WVUE New Orleans Makes Weather Moves
After 35 years, Raycom-operated Fox affiliate WVUE New Orleans (DMA 51) is naming a new chief meteorologist as David Bernard makes the move to evenings in preparation for Bob Breck’s March 2 retirement.
As Bernard transitions to chief meteorologist, Shelby Latino will take over for him on the FOX 8 Morning Edition.
Bernard joined WVUE in November and has nearly 25 years of weather forecasting experience. Before starting at WVUE, he spent nine years as chief meteorologist for WFOR Miami.
While in Miami, Bernard was enlisted by CBS News New York as their hurricane consultant in 2008. During Hurricane Sandy in 2012, he reported on the CBS Evening News, CBS This Morning and Face The Nation before, during and after the storm. Other memorable storms he covered for CBS News included Hurricanes Ike, Gustav, Irene and Isaac.
New Orleans was Bernard’s home from 1997 to 2005, when he was the morning meteorologist for CBS affiliate WWL. From 1993 to 1997, he gained experience forecasting at TV stations in the Tornado Alley region of the Texas Panhandle and Oklahoma.
A native of Houston, Bernard graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and attended Mississippi State University. He is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) and member of the American Meteorological Society. He is also a member of the National Weather Association and a former member of the AMS Board of Broadcast Meteorology.
Latino is a native of Southeast Louisiana who attended Mississippi State University to earn her degree in professional meteorology. During the summer of her junior year, she had the opportunity to intern with WVUE’s Chief Meteorologist Bob Breck and learn his forecasting and story-telling techniques.
Shelby worked as a meteorologist in Greenville, Miss., while completing her degree. Two days after graduation, she moved to Fresno, Calif., where she worked as the weekday morning and midday meteorologist.