Bruce Schwoegler A Former Meteorologist From WBZ-TV Passed Away

Bruce Schwoegler, a former WBZ-TV meteorologist, died on August 4th. His relatives learned of the news the next day. Bruce was well-known for covering the station’s renowned 1978 Blizzard. His funeral arrangements are still being finalized. Bruce Schwoegler died of aphasia, it has been established. His family said that the sickness made it difficult for others to communicate with him, but his understanding, laughing, and larger-than-life personality remained unchanged. However, it is uncertain how long Schwoegler had the sickness and if he was hospitalized at the time of his death. It has not been revealed if he had any other health concerns in the past.

Schwoegler received several accolades over his career.

Although his exact birth date is uncertain, Bruce Schwoegler was 80 years old when he died, and nothing is known about his early life. Bruce was a well-known scientist, businessman, author, and educator. He was the co-founder and chief meteorologist of, as well as the top meteorologist and science reporter for NBC and CBS. He was one of Boston broadcasting’s longest-serving newscasters. Schwoegler received multiple honors, including the Ohio State Award for a prime-time program on the Greenhouse Effect and the American Meteorological Society’s National Outstanding Broadcast Meteorologist Service Award.

Bruce Schwoegler

Schwoegler began his career as a United States Naval Lieutenant, working in meteorology and oceanography in Alaska, the North Pacific, Florida, and the Caribbean. He had to undertake storm modification research with the Hurricane Hunters, and he already had a BS degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a double emphasis in meteorology and nautical science.

Bruce’s first book was Weather and Energy, and he was recognized as an authority in energy education. He also wrote for the print media and spent three years as an environmental writer for United Press International. He also worked for The Associated Press, and his columns Weatherwise and Otherwhys were well-known across the globe.

He was a member of the AMS Board of School and Popular Meteorological and Oceanographic Education and assisted in the development of school science curriculum at Boston University. He was selected to serve on the Board of Overseers of the Boston Museum of Science for six years and presented various environmental programs at Harvard University as well as elementary and secondary schools. Bruce Schwoegler created and presented Borson’s first inner-city youth science summer series and coordinated environmental education efforts with Botanicals Nursery, a green building and landscaping enterprise.

Other Works

He appeared on NBC’s Today Show and CNN Network News and performed with several orchestra groups. The National Geographic Society, Weather Services Corporation, Thermo Electron Corporation, and Weather Services International all hired Schwoegler as a consultant. He was the first broadcaster to report on acid rain and a member of the Icecap global climate change collaboration. He was the Massachusetts Environmental Trust’s ambassador and spokesman.

Bruce Schwoegler

He collaborated with experts that studied the impact of the Soufriere Hills Volcano on the Caribbean island of Montserrat and the surrounding ecosystem. In 2010, he led a party of scientists on a voyage from Tahiti to other isolated islands and atolls around Pitcairn Island.

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