Chief Meteorologist Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz can be seen on NBC10 News weekdays at 11 AM, 4 PM and 6 PM. He is the co-author of The Philadelphia Area Weather Book and was inducted into the Philadelphia Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame in 2010.
Schwartz joined NBC10 in 1995. Earlier in his career a colleague saw footage of Schwartz being blown around in a storm and dubbed him “Hurricane.” The nickname stuck and he has been known as Hurricane ever since.
Schwartz’s career spans the worlds of science and broadcasting. He has worked as a broadcast meteorologist in Florida, North Carolina, New York City and Georgia, where he began his television career at WAGA in Atlanta. Prior to that, he served as the Disaster Preparedness Meteorologist for the National Weather Service, also in Atlanta. He was a Hurricane Specialist for The Weather Channel, and while there produced documentaries for the network and the National Science Foundation. He also became The Weather Channel’s first hurricane chaser. Earlier in his career he worked for the National Hurricane Center in Miami and Accu-Weather in State College, Pennsylvania.
The Philadelphia Area Weather Book was honored with the 2005 Louis J. Batton Author’s Award, which named it the best weather book in the country. That same year, Schwartz was named the 79th Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) in the country. He is one of the first broadcast meteorologists in Philadelphia to earn this prestigious recognition.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Schwartz attended Central High School and went on to graduate from Penn State with a B.S. degree in Meteorology.
Over the years, Schwartz has dedicated his time to the community, participating in hundreds of speaking engagements, workshops and seminars on earth sciences and the weather. In 2005 he created and launched HOPES (Hurricane’s Outreach Program to Educate Scientists). The program mentors minority students and provides professional guidance and exposure to the field of meteorology.
Schwartz lives in Lower Merion and is a lifetime Philadelphia sports fan. His hobbies include racquetball, softball, and of course, chasing hurricanes.