BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Generations of New Englanders have been getting their weather from WBZ's Barry Burbank for more than four decades.
On Sunday April 26th, the legendary meteorologist will forecast the weather on the small screen for the last time, from his at-home weather studio amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Barry Burbank studied meteorology at UMass Lowell and graduated in 1972. He started his TV career in Portland, Maine in 1976 as WCSH-TV's evening weather forecaster.
Two years later, Burbank joined WBZ-TV in Boston, and he was inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2019.
On the day of his final show, some of the Channel 4 meteorologist's colleagues and biggest fans have been celebrating his lengthy career online.
Dozens of people even posted messages of thanks to Burbank for inspiring their own careers in meteorology, using the hashtag #ThanksBarry