Fritz Coleman

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Fritz Coleman
Born May 27, 1948 (1948-05-27) (age 66)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Residence San Fernando Valley, California, U.S.
Alma mater Salem College
Temple University
Occupation Weathercaster
Children 2 sons and 1 daughter

Fritz Coleman (born May 27, 1948 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a weathercaster for KNBC-TV in Los Angeles, California.[1]

After he grew up in Radnor, Pennsylvania, he attended Salem College in West Virginia and Temple University in Philadelphia where he studied radio, television, and film.[1] Like many popular weather anchors, he serves as a weather reporter rather than a meteorologist as he doesn't have a degree in meteorology. This facet may be contrary to popular belief.

He worked as a comedian and disc jockey for several years and as a radio personality at WBEN and later WKBW in Buffalo, New York.[1] He left Buffalo for Los Angeles in 1980 to work as a stand-up comic. In 1982 he began work as weekend weatherman at KNBC, and has been the weekday weatherman since 1984.

He has written and performed two one-man theater acts, titled The Reception and It's Me! Dad!. He received the 2004 EMA Community Service Award for his involvement with KNBC's 4 Our Planet, a children's program. He appeared in a supporting role in one of Raymond Burr's last Perry Mason television films, The Case of the Telltale Talk Show Host, in 1993.

He received a "thanks" credit on the film Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie, an “alternate film” companion to Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.[2]

From 2009 to 2011, Coleman also did the weekday weather (in addition to KNBC) for San Diego's NBC affiliate, KNSD.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c NBC Southern California (19 March 2012). "Fritz Coleman". Retrieved 15 October 2012. 
  2. ^ * Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie at the Internet Movie Database

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