Barry Burbank Bio-Wiki, Age, Retirement, Salary, Education, Wife And Hall Of Fame

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Barry Burbank Biography-Wikipedia

Barry Burbank is a retired Veteran meteorologist who worked as a meteorologist for the WBZ-TV weekend news. He launched his career with WBZ-TV on March 3, 1978, and is the region’s longest-tenured morning meteorologist.

 

After beginning his career in February 1976 as the weeknight forecaster at WCSH-TV 6 in Portland, Maine Burbank joined WBZ-TV in 1978 as the station’s weekend and relief meteorologist. At WCSH-TV he was Maine’s first professional television meteorologist. Barry has provided extra storm coverage on WBZ News Radio 1030 and produced weather forecasts for several other New England radio stations for Over the past two-plus decades.

Over his long career, he has received, numerous accolades for his work including the 2006 Award for Outstanding Service by a Broadcast Meteorologist, a national honor presented by the American Meteorological Society.

Barry is a member of the American Meteorological Society and is a recipient of its Seal of Approval for Excellence in Television Weathercasting. Burbank has served as treasurer of the Eastern New England Chapter of the National Weather Association and is a member of the Blue Hill and Mount Washington Observatories. He has been a member of the Board of Managers of the Andover/ N. Andover YMCA and over the years has volunteered much time helping various charitable organizations.

Barry Burbank Age

Details regarding Barry’s exact age and date of birth are still under investigation we will update when accurate information is available. When he was only 4 years old fearsome hurricane instilled in him an awe of the weather that has stood the test of time.

Barry Burbank Height and Weight

Burbank stands at a fair height and has a fair body weight to match his height. Exact measurements are still under investigation we will update when accurate information is available.

Barry Burbank Education

Barry earned his  Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from Lowell Technological Institute in Lowell in 1972. Burbank is planning on rejoining his alma mater, now known as the University of Massachusetts Lowell Campus, as a member of the Board of Advisors of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Barry Burbank Wife

Burbank is a married man and has been married for over 25 years. Details regarding who his wife is are still under investigation we will update when accurate information is available.

Barry Burbank Retirement

After 42 years on the air at WBZ, Barry delivered his final forecast Sunday night during the 11 p.m. news.

“I’m overwhelmed with the praise and love from all my WBZ colleagues and I’m blown away by all the kind words and good wishes from you all on social media the last couple of days, I just can’t imagine this. It’s going to take me a while to thank everybody for all those good wishes. I thank all the WBZ management teams for believing in me and all of you folks who had faith in my forecasts for more than four decades. I thank the National Weather Service forecasters, Skywarn spotters, WBZ Weather Watchers for their help over the years. And finally, I thank my fellow meteorologists and the various WBZ weather teams and especially executive weather producer Terry Eliasen, who has made me look good right till the end,” he said.

“So I’m going into retirement, enjoying the weather without worrying about the forecast. So I have to say to you: stay strong, stay safe, and goodbye my friends.”Barry’s on-air tenure at WBZ was longer than anybody in the station’s history. Last summer, he was inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

“A great forecaster, a great person to have in the office, such an amazing spirit,” is how Chief Meteorologist Eric Fisher will remember Barry.

Barry Burbank WBZ-TV

After beginning his career in February 1976 as the weeknight forecaster at WCSH-TV 6 in Portland, Maine Burbank joined WBZ-TV in 1978 as the station’s weekend and relief meteorologist. At WCSH-TV he was Maine’s first professional television meteorologist. Barry has provided extra storm coverage on WBZ News Radio 1030 and produced weather forecasts for several other New England radio stations for Over the past two-plus decades.

Barry Burbank Awards

Burbank has led a distinguished career, receiving numerous accolades for his work. Most recently, Burbank received the 2006 Award for Outstanding Service by a Broadcast Meteorologist, a national honor presented by the American Meteorological Society. He was also chosen to become a member of the Boston/New England Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Silver Circle in 2005.

This honor is given to distinguished individuals who have made significant contributions to television over the course of at least 25 years. A native of Maine, Burbank, as one of 12 Charter members, was inducted into the Sanford High School Hall of Fame, which recognizes former graduates who have made significant contributions in their chosen fields.

Barry Burbank Salary And Networth

Barry’s annual salary was estimated to be between $ 24,292 and $ 72,507 or an hourly average wage of between $ 10.15 and $ 31.32. This is per our average wage estimates for a journalist in the United States.

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