Who is Glenn Schwartz?
Glenn Schwartz popularly known as Glenn Eric “Hurricane” Schwartz is an American journalist formerly working at NBC10 as a meteorologist. He forecasted 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. newscasts on weekdays. Schwartz moved to Philadelphia in October 1995 to work as a meteorologist at NBC station WCAU, where he continued to do so until his retirement in 2022.
Glenn was among the First Alert weather team. Glen has covered the greater Philadelphia for over 20 years. He was nicknamed “Hurricane’ by his workmate after he was blown by a hurricane.
Glenn Schwartz Date of Birth / Age
Schwartz is 72 years old as of 2023 since he was born on 20th June 1951 and he is popularly known as Glenn Eric “Hurricane” Schwartz.
Glenn Schwartz Weight and Height
Schwartz’s height is about 5 feet and 7 inches on average.
Glenn Schwartz Parents and Siblings
The younger of Morris and Miriam Schwartz’s two children, Schwartz was born in Philadelphia. Thereafter, he graduated from Central High School and Pennsylvania State University in 1972 after studying meteorology there.
Glenn Schwartz Spouse /Wife
Schwartz is married to his wife, Christie Wood. These two first met on Match.com and married without a ring or license. They now reside in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. However, he manages to keep more information regarding his wife away from the limelight. We will update this information once he shares more information regarding their relationship with the public.
Glenn Schwartz Kids / Children
Details regarding whether or not Schwartz has any children are not available to the public at the moment. However, we will update this information once more details concerning this are available.
Glenn Schwartz Education
Schwartz attended Central High School and performed excellently hence joining Pennsylvania State University. Therefore, in 1972, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology.
Glenn Schwartz Career
After receiving his degree, Schwartz started working at AccuWeather in State College, Pennsylvania. At the National Hurricane Center in Miami, where he worked from 1974 to 1977, he obtained knowledge of hurricanes. From 1979 through 1983, Schwartz made his television debut at Atlanta’s WAGA.
He started working for The Weather Channel in 1985 and was one of the organization’s initial “hurricane specialists.” Schwartz moved from The Weather Channel to WNYW in New York the following year. After watching a video of him getting tossed around in one, a coworker gave him the moniker “Hurricane” there. Prior to leaving WNYW in 1990 to work for WPBF in West Palm Beach, WINK in Fort Myers, and WRAL in Raleigh, Schwartz was employed by WNYW.
Schwartz moved to Philadelphia in October 1995 to work as a meteorologist at NBC station WCAU, where he continued until his retirement in 2022. During broadcasts, he was well known for donning a bow tie because it was stipulated in his contract. Schwartz was honored with a Philadelphia Broadcast Hall of Fame induction in 2010. Also, Schwartz was appointed chief meteorologist in 2002, a position he vacated to Tammie Souza in 2017. He lost the title without being demoted since he stopped participating in the newscast at 11 p.m.
Along with colleague meteorologist Jon Nese, he co-wrote The Philadelphia Area Weather Book in 2002. The book contains Schwartz’s live TV coverage of Hurricane Floyd. In January 2020, Schwartz released The Weathermaker, a work of climate fiction, in paperback. The Philadelphia Inquirer, Jewish Exponent, and San Diego Jewish World all gave it favorable reviews.
Glenn Schwartz Achievements and Hobbies;
Glenn did live coverage during the Blizzard of 1996, Superstorm Sandy, and Hurricane Floyd. He was named the initial “storm chaser” by the Weather Channel. Schwartz has published his Novel “The Weathermaker” which is total fiction. Schwartz is also the only weather blogger in that area. He blogs on the nbc10 page.
Glenn was named the chief chief meteorologist in 2002. However, this was taken away from him in 2017 without any demotion. This was a result of him not appearing on the 11 p.m. newscast. Glenn is a big swimmer(he does laps), racquetball, and softball player among others in his free time.
How Much Does Glenn Schwartz Earn?
Schwartz earns an annual salary that ranges from $80,000-$160,000.
How Much is Glenn Schwartz Worth?
As a meteorologist, Schwartz has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges from $1 million to $5 million.
Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz Surgery
Schwartz has always exercised, committed to a healthy diet, and attended regular health checkups which have kept him healthy all the time. However, Schwartz underwent double bypass heart surgery in 2012.
This was made possible after he noticed the signs and symptoms of a heart attack. While he was on vacation, he went swimming and after a few laps, he felt pressure in the upper chest something he had never experienced. At first, he thought it was not that serious, however, went for a medical check-up after. Glenn was diagnosed with major artery blockage.