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Eric Fisher

WBZ-TV's Eric FisherEric 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).

“I’ve lived in New England most all of my life, and I am thrilled to return home to Massachusetts and join the outstanding team of meteorologists at WBZ-TV,” said Fisher about the move to WBZ-TV News. “Like every member of the ‘BZ weather team, I’ve loved weather from a young age. I distinctly recall Memorial Day of 1995, when the infamous tornado ripped through Great Barrington. I was glued to the weather reports and the meteorologists showing active radar screens, and I knew this was the job for me. Plus, my wife and I are life-long fans of the Sox, Bruins, Patriots, and Celtics. It feels great to be back in the area.”

Fisher joins WBZ-TV News from The Weather Channel in Atlanta where he spent three years as a Meteorologist producing and delivering national forecasts and contributing 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, OK 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.

Before that, Fisher served as a freelance weekend meteorologist for WFXT-TV in Boston. He began his distinguished career at WGGB-TV in Springfield, MA, where he spent four years as a Meteorologist and Anchor. He started at WGGB-TV anchoring weekend weathercasts and then moved to weekday morning weathercasts, contributing weathercasts across broadcast and digital platforms as well as writing a column for the Springfield Republican and reporting on a number of environmental stories. A supporter of science and learning, Eric is also 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) earning a B.S. degree majoring in Atmospheric Science with a minor in Mathematics.

In addition to anchoring the WBZ-TV News AccuWeather reports weeknights on WBZ-TV News at 5, 6 and 11PM and WBZ-TV News at 10PM on myTV38, Fisher’s duties as Chief Meteorologist include working with the weather team to develop the content and delivery of weathercasts across broadcast and digital platforms, create and report on environmental stories in newscasts, and produce weather special events and programs.

Boston’s WBZ-TV and sister-station myTV38 (WSBK-TV) are part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporation

Connect with Eric on Facebook.com/ericfisherwx  and on Twitter @Ericfisher

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Gardens Rejoice! Rain & Warmth Ahead

The rain comes first, an essential part of the equation if you don’t want to rack up a giant water bill.

06/05/2014

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May Comes To An End

Find Eric Fisher on Twitter and Facebook UPDATE: May finished with an average temp of 58.7º, coming in +0.8º compared to climo in Boston. How about the whole season of Meteorological Spring? (March/April/May) It tied [...]

05/31/2014

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Double Rainbow Dominates Boston Skyline

Find Eric Fisher on Twitter and Facebook Who doesn’t love a double rainbow? Hard not to think of this guy when they decide to show themselves in our skies. Well with rain over the harbor [...]

05/30/2014

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Bring On The Weekend (And June!)

There’s some give and take in the forecast as we head into the weekend, which should be a big one for parties, graduations, weddings, and concerts.

05/30/2014

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Has It Been THAT Bad?

It takes extra energy to be angry about things you can’t change. The weather is one of those things.

05/28/2014

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May Ends On A Chilly Note

Here’s the general timeline for today.

05/27/2014

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A Meteor Shower No One Alive Has Seen Before

It could be one for the ages for those lucky enough to enjoy clear skies.

05/23/2014

Massive Hail & Possible Tornado Hit The Northeast

Find Eric Fisher on Twitter and Facebook Add some cold air aloft, strong shear at the surface, a touch of CAPE, and you’ve got the ingredients for a severe supper. There were some pretty incredible [...]

05/22/2014

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Looking Ahead To The 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season

NOAA will release their outlook for the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season Thursday.

05/21/2014

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Drones Being Used For Environmental Research Off Mass. Coast

Drones will soon be in the sky off the Massachusetts coastline.

05/20/2014

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