Former WUSA meteorologist Howard Bernstein is now a freelance meteorologist for News 12 Long Island and other News 12 properties.
News 12 Networks is described as “the New York tri-state leader in hyper-local content – providing exclusive news, weather, traffic, and sports to 7 unique local areas, all within the #1 television DMA. Owned and operated by Altice USA.
“While today the 24-hour news cycle is well established, News 12 Long Island was the FIRST local channel to provide around the clock local news, and the first to give Long Island a channel specifically targeted to their local issues. From that same model, 6 additional channels were launched as part of the hyper-local network, in New Jersey, Westchester, the Bronx, Brooklyn, the Hudson Valley (Rockland and Orange Counties), and Connecticut. As an award-winning service, beloved by its customers, and tops in viewership metrics, News 12 Networks is more relevant than ever.
“A cable-exclusive service, proudly affiliated with Optimum, Charter, Comcast, and Service Electric, the network reaches more than 3 million households, covering nearly half of the New York television market. News 12’s digital and interactive division provides hyper- local news “on the go” with services on mobile, desktop, and OTT, exclusively for affiliated cable customers.”
Bernstein left WUSA, the Washington, D.C., CBS TV affiliate, in June 2021. Bernstein, who worked at WVUE in New Orleans, KOCO in Oklahoma City and WUHF in Rochester, NY, joined WUSA in 2000.
Bernstein was quoted as saying: “I love a good snow storm or thunderstorm.”