Todd Gross

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Todd Gross is a meteorologist.[1] Known best for his years as a Boston meteorologist, Gross started at WNEV-TV (the present day WHDH-TV) in 1984 as a weekend meteorologist and science reporter. In that same year, he broadened and formalized the use of weather spotters on the air and introduced the "sunburn index" (UV index) to the Boston area. In 1988, Gross was promoted to meteorologist for WNEV-TV's morning and weekday noon newscasts. He also appeared on the children's show Ready to Go. In 1994, Gross brought weather to the Internet through webpages, such as WeatherMan.com, Internet Chat, and Weather-watcher networks.

In August 2002, Gross was promoted to chief meteorologist at WHDH, replacing veteran Harvey Leonard who left Channel 7 for WCVB-TV. He remained in that role until December 2005.[1]

Before his start at WNEV/WHDH-TV, Gross worked for two years as chief meteorologist for the 6 and 11 PM weekday newscasts at WNYT in Albany, New York. Afterward, he worked briefly as a meteorologist for the Satellite News Channel in Stamford, Connecticut.

Gross was known in the Boston-area for his on-air use of actual forecasting graphics, including isobars. He also uses and works into his weathercasts astronomic terminology, such as the term "Indian Moon."

Todd currently is back in Massachusetts doing voice overs and video on the web. He is also doing snowfall totals for snowplowing contractors and remains active as an on-call meteorologist, having covered Hurricanes Irene (August 2011), Isaac (August 2012) and Sandy (October 2012) and Election Week coverage (November 5-9, 2012) for CNBC. He was an on-air television and radio meteorologist at KTVX ABC4 in Salt Lake City, Utah (2007-2010) and at WWLP in Springfield MA (2006) after leaving WHDH-TV) in Boston.

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Gross started the "Weather Spotter Network" program at WHDH-TV, a program which he has carried over to and expanded in his own independent forecast and education website. He is also an avid astronomer who is a published astro-photographer.

He was also the founder and chief meteorologist for the nationwide weather service, Compu-Weather, in New York City.

Gross played a prominent role in the forecasting of the 1991 Perfect Storm.[2] He was played by actor Christopher McDonald in the film of the same name.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Viser, Matt (April 13, 2006). "For Todd Gross, the view from basement is mostly sunny". Boston Globe. Retrieved 29 July 2010. 
  2. ^ Rice, Nate (July 16, 2007). "'Perfect storm' makes it way into dictionary". Gloucester Times. Retrieved 29 July 2010. 

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