Eric Fisher is Chief Meteorologist for CBS Boston’s WBZ-TV News and anchors weather segments weeknights at 5PM, 6PM, and 11PM, as well as WBZ-TV News at 10PM on myTV38 (WSBK-TV). He is also a frequent contributor the CBS News, often found reporting on breaking severe weather across the country on the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley.
Born and raised in New England, Eric says there are few places on earth that produce weather like this little corner of the U.S. It offers the challenges of blockbuster snowstorms, hurricanes, tornadoes, heat waves, frigid cold snaps and dramatic seasonal shifts. Eric vividly remembers Memorial Day of 1995 as a day that helped solidify his path as a meteorologist, when an infamous tornado ripped through Great Barrington in the Berkshires. Glued to the red warnings crawling across the screen and watching the radar, his career in weather was born.
Fisher joined WBZ-TV News from The Weather Channel in Atlanta where he spent three years as a Meteorologist. He produced and delivered national forecasts and contributed to numerous live reports on extreme weather for The Weather Channel, NBC Nightly News, TODAY and MSNBC. Some of the most notable events Fisher reported from include the Moore, Oklahoma tornado in 2013; the 2011 tornado Super Outbreak; Hurricanes Sandy, Irene, and Isaac; and the massive blizzards that essentially shut down New York City in December of 2010 and Boston in February of 2013. Recent times have unfortunately provided no shortage of natural disasters. Previously Fisher worked as the morning meteorologist at WGGB-TV in Springfield, Massachusetts.
A supporter of science and learning, Eric is a member of both the Mount Washington Observatory and the Blue Hill Observatory here in New England. Eric is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany (SUNY) with a B.S. degree in Atmospheric Science and a minor in Mathematics.
Boston’s WBZ-TV and sister-station myTV38 (WSBK-TV) are part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS.
Friday brings a close call with some very heavy rainfall, but it’s not completely set in stone that it’ll make it all the way to New England.
Another round of strong to severe storms will be possible Friday afternoon through the evening, especially for areas northwest of Boston. Here’s a look at the impact and timing.
A WBZ Weather Alert Day for Tuesday with scattered downpours and thunderstorms likely to develop across the area
Boston could set a mark for early-season heat that hasn’t been done before. Regardless, some summer swelter is heading toward New England!
Warmer air is on the way, but the rain chances don’t completely go away with it.
Everyone is talking about the cool weather, yet warm records have vastly outnumbered cool ones in 2017. How can this be? An odd balance is at work.
A cool, damp, and gray start to May is about to take a dramatic turn. Summer warmth floods into New England with a chance of record heat this week.
A nor’easter is poised to move in this Mother’s Day Weekend, but it’s not all bad news. The timing could work a bit in our favor.
A lot of deja vu weather on tap as the Northeast sits in a rut through mid-May.
A stagnant weather pattern will keep New England in the cool and unsettled air for the foreseeable future.