Don Kent (meteorologist)
September 29, 1917|
|Died||March 2, 2010
Franklin, New Hampshire
Donald Edward Kent (September 29, 1917 – March 2, 2010) was an American radio and television weather forecaster for several decades in the Boston, Massachusetts area. He was known as "Boston's first TV Weatherman."
Kent started doing weather forecasts on radio and TV in the Boston area in 1937. He developed and applied his weather forecasting skills while serving in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. After the war and for many years, he appeared on WBZ (AM) radio and WBZ-TV.
Awards and honors
Kent is one of the first to be inducted to the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame, along with Rex Trailer, Jess Cain, Frank Avruch (Bozo the Clown to Boston television audiences) and Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding (Bob and Ray).
- "Great New England Storms of the Twentieth Century" (Contributor) Boston: The Boston Globe, 2007 ISBN 0-9790137-2-0
- Pinder, Eric; Long, Sara (2003). "Don Kent Interview : Boston's First TV Weatherman". Retrieved March 3, 2010.
- Colneth Smiley Jr. (March 2, 2010). "Don Kent, Hub’s ‘first weatherman,’ dead at 92". Boston Herald. Retrieved March 3, 2010.
- Marquard, Bryan (March 3, 2010). "Don Kent, dean of area weather broadcasters, at 92". The Boston Globe.
- Allison Manning (March 3, 2010). "Boston TV’s first weatherman, Don Kent, dies". The Patriot Ledger. Retrieved March 4, 2010.
- "Iconic Boston Weatherman Dies". WCVB-TV. March 2, 2010. Retrieved March 3, 2010.
- Simon, Clea (May 18, 2007). "Local broadcasting legends honored". The Boston Globe.
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