End of an era: Brad Spakowitz steps back from full-time duties
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – After nearly 40 years as a meteorologist, (UW-Green Bay alumnus) Brad Spakowitz ’81 (Communication and the Arts) is set to give his final regularly-scheduled forecast Tuesday night at 10. The good news – you’ll still be able to see him on WBAY-TV, as he is taking on a different role at the station.Spakowitz first announced the news Monday night on his Facebook page.
…The foundation for decades of his weather forecasts could be found inside his childhood home outside of Pulaski.
“If we could go back in time and look at my bedroom when I was like 9, 10, 11 years old – here’s what you you’d find: It was like a lab. Test tubes, chemistry sets, microscopes, telescopes, rockets that flew, rock collections, rock hammers – it was like a little science lab, so I just always loved sciences okay, so that was really the start,” said Spakowitz.
After graduating from UW-Green Bay, Spakowitz landed his first weather job at WLUK, but seven years later, he joined the WBAY team for another seven years before heading south to Milwaukee in 1996.
There, he became the Chief Meteorologist at the CBS affiliate.