Bob Weaver

TV Weatherman

MIAMI — Bob Weaver, a South Florida television pioneer who was among of the nation’s first TV weathermen, died June 24 of cancer, said his wife, Myra Weaver. He was 77.

In 1949, he joined newsman Ralph Renick and sports director Bernie Rosen on the Miami market’s first television station, WTVJ-TV, the 16th station in the nation at the time.

He read commercials and station identifications, pasted photos on cardboard so they could be displayed onscreen, filled in on sports updates and did other odd jobs.

Within a year he became the station’s weatherman, a position he held until 2003. Throughout his 54-year career he was known as “Weaver the Weatherman.”

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