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Steve LaPointe Biography
Steve LaPointe is an American meteorologist, newscaster, broadcaster and reporter currently working as a Chief Meteorologist at CBS6. LaPointe has engaged CBS 6 viewers with accurate weather forecasts, critical severe weather coverage, and special educational weather programming for the past twenty-five years.
Steve reports and forecasts regularly on CBS6 news Mondays through Fridays on the 5, 5:30, 6 and 6:30 pm newscasts as well as the 10 pm newscast on the CW15 and again at 11 pm on CBS6.
Steve LaPointe Age
A Pennsylvania State graduate, LaPointe grew up in New Hampshire though he has not revealed the exact date, year and month he was born.
Steve LaPointe Wife
LaPointe is married though he not revealed about his wife. Actually, he is somehow private when it comes to matters concerning his personal life. However, he has not yet updated his relationship or marital status.
Steve LaPointe Education
LaPointe earned a BS degree in meteorology from Penn State University in 1989 and began his career in television immediately after completing school with a start as an emergency fill-in guy for WMUR-TV in Manchester, N.H. close to his hometown of Hollis.
Steve LaPointe Career
He began his career in television immediately after completing school. With a start as an emergency fill-in guy for WMUR-TV in Manchester, N.H. close to his hometown of Hollis. Within two weeks after his fill-in experience at WMUR. He began a full-time weather/reporter job at WSAV-TV in Savannah, GA in February 1990.
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Also, Steve joined CBS6 news on April 22, 1991, as the morning and noon meteorologist. The first working with Jack Aernecke, and then Ed O`Brien. In February 1995, Steve was promoted to his current position as chief meteorologist.
A portion of Steve’s achievements throughout the years at CBS6 incorporate the principal privately delivered estimate item. On the Internet in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy advertise in February 1996. Steve created and keeps on keeping up a market restrictive online recorded climate database which incorporates day by day atmosphere data and critical tempest synopses for the area fixated on Albany dating from May 1988 to the present
He designed and administers the innovative and market exclusive online WeatherNet 6 weather watcher project ) which went life in 1999 and continues strong to this day with over two hundred volunteer weather spotters reporting conditions from the local area daily.
Steve is a full member of the American Meteorological Society and received the AMS Television Seal of approval in 1991. In April 2007, Steve earned the American Meteorological Society`s highest level of certification, the CBM (Certified Broadcast Meteorologist).
Steve LaPointe Awards and Nominations
In 2004, Steve awarded a New York State Emmy award for outstanding educational programming for his role in creating the highly acclaimed thirty-minute severe weather special. Storm Warning, that aired in the spring of 2003. As a follow up to Storm Warning,
Steve co-produced wrote and directed Storm Warning 2 in the spring of 2004. Which earned a New York State Broadcasters award for the best educational program. In 2014 Steve again nominated for a New York State Emmy award for broadcast excellence in the category of weather.
In the spring of 1999, Steve nominated for a New York State Emmy award for outstanding on-camera achievement for his non-stop. Coverage of the Mechanicville-Stillwater tornado outbreak on Memorial Day 1998, the coverage that was credited with keeping residents informed and safe during the event.
Steve also named in a New York State Associated Press Award for best newscast coverage of the 1995 Memorial Day. Severe weather outbreak which generated the devastating family of tornadoes that hit Hillsdale, NY and Great Barrington, Massachusetts.