Frank Somerville co-anchors the weekday editions of KTVU Channel 2 News at 5, KTVU Channel 2 News at 6, and “The Ten O’Clock News on KTVU Channel 2. In January 1992, Somerville joined San Francisco’s KTVU Channel 2’s Mornings on two and The Noon News.
Many years ago, the Berkeley native worked as an intern at KTVU. He worked as an anchor-reporter at WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island, and KFTY in Santa Rosa, California.
His half-hour special about the quake was nominated for an Emmy. He also received an Associated Press Award for Best Spot News for covering fire in downtown Providence.
Similarly, an award for Best Feature Piece for a story about an 87-year-old hockey player.
Frank Somerville is married to Donna Wright Somerville.
Donna Wright is a former producer. She worked as a national television producer, talent consultant, and show development producer in NBC, CBS, History Channel, HGTV.
KTVU News Anchor Frank Somerville and Donna Wright have been married for decades. He proposed to his wife Donna on the Phil Donahue show live while anchoring Mornings on 2 in San Francisco.
And the outcome of that proposal, in which Somerville dropped down on one knee on the air, was broadcast across the country. Thank God she said yes! he remarked later.
The couples have two daughters.
Even though Frank Somerville has become one of the station’s most famous faces over the years, having appeared on-air for more than two decades, he maintains his personal life private.
Very little is known about the couple and the daughters.
However, He did open up a bit in an interview with the National Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences.
He talked Off-camera about how he and his wife like working out at the gym together. Somerville subsequently gushed about their time together at the gym, saying, Donna and I motivate one other to keep pushing.
Somerville also mentions his two kids, Callie and Sydney, in the same interview. In one of his Let’s Be Frank segments, the news anchor previously discussed fatherhood and parenting his kids.
One of their daughters is adopted?
In a 2011 interview, Frank Somerville was straightforward about adopting Callie and bringing his two kids together.
According to Somerville: “My youngest daughter is adopted, and she is also black. I only mention this because adopting Callie is what I am most proud of in my life since I can now say that I have made a difference in someone’s life in my own manner.
Callie, on the other hand, has made a significant difference in my life.”
“Also, I think the most interesting thing in the world is that my white biological child will grow up with a Black child as her best friend, and my Black child will grow up with a white child as her closest friend.
It doesn’t get any better than that, does it? “Somerville went on.
Frank Somerville is undeniably pleased with his children, and he usually updates Callie and Sydney on social media.
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