Howard Bernstein, former WUSA meteorologist in D.C. and freelancer on WJZ in Baltimore, is now news anchor at WTAJ in Altoona, PA, on the station’s 4 pm, 5 pm, 6 pm and 11 pm newscasts.
According to WTAJ, “Howard is a broadcast veteran with more than 30 years of television experience. He grew up on Long Island in the town of Setauket and attended to State University of New York at Albany. He graduated with a degree in Atmospheric Science.
“Howard started his career in 1989 at WVUE in New Orleans and was there for Hurricane Andrew in 1992. In 1994 he moved to KOCO in Oklahoma City. Along with forecasting and learning about tornadoes, Howard covered the Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995. In 1997, Howard moved to Rochester, NY at WUHF-TV.
“In 2000, Howard then moved to WUSA-TV in Washington, DC. Along with his weather duties, Howard also reported on weather and climate and had the opportunity to do some news anchoring as well.”
“I’m a naturally curious person,” said Bernstein, “and it is that curiosity, that interest in many things that attracts me to covering news and expand my broadcasting abilities. There are always chances in life to learn and grow and I’m excited for the opportunity to do that in Central Pennsylvania. This area has a natural beauty that I have come to know over the past 15 years and my wife and I are happy to now call it home.”