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Employment History

Meteorologist
Channel 5

Co-Chief Meteorologist
Channel 5

Meteorologist

Co-Chief Meteorologist
WCVB-TV

Affiliations

Co-Founder
SkyWatchers

Board Member
Massachusetts Broadcasters Association

Education

bachelor's Degree

University of Michigan

master's degree

University of Michigan

Web References (71 Total References)


Channel 5's longtime co-chief ...

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Channel 5's longtime co-chief meteorologist, Dick Albert announced his plans to retire from the station last week. After 31 years at WCVB, Albert will give his last forecast on February 26.

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WCVB President and General Manager Bill Fine said in a statement, "Dick Albert's passion for meteorology, coupled with his ability to deliver the most accurate information to New England viewers, is extraordinary and well recognized by all.


Channel 5's longtime co-chief ...

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Channel 5's longtime co-chief meteorologist, Dick Albert announced his plans to retire from the station last week. After 31 years at WCVB, Albert will give his last forecast on February 26.

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WCVB President and General Manager Bill Fine said in a statement, "Dick Albert's passion for meteorology, coupled with his ability to deliver the most accurate information to New England viewers, is extraordinary and well recognized by all.


Boston Globe Online / Living | Arts / Ratings storm brewin' as Leonard joins Ch. 5

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The most important factor might have been Leonard's longtime friendship with Channel 5 meteorologist Dick Albert, and the two had long talked of working together."I think we have a great personal and professional admiration for one another," said Leonard.Channel 5's interest in Leonard dates back several years, but since he and Albert were both lead anchors for their stations, any chance of a pairing seemed remote.

But last August, Albert, who has battled prostate cancer, stepped down from the 11 p.m. newscast and was replaced by David Brown.


Dick ...

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Dick Albert Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame | Dick Albert

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Dick Albert
Dick spent 31 years as co-chief meteorologist with WCVB-TV, Boston from 1978 to his retirement in 2009. In 1987 he was voted second most popular weathercaster in the US by Television / Radio Age.
Full Bio
A constant, genial presence in local television, Dick spent 31 years as co-chief meteorologist with WCVB-TV, Boston from 1978 to his retirement in 2009. In 1987 he was voted second most popular weathercaster in the US by Television / Radio Age. During his career he received multiple regional Emmy's, was recognized with the prestigious Silver Circle Award for Lifetime Achievement by the national Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2004. In addition to daily forecasting, Albert worked on children's specials and the educational vehicle, "Albert's Weather Wagon. He did many special news series and stories, including features on the Blizzard of '78 and the 1953 Worcester Tornado. Albert has" always passionate about the weather."It's not only my vocation, but my lifelong avocation."


MASSACHUSETTS BROADCASTERS HALL OF FAME | Board of Directors

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Dick Albert

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