Dr. Neil Frank

Former Director National Hurricane Center
Former Chief Meteorologist KHOU-TV Houston

March 14, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Dr. Frank was the Director of the National Hurricane Center for 13 years before he retired from the Federal Government in 1987 to accept the position of Chief Meteorologist at the CBS Television station in Houston Texas (KHOU-TV). In June 2008, Neil retired for the second time and is currently living in the Houston area.

Neil started out in life to have a career in sports.  In 1949, he enrolled at Southwestern College, Kansas, where he majored in science and played basketball and tennis for 4 years.  Upon graduation Neil found the Air Force was looking for science majors to enter their weather program and this was the beginning of his career in meteorology.

Leaving the Air Force in 1957, Neil decided to pursue a career in tropical meteorology.  He enrolled in the graduate school at Florida State University where he earned a Master’s Degree and Ph.D. in meteorology. After graduation, Neil joined the National Hurricane Center in 1961.

During his retirement, Dr. Frank has become a manmade global warming “skeptic”. Skeptics are convinced meteorological data overwhelming show CO2 is not a major factor in the global temperature. 

Neil and his childhood sweetheart Velma are both committed Christians.  They were married in 1952.  They have three grown children, ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren.