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Dick Albert
Born(1944-02-29)February 29, 1944
Newton, Massachusetts
DiedAugust 4, 2017(2017-08-04) (aged 73)
ResidenceBoston, Massachusetts
Alma materUniversity of Michigan
OccupationTV news meteorologist
Spouse(s)Mary Ann

Richard E. "Dick" Albert (February 29, 1944 – August 4, 2017) was the co-chief meteorologist on WCVB-TV in Boston, Massachusetts, along with Harvey Leonard. He was with the station from 1978 to 2009, delivering the evening and nighttime forecasts. He presented the 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. weather reports on NewsCenter 5, while Leonard worked on the 5:30 and 11:00 p.m. newscasts.

On February 4, 2009, Albert announced his retirement. His final forecast was on February 26.[1]

In late 2010, he contributed to the book Extreme New England Weather, written by Josh Judge, with his thoughts on "The Perfect Storm" of 1991.[2]

On August 4, 2017, Albert died at the age of 73 following complications due to pneumonia.[3]

Career before WCVB[edit | edit source]

A native of Newton, Massachusetts, Albert studied at University of Michigan and worked in Denver and at KRON-TV in San Francisco. He also served as an Air Force weatherman.[3]

Personal[edit | edit source]

Albert lived in Boston with his wife, Mary Ann. They had two sons.[4]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news/18640398/detail.html
  2. http://www.extremenewenglandweather.com Archived 2011-07-10 at the Wayback Machine Book website
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Longtime WCVB meteorologist Dick Albert dies". WCVB. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  4. "WCVB Bio".

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