Josh Judge

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Josh Judge is a meteorologist at WMUR-TV in Manchester, New Hampshire. His forecasts reach over 670,500 people in New Hampshire and surrounding states.[1]

Judge joined the station as a part-time employee in April 2001, while he also worked on-air at WHDH-TV in Boston, and WGME-TV in Portland, Maine. He became full-time at WMUR in 2003. He received the CBM seal (Certified Broadcast Meteorologist from the AMS) in 2006, and was among the first few in New England to get it.[2]

Judge got into broadcasting when he was 12 years old and by the time he was in his senior year of high school, he already had his own radio show. While in college, he worked in Boston radio as a DJ and a helicopter traffic reporter. He then spent eight years hosting a radio morning show on New Hampshire's Seacoast 102 WZEA-FM (where he won the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters' "Air Personality of the Year" award in 1993) and later on Arrow 105.3 FM. After that, Judge returned to college to learn about weather forecasting and meteorology.

On December 8, 2006, he was involved in a hit-and-run accident, which left him with a fractured skull and other injuries. It took months before he could return to WMUR.[3]

Judge has been voted "Best TV Weathercaster" in the New Hampshire Magazine readers poll many times,[4] has been voted "Best NH TV Personality" in the "Hippo readers Poll", and has received several other awards as well, including the 2008 "Golden Mike Award" from the NH Association of Broadcasters.[5]

His latest book was released in early November 2010, called, "Extreme New England Weather." "[6]" The book profiles New England's strong storms and past historical accounts of many of the area's biggest storms. It also feature contributions from over 15 of New England's well known television meteorologists, a chapter written by the staff of the Mount Washington Observatory, and hundreds of pictures. The book is reported to have sold over 5,000 copies in its first month alone.

In 2009, he wrote a children's book with Kathe Cussen about weather, titled "Weather Facts and Fun".

Josh, his wife, Donna, their son, Adam, and adopted daughter Adelina live in southern New Hampshire.

References[edit]

  1. ^ WMUR. "Media Quick Profile." "[1]" Retrieved September 15, 2009.
  2. ^ WMUR. "[2]" "Josh Judge, Meteorologist." Retrieved September 15, 2009.
  3. ^ The Eagle-Tribune. November 30, 2007. "[3]" "Man sentenced in crash that injured TV weatherman." Retrieved September 28, 2009.
  4. ^ New Hampshire Magazine. "[4]" "Best of 2009." Retrieved September 15, 2009.
  5. ^ NH Association of Broadcasters "[5]" "NHAB Convention & Golden Mike Awards." Retrieved September 28, 2009.

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