Brian Hackney Biography
Brian Hackney is an American Emmy Award-Winning meteorologist working for KPIX5 serving as an anchor as well as a meteorologist. He anchors both the news and weather at the CBS-owned station in San Francisco.
Brian Hackney Education
Hackney attended California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo in 1980 and attained two degrees in Physics and Electronic Engineering graduating in 1986.
Brian Hackney Career
Hackney nonetheless appeared nationally on Good Morning America, where he co-hosted with Charlie Gibson and Joan Lunden, and the CBS Evening News. While with ”Good Morning America,” he provided reports in his role as a meteorologist. He also co-hosted the national Emmy award-winning Newton’s Apple and frequently hosts forums at the Commonwealth Club, broadcast nationally on NPR. Additionally, he co-hosted PBS’s longest-running family science program. He is also the Director of the College of Science & Math board at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where he was recognized as Outstanding Alumnus in 2013—the highest honor Cal Poly can bestow on a graduate.
Hackney worked for a short time with Raytheon Electromagnetic Systems Division in Santa Barbara where he served as an associate design engineer. He was first hired as a broadcast journalist at KSBY in San Luis Obispo where he served as a news anchor and meteorologist. Hackney then moved to the NBC affiliate in San Diego, and finally at the ABC, NBC, and CBS-affiliated stations in San Francisco. He has traveled to many states so as to enclose major stories and weather terrors. For instance, he went to Switzerland and Tierra del Fuego in Chile. He has also managed to interview many people who are public figures including Paul McCartney, Carl Sagan, and Edward Teller.
Brian Hackney Age
Hackney was born on November 12, 1957, in Hollister, California, the United States of America. He is therefore 64 years old as of 2021.
Brian Hackney Height
Hackney stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Brian Hackney Family
Hackney has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Hackney has any siblings.
Brian Hackney Wife
Hackney is very private about his personal life therefore it is not known if he is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of him being in any past relationship with anyone.
Brian Hackney Salary
Hackney earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Brian Hackney Net Worth
Hackney has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through being a meteorologist.
Brian Hackney Awards
Hackney has also managed to win several awards ever since his career began. For instance, he won 18 Emmy awards for everything from best news anchor to best documentary to best news reporting to best weather anchor to best writing. He won five Emmy awards in the summer of 2013 whereby he represented more than half the total awards won by the station, and more than any other single individual. He also attained two National Associated Press Mark Twain awards for Best Documentary (“Hitchcock: Step By Step”). In 2013, he won the Best Weathercast and shared the Peabody award for his contributions to KGO’s legendary coverage of the Loma Prieta earthquake.
Brian Hackney KPIX 5
Hackney is working at KPIX 5 where he works alongside other famous KPIX 5 anchors and reporters including;
- Ryan Yamamoto
- Amanda Starrantino
- Len Kiese
- Elizabeth Cook
- Allen Martin
- Ken Bastida
- Juliette Goodrich
- Andrea Nakano
- Paul Heggen
- Darren Peck
- Mary Lee