and his Channel 2 cilleagues sponsored for Houston Habitat for humanity.
Bill Balleza Channel 2
Balleza had served as the dean of Houston anchors. Having served at the Channel for close to 50 years, Balleza says that he will have 50 years in the business and be the longest-running anchor on Channel 2. Previously, Ward left Channel 13 after 50 years on the air.
Balleza covered the death of pope John Paul ll from the vatican in 2005 and also the election of pope Francis in 2013. Balleza’s reporting on the deadly fertilizer company explosion in West, Texas earned him an Emmy award. Balleza also covered the shooting of U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson. He further covered the Murrah Federal Building explosion in Oklahoma city, and also the crash of American Flight 587 in New York, one month after the 9-11 attacks.
During his time at Channel 2, he has shared the news desk with respected newscasters such as Paul Zahn, Jan Carson, and Linda Lorelle.
Bill Balleza Net worth
Balleza has made a big fortune from his work. However, neither the estimated nor the exact amount of his salary is revealed.