Ian Black (meteorologist)

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Ian Black (born January 12, 1962) is a meteorologist for CBOT, the CBC outlet in Ottawa.

Black joined the local evening news broadcast along with anchor Peter Van Dusen in 1989 and holds the position today.[1] He is a certified broadcaster with the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, serving as the only CMOS-certified broadcaster in Ottawa and one of only a few to perform local forecasting duties.[2]

Current work[edit]

In addition to providing extensive forecasting on CBC News: Ottawa at Six, Black gives regular updates on the CBO-FM program All in a Day. His televised segments include a "Weather Watchers' Club" in which volunteers from communities surrounding Ottawa submit current temperatures and conditions, which are superimposed on a map. In 2007, Black visited local elementary schools to talk to children about weather and answer their questions, with highlights appearing on his daily broadcasts.

"Locked Out Live"[edit]

During a CBC lockout in 2005, radio personality Alan Neal hosted a half-hour segment outside CBC studios titled "Locked Out Live". Ian Black provided a mock forecast, with lines such as "a lot of hot air on Parliament Hill".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CBC biography
  2. ^ CMOS-endorsed broadcasters Archived 2004-06-19 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Tony Lofaro: "Locked Out Live occupies locked-out staff: Employees produce their own show on mall" in The Ottawa Citizen, August 25, 2005, page C2