Al Kaprielian Biography
Al Kaprielian, born Alan Kaprielian, is an American broadcast meteorologist based in the New Hampshire area of the United States. He is originally from Natick, a town in the Middlesex County of Massachusetts. He has covered several major topics and weather events over the years. Through this, he has garnered expertise as well as prominence in the field of broadcast meteorology.
For a time, he was referred to as a Kult of Kaprielian due to his distinctive voice and eccentric mannerisms, which included squeaky, high-pitched exclamations of “high pressure!” and “good evening!”; a distinct New England accent; sound effects reminiscent of Curly Howard; swinging his arms in circles rapidly and performing jumping jacks on camera.
Al Kaprielian Early Life
Al was born on the 17th of July 1961 in Natick, a town in the Middlesex County of Massachusetts. He attended the Lyndon State College located in Lyndonville, a village in the Lyndon town in the Caledonia County of Vermont.
Al Kaprielian Career
Al started working for Channel 50 back in 1983. Through the years, the channel has gone through several ownership changes. Despite this, he stuck with through it all. This was interrupted on the 31st of December 2009 when the station’s presenters were let go. His other colleagues were also let go. He next worked for the Manchester Public Radio Service, the online site of the Nashua Telegraph newspaper, and radio station WCAP-AM (980) in Lowell, Massachusetts as a forecaster.
In August 2012, returned to Channel 50 after another change in station ownership. He did hourly updates from 2-9 pm. In 2015, he left WBIN-TV and joined WLMW/Manchester, New Hampshire as the station’s forecaster. Outside broadcasting, Al loves visiting local schools and teaching the students about science and meteorology. He is also a regular at community events such as the Lowell Folk Festival, the Dracut Scholarship Foundation’s Telethon, and the Derry News Cookie Eating Contest. In addition, he has been a judge at the 2009 Hampton Beach Seafood Festival, a celebration he attends every year.
Through his work, Al Kaprielian has gained prominence and such distinctions as; Best Weather Forecaster by the New Hampshire Magazine. In addition, he has also been named Best Media Personality and Best Weatherperson at the New Hampshire Reader Choice Awards. He was also awarded the Best Weather Forecaster in the Nashua Telegraph’s 2004 Reader’s Choice Awards.Al Kaprielian photo