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.
Unlike last year, our first larger snowfall is not being followed by bitter cold and a streak of blizzards. But there is one system to keep tabs on for the end of the week.
All indications are for a major East Coast storm to just graze New England, keeping the big impacts off to our south. But we’re still on the edge of this one, and keeping an eye on the trends.
A way to decipher all those things meteorologists say when winter weather is approaching, and an updated look at our weekend nor’easter.
By late week, a major East Coast storm is looking increasingly likely. Here’s a look at the possibilities for snow and coastal issues this weekend.
A mid-January Nor’easter is set to bring more rain than snow to southern New England this weekend. But there’s a silver lining to this storm for winter lovers.
Wednesday brought a trend in the guidance for our weekend nor’easter. A potent storm is expected to develop, but it still may not be enough to deliver a winter wonderland.
Find Eric Fisher on Twitter and Facebook Waxing crescent at highland lighthouse…. pic.twitter.com/Ole9URc1Fl — Megan O'Leary (@MegOLeary) January 11, 2016 Hi Eric – As I gazed up at the moon and adjacent planet on the […]
After thunderstorms and record warmth on Sunday, winter tries to make amends this week. A couple chances of snow and some cold air are on the way.
Boston still hasn’t recorded an inch of snow this entire season, trailing even the meager start to last winter. Will we finally have cause to dig out anytime soon? Here’s a look at our next couple of chances.
After some flakes in the air Monday, we’re watching two more systems that could bring some wintry weather to the area this weekend.