Jerry Hodak

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Jerry Hodak (born April 11, 1942)[1] is the former Chief Meteorologist on ABC's Detroit, Michigan affiliate, WXYZ-TV.[2]

A native of Detroit, Hodak graduated from Denby High School and studied mass communications at Wayne State University, also located in Detroit.[1] After traveling to Orlando, Florida as a news reporter for WDBO-TV, Hodak returned to Detroit in 1965 as a weathercaster for WJBK-TV on Channel 2. In 1977, Hodak joined WXYZ-TV as a Science Editor and weathercaster.[3][4] He returned to WJBK for a three-and-a-half year stint from 1992 – 1996.[5]

Along with winning a local Emmy, Hodak received the television Seal of Approval from the American Meteorological Society.[6] Hodak was inducted into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame in 2010.[7]

On September 23, 2010, Hodak retired from WXYZ-TV.[2][8]


  1. ^ a b Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, Volume 3, p. 3621 (1978)
  2. ^ a b (28 July 2010). WXYZ meterologist Jerry Hodak retiring from TV after more than 45 years on air,
  3. ^ Kiska, Tim (2009). A Newscast for the Masses: the History of Detroit Television News, p. 82, 132
  4. ^ Michigan Resolution 584, Michigan Journal of the House of Representatives (1980)
  5. ^ (5 April 1996). "Jerry Hodak Returning to Channel 7.". PR Newswire (press release archive).
  6. ^ Jerry Hodak – Chief Meteorologist. WXYZ TV.
  7. ^ Jerry Hodak (2010), Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame, Retrieved February 16, 2012
  8. ^ (28 July 2010). XYZ-TV Chief meteorologist Jerry Hodak announces his retirement,

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