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.
CBS4′s David Bernard continues his annual Holiday Homes Tour on Thursday, December 15th at the home of Hugh Wiedman and his family, at 13905 SW 72 Court in Palmetto Bay.
CBS4’s David Bernard continued his Holiday Homes Tour Wednesday at the home of Paul and Marcia Mesaros in Sunrise.
South Florida breathed a sigh of relief as we dodged the annual bullet known as hurricane season. However, the 2011 season did have some notable facts.
Get ready for a drop in temperatures, fall may finally be here. In the wake of a strong cold front, South Florida woke up to cool and cloudy conditions with temperatures in the low to mid 60s, but it’s about to get even colder.
South Florida breathed a sigh of relief as we dodged the annual bullet known as hurricane season.
While the dry season officially started in October, the rainy season wouldn’t go away without one final month of record rainfall.
It’s been a wet start to the work week as waves of rain continue to move across South Florida.
It’s October and the humidity is dropping, but it’s still hurricane season!
A wet and windy weekend is in store for South Florida as strong high pressure to the north and a developing low pressure area to our south combine forces.
Global temperatures have taken a dramatic drop over the past few months. I have attached a graph showing average global temperatures the past few years. You can see the El Nino spike in 2009 into [...]