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.
NOAA says Winter 2015-16 was the warmest ever recorded both nationally and in New England. Will spring pick up where winter left off? It sure looks like it.
Meteorological Winter is over, and it wasn’t much of one for New England. Some of the warmest temperatures on record visited the area. Here’s a look back at where 2015-16 stands in the record books.
Severe thunderstorms in February?! We all were woken up by wild winds and vivid lightning Thursday morning. How rare is it to see this type of weather in winter?
Happy Anniversary?! Maybe not, but today is the day we topped 100″ of snow in Boston last winter. Today? 60s. Weather weirding in full effect.
Another kitchen-sink style storm will bring snow, ice, rain, and wind over the next three days.
The final week of the month looks ugly with wintry weather making a return to the area. Here’s a technical look at the forecast ahead.
A classic snow-eating situation has erased a large amount of snow across New England. In some areas, nearly a FOOT of snow loss in 24 hours.
Subzero Monday morning, snow Monday evening, ice Monday night, downpours and 50s Tuesday, and even some thunder mixed in? Not a dull stretch for New England weather.
You may have a hard time remembering this winter has been an extremely mild one this weekend, as the coldest air in over a decade moves into the region for Valentine’s Day.
Our most widespread snowstorm of the season is under the belt, and now more chances are in the pipeline. It’s like that these next 2 weeks will be the ‘wintriest’ we’ve had so far in the 2015-16 season.