Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz joined NBC10 in 1995. In 2002 he was named Chief Meteorologist and co-authored The Philadelphia Area Weather Book. He was inducted into the Philadelphia Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame in 2010.
Schwartz has worked as a meteorologist in Florida, North Carolina, New York City and Georgia, where he was the Disaster Preparedness Meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Atlanta. It was in New York that a colleague dubbed him “Hurricane”, after seeing old footage of Schwartz being blown around in one.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Schwartz attended Central High School and went on to graduate from Penn State receiving a B.S. degree in Meteorology. In October 2005, he 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.
Over the years, Schwartz has participated in hundreds of speaking engagements, workshops and seminars on earth sciences and the weather. In October 2005, he founded H.O.P.E.S. (Hurricane’s Outreach Program to Educate Scientists). The goal of H.O.P.E.S. is to mentor and provide a selected group of minority students with professional guidance and exposure to the field of meteorology.
Schwartz resides in Lower Merion and is a lifetime Philadelphia sports fan. His hobbies include racquetball, softball, and of course, chasing hurricanes.