bob copeland hall of fame inductee 2016

Bob Copeland

Not long ago, Bob Copeland wrote on his website, “When I was a little kid, I had three loves…drawing, my camera, and the weather (okay, the Red Sox were a close fourth…) but the greatest of these was the weather. I knew early on that ‘when I grew up’ I really wanted to be a ‘weatherman’ so that is the direction that my brain and circumstances led me. Although some of my friends and even some teachers used to say things like ‘you draw really well’ or ‘you ought to go to art school,’ my ‘left-brain’ focus prevailed as I thought about college. I concentrated on math, science, and engineering at Northeastern and then meteorology at MIT, shunning most ‘liberal arts’ courses. Thanks to Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame inductee, Don Kent at WBZ-TV, I was fortunate enough to land my first broadcast job right out of MIT, then spent most of my adult life as a television meteorologist.” Quickly becoming a full-timer, Copeland served WBZ-TV from 1957 until joining the old Channel 5 (then, WHDH-TV) in 1966 and stayed with Channel 5 when, in 1972, it became WCVB-TV. Today, Copeland enjoys life with his second loves – oil painting and photography – at “Bob Copeland’s North-of-the-Notch Studio” in Littleton, NH.