Howard Bernstein, former WUSA meteorologist in D.C., is now doing freelance on-air weather reports on WJZ in Baltimore. Since leaving WUSA, Bernstein has been an on-air freelance meteorologist for News 12 Long Island and other News 12 properties. Bernstein worked at WVUE in New Orleans, KOCO in Oklahoma City and WUHF in Rochester, NY, before joining WUSA in 2000.
Given his long career as a meteorologist, Bernstein was asked in an interview, if he wasn’t a meteorologist what would he like to be and he responded: “I like many things…I’m an avid “do it yourselfer” so possibly a house flipper. I also coach youth hockey and that’s a lot of fun. Ski bum is a possibility. I was very close to quitting the TV business in 1994 and getting a degree in Computer Science. That’s a tough question for me to answer.”
That said, Bernstein was on the coaching staff of the Northwest High School hockey team in Germantown, MD. He said he started coaching in 2013 and it was “wonderful in many ways. It’s been a fantastic learning experience and seeing my players grow on and off the ice is tremendously rewarding.
“I think there are many virtues to be learned from team sports and while my son has grown up, I enjoy coaching other kids as we ultimately teach each other and grow as a team.
“As for certification: I have reached the USA Hockey Level 4 Coach Certification, Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Concussion Protocol and Safe Sport.”
Capitol Communicator covered Bernstein’s departure from WUSA and you can read that story here.