David Bernard is CBS4 News’ Chief Meteorologist and he appears on CBS4 News Monday through Friday at 5, 5:30, 6 and 11 PM. Bernard joined the CBS4 News Team in August 2005, arriving from WWL/Channel 4 in New Orleans, just six weeks before Hurricane Katrina hit South Florida and devastated his former home in Louisiana. He is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM), an accreditation awarded by the American Meteorological Society.
In 2008, he was named as the Hurricane Consultant for the CBS network. He is seen regularly on the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley, CBS This Morning with Charlie Rose and Gayle King along with the rest of the CBS Network News programs.
David is no stranger to hurricanes, having forecasted in one of the most active hurricane zones in the country for a decade. Widely heralded by the local press, he was called “… the welcome calm in the eye of this storm” by the Times-Picayune following New Orleans’ close brush with Hurricane Ivan in September 2004. The paper went on to say, “Build a better New Orleans TV weatherman and he’ll look a lot like David Bernard did during Ivan.”
He brought that same steady voice to South Florida during the extremely active 2005 hurricane season that featured Katrina, Rita and Wilma.
David appears often at South Florida schools and universities to discuss our local weather patterns and hurricane awareness. He is also involved and interested in various South Florida charities and causes including the Mental Health Association of Broward and the Miami Design Preservation League.
Prior to New Orleans, he held meteorologist positions at KJRH in Tulsa, Oklahoma; KVII, Amarillo, Texas and KZTV, Corpus Christi, Texas.
David is a former member of the American Meteorological Society’s Board of Broadcast Meteorology. In addition, he retains the Society’s AMS Seal of Approval. He also has the professional broadcasting certification from the National Weather Association.
Bernard holds a degree in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University. He graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a concentration in Climatology and Broadcast Journalism. He was born and raised in Houston, Texas.
Christmas may be just around the corner but South Florida is still sweating it out Thursday with warm temperatures and lots of sun but that’s all about to change. The Midwest blizzard is about to send a strong cold front across the state.
Tropical Storm Patty remains planted northeast of the Bahamas, with little change in strength since forming Thursday morning.
Tropical Depression 16 strengthened into Tropical Storm Patty late Thursday afternoon, just hours after forming in the northeastern Carribean.
Tropical Storm Oscar is slowly moving northeastward in the eastern Atlantic.
Hurricane Nadine is holding its own as a Category 1 hurricane moving east in the central Atlantic Ocean.
Tropical Storm Leslie’s winds are lashing Bermuda as it passes east of the island.
Hurricane Michael continues doing what it has done best: being a “fish storm”.
Kirk weakened to a tropical storm Saturday morning, as it accelerates to the northeast over the northern Atlantic Ocean.
Tropical Storm Leslie continues to strengthen slowly as it travels west-northwest toward the eastern Caribbean.
Tropical Storm Leslie continues to churn in the eastern Atlantic Ocean far away from any land.