Andre’ Bernier Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Fox 8 News, Net Worth, and Salary

Andre’ Bernier Biography

Andre’ Bernier is an American Emmy Award-winning Meteorologist working for Fox 8 News – WJW in Cleveland, Ohio as a weekday evening meteorologist. He has been working for the station since February 1988 after working for KARE-TV.

Andre’ Bernier Age

Bernier was born on May 22, 1959, in New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States. He is therefore 64 years old as of 2023. He celebrates his birthday on the 19th of April every year.

Andre’ Bernier Height

Bernier stands at an approximate height of 6 feet and 1 inch.

Andre’ Bernier Family

Bernier was bro to his loving parents, Claire (mother) and Herve (father). There is no information regarding whether Bernier has any siblings.

Andre’ Bernier Wife / Son

Bernier is married to his lovely spouse, Sally Bernier, a retired meteorologist. They first met in the year 1978. Bernier and his wife worked alongside each other at KARE-TV as a weekday morning meteorologist. The couple takes great in being dad and mom to their one son, Noah. Noah is working towards obtaining a commercial pilot’s license and is already qualified as an instrument-rated pilot.

Andre’ Bernier Net Worth

Bernier has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a Meteorologist.

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Andre’ Bernier Salary

Bernier earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.

Andre’ Bernier Education

Bernier is a proud 1977 alumnus of New Bedford High School. He is also a 1981 alumnus of Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vermont, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology. When he was in college, he began “The New England Weather Net” (a student-run company). This company gave daily weather updates to local radio stations, like WSTJ-AM in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, using phone messages.

Andre’ Bernier Career

Early Life Career

Bernier’s love for weather started when he was just 4 years old, and he noticed dark clouds from an approaching storm. From that moment, he became passionate about understanding all kinds of weather. Growing up in New England, he developed a particular fascination with winter snowstorms and the famous “nor’easter.”

At 16 years old, Bernier began his broadcast career by providing weekend weather forecasts to his hometown radio station, WBSM-AM, in New Bedford. He had helpful mentors like Stann Lipp, Jim Loomis, Dick Stevens, and newsman Jim Phillips (who is still heard on WBSM). They patiently guided him, and he improved his broadcasting skills. He also learned about synoptic meteorology (forecasting) by following and learning from the late Charlie Taylor, who was a meteorologist for WLNE-TV, and their studios were in New Bedford during the 1970s.

Work Experience | Awards

Bernier serves at FOX 8 News as a Weekday Evening Meteorologist, appearing on the 5 p.m. newscasts. He began as a weekday morning meteorologist at the station, appearing from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. Before joining KARE-TV-11 in Minneapolis, Minnesota as a meteorologist.

After finishing college, he left New England and got his first job as a weekend weather forecaster in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He worked at KGAN, which was also known as WMT-AM-FM-TV. However, after 8 months, he left Iowa to join The Weather Channel. When the channel started airing on 2 May 1982, at 8:00 p.m. EDT, he and Bruce Kalinowski (Edwards) became the 1st on-camera meteorology team.

In the year 1985, he relocated to Minneapolis and served at WWTC-AM, which by then it was the only commercial AM radio station in the United States focusing entirely on weather. He also worked as a forecaster for Northwest Airlines, specifically for trans-Atlantic flights. Later, he joined KARE-TV. In the year 1988, he and his family moved to Cleveland, where he started working at WJW channel 8. He served as the morning meteorologist until the year 2007 when he shifted to the evening broadcasts.

Throughout his career, he has won 2 Lower Great Lakes Emmy Awards for his incredible work. He also holds a Seal of Approval from the American Meteorologist Society. During his leisure time, he likes to go on hikes, hang out with his family and friends, or serve in Christian ministries. He is an ordained minister – he got ordained in May 2006 at Massillon at Grace Community Church in Massillon. Bernier is also passionate about aviation.

Other Things

Apart from his work as a TV weather forecaster, he also started to focus more on his faith journey. This led him to join a seminary program through distance education. He completed courses from Southern Baptist Seminary in Nashville and Global University (then it was called ICU University) in Springfield, Missouri. On May 21, 2004, he became ordained by a group of pastors at Grace Community Church in Massillon, OH.

He is an active member of Faith Family Church in North Canton, OH. Sometimes, he is invited to speak as a guest preacher and evangelist at other local churches. In the year 2012, he served as an interim pastor at a church in Massillon, and more recently, he did the same in Chesterland, Ohio.

Besides his work as a TV weather forecaster, he is also involved in digital film production. Hollywood film director, Jason Tomaric, mentored him in this field. He has made several short films, and his filmography includes a medium-length drama called “Christmas Lights In Pilaf” (2004), which is based on “Welcome To Pilaf”‘s (Christian novel) 1st chapter.

He has made a full-length documentary about a family from France. This family used their life savings to buy an old, abandoned building in Olmsted Falls, Ohio, with the plan to open an authentic French bistro. The documentary is called “French Toast” (2006), and it has been submitted to many film festivals in the United States, including Utah, Cleveland, Washington, and Dallas, and also to the national Telly Awards.

He is a supporter of energy conservation and renewable fuel technology, including using hydrogen vehicles. Additionally, he is known for disagreeing with the idea that human activities are the main cause of climate change.

Andre’ Bernier Books

Besides being a meteorologist, Bernier is also an author. He has written a number of books, such as “The Extra Mile” (an autobiographical timeline) and “Christmas In Pilaf” (a faith-based Christmas novel series).

Andre’ Bernier Podcast

Bernier has a podcast called The WeatherJazz® Podcast. Click here to view his podcast, which has more than 500 episodes.

Andre’ Bernier Fox 8 News

Bernier is working at Fox 8 News where he works alongside other famous Fox 8 News meteorologists, anchors, and reporters including;

  1. Mackenzie Bart
  2. Kristi Capel
  3. Ken Carman
  4. Tracy McCool
  5. Wayne Dawson
  6. Jenn Harcher
  7. Natalie Herbick
  8. Jennifer Jordan
  9. Andre Knott
  10. Roosevelt Leftwich
  11. Lou Maglio

Andre’ Bernier Social Media Platforms

He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 11.3K followers on Instagram.

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