Who is Andre Bernier?
Andre Bernier is an American meteorologist. He serves as the weekday evening meteorologist at FOX 8 WJW-TV in Cleveland, Ohio. He began working for the station in 1988, the year it made headlines in Cleveland by launching a one-hour weekday morning newscast from 6 to 7 AM.
Andre worked in the weekday morning department for close to two decades 19 and he later joined Cleveland icon, Dick Goddard. In addition, he created the concept for the outdoor weather station, a concept he came up with while working at KARE-TV-11, the NBC affiliate in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Aside from his career, Andre is an ordained minister and his faith keeps him level-headed. He was ordained in Massillon at Grace Community Church in May of 2006.
Andre Bernier Was Born in Massachusetts
Bernier is 64 years old as of 2023. He was born on May 22, 1959, in New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States.
Andre Bernier’s Wife is a Retired Meteorologist
Andre met his wife, Sally Bernier in 1978. They were both college students pursuing meteorology. Just like her husband, Sally completed her studies and she pursued a career in meteorology in Cleveland.
She did, however, retire fully from broadcast meteorology in 2009 to raise their son, Noah, at home. Unlike many other marriages that end for various reasons, Andre and his wife have been together in marriage for more than 4 decades.
Andre Bernier Education
Bernier completed his high school studies in 1977 at New Bedford High School. He later enrolled at Lyndon State College where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology.
In his college years, he founded “The New England Weather Net,” a student-run business that provided daily weather reports through phone to local radio stations, notably WSTJ-AM in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.
Andre Bernier’s Salary and Net Worth
Bernier earns an average salary of $134,627. Her wages have increased significantly over the years that she has worked in mainstream media. Andre has created a stable source of income thanks to his career in meteorology. He currently has a net worth that ranges between $1 million – $3 million.
Andre Bernier Career
Bernier’s fascination with meteorology began when he was four years old, whenever he spotted dark clouds from a storm that was about to arrive. Little did he know that he would end up knowing everything related to the weather.
However, while growing up in New England, he developed an especially strong preference for winter snowstorms and the well-known “nor’easter.” Bernier began his broadcast career at the age of 16 when he started sending out weekend weather reports to his hometown radio station, WBSM-AM.
He polished his broadcasting skill sets with the patient guidance of several mentors, including Stann Lipp of WBSM, Jim Loomis, Dick Stevens, and newsman Jim Phillips (who can still be heard on WBSM).
He also continued to educate himself in synoptic meteorology (forecasting) by working as the late Charlie Taylor’s assistant at WLNE-TV, whose studios were still located in New Bedford in the 1970s.
Bernier relocated to Minneapolis in 1985 and landed a job at WWTC-AM, the only commercial AM radio station in the country to try an all-weather format. He also worked at Northwest Airlines, and eventually KARE-TV, Minneapolis, where he eventually joined his wife for the weekday morning newscasts.
Bernier and his family relocated to Cleveland in 1988, the same year he started working at WJW channel 8 as the morning meteorologist. In 2007, he switched to evening shifts.
What Does Andre Bernier’s Son Do For a Living?
Andre’s son, Noah Bernier is currently pursuing his commercial pilot’s license. His wife, Sally is also a licensed private pilot and they all like to fly, go on hikes, and work in Christian charities.