Who is Frank Field?
Frank Field is an American television personality and former meteorologist. He worked in New York City for five decades covering weather, science and health related topics. He was influential in helping to promote the Heimlich Maneuver to help victims of food choking.
Frank Field Age
Field is 100 years old as of 2023. He was born on March 30, 1923 in Brooklyn, New York, United States.
Frank Field Family
Field is of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry. “Feld” was the original family name, which means “field” in German. To Americanize his surname, it was altered to Field. His parents immigrated to the United States in 1909, and his extended family who remained in Europe died during the Holocaust. Field returned to WCBS on assignment to look for family relics and created a one-hour show Journey of the Heart, which included an emotional encounter with Elie Wiesel.
Frank Field Wife
Field has not shared his relationship status. He prefers to keep his relationship and personal life private. We shall update this section as soon as he shares his partner.
Frank Field Children
Field has two children, a son named Storm Field and a daughter named Allison Field. Storm was a meteorologist at WABC-TV and WCBS. He was also the Chief Meteorologist at WWOR-TV where he got the opportunity to work with his father. Allison was also a meteorologist at WCBS-TV. She starred in few movies where she played the role of reporters or newscasts.
Frank Field Education
Field studied meteorology at Brown University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in geology from Brooklyn College. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in optometry from Columbia University, and an O.D. degree from the Massachusetts College of Optometry.
Frank Field Career As a Journalist
Field started his career in 1958 at WRCA-TV, which later became WNBC-TV in 1960, and stayed there for more than 25 years. He was a friend of Johnny Carson’s and a regular on The Tonight Show. Field moved to competitor WCBS-TV on August 12, 1984, and stayed for 11 years.
Later, he spent two years at WNYW-TV before concluding his weather forecasting career at WWOR-TV. Field was well-known for his research reports on new technology and pharmaceuticals. In the 1970s and 1980s, he hosted a nationally syndicated health program called Health Field, which aired on WNBC.
He also hosted WLNY’s Medical Update, a similar health news program for the North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System. He also produced the documentary Plan To Get Out Alive, in which he utilized a simulated house fire to show viewers how to survive such a disaster.
What ever happened to Storm Field?
Field was dismissed by WWOR after 10 years due to budget cuts at both WWOR and sister station WNYW, and was replaced by Audrey Puente, a former WCBS weather personality. He retired shortly thereafter.