Storm Field

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Storm Field (born Elliott David Field; November 25, 1948[1]) is a retired American television meteorologist, most noted for his time in the New York media market. Storm Field followed his father, longtime New York weatherman Dr. Frank Field, into the business.

WABC[edit]

Storm Field's first foray into weathercasting came as part of WABC's Eyewitness News program. Hired by the station in March 1976, he first appeared on television when covering Hurricane Belle, followed by working when Tex Antoine was ill. Field did the weekend weather broadcasts as well as the 11 pm weather broadcast on weekdays.[1]

Field became the permanent forecaster on November 29, 1976 as a replacement for the suspended Antoine, who had been dismissed after an inappropriate comment concerning a rape story five days earlier. Field's primary responsibilities were the 6 PM and 11 PM newscasts, with other forecasters (such as Ira Joe Fisher and Sam Champion) appearing on the 5 PM newscast. In 1978 Storm Field joined the morning team with Jimmy Fink and Shelli Sonstein at New York radio station WPLJ.

In addition to his weather duties, in 1981 Field became the anchor of the recently launched 5 PM Eyewitness News broadcast, working alongside Tracy Egan and (later) Kaity Tong. He would do so until 1983, when Tom Snyder took over the newscast, and subbed off and on until 1984. He left WABC altogether in 1991 and was replaced by Sam Champion on the 6 PM and 11 PM Eyewitness News broadcasts.

WCBS[edit]

After taking time off, on August 24, 1992 Field joined his father Dr. Frank Field at WCBS, marking the first time the two had worked together. In anticipation of his debut WCBS shot a series of commercials with Storm and Frank Field using puns on both meteorologists' names. He would remain with WCBS until 1997, succeeding Irv "Mr. G" Gikofsky as the station's chief meteorologist and then moving to WCBS' morning newscast toward the end of his time there.

WWOR[edit]

Storm Field's third and last weather position brought him to WWOR in 1997, where he reported on the station's 10 PM newscast and served as WWOR's chief meteorologist. During his tenure he got a second chance to work with his father, as Dr. Frank Field was hired by WWOR as a weekend weathercaster in the early 2000s before retiring.

Field was let go by WWOR in 2007 after ten years due to cutbacks at both WWOR and sister station WNYW and was replaced by former WCBS weather personality Audrey Puente. He retired shortly thereafter.

Personal life[edit]

Field has two daughters and lives in Westchester County, New York. He drives a 1983 Mercedes Turbo Diesel automobile that has been retrofitted to run on used vegetable oil, saying he had done so after realizing that the price of fuel was to skyrocket.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Father, Son Cover Weather 'Field' for TV". The Asbury Park Press. October 10, 1976. p. 51. Retrieved September 19, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ 2008 article on Storm Field profile, New York Daily News, April 25, 2008.