Fritz Coleman
Fritz Coleman at Vicki Abelson's Women Who Write (15040970503).jpg
Coleman in 2014
BornMay 27, 1948 (1948-05-27) (age 74)
Alma materSalem College
Temple University
OccupationWeathercaster
Children2 sons and 1 daughter

Fritz Coleman (born May 27, 1948 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a retired weathercaster, who worked for NBC Channel 4 (KNBC) in Los Angeles, California from 1982 to 2020.[1]

Background

After growing up in Radnor, Pennsylvania, he attended Salem University in West Virginia and Temple University in Philadelphia where he studied radio, television and film.[1] Like many popular weather anchors, he serves as a reporter instead of a meteorologist since he doesn't have a degree in meteorology.

He worked as a comedian and disc jockey for several years and as a radio personality at WBEN and later WKBW in Buffalo, New York.[1] He left Buffalo for Los Angeles in 1980 to work as a stand-up comic. In 1982, he began work as weekend weatherman at KNBC and became the weekday weatherman in 1984. He also hosted or appeared on a number of other KNBC shows, such as "It’s Fritz" (1988-1990) and "What a Week" (1990 – 1991).

He has written and performed two one-man theater acts, titled The Reception and It's Me! Dad! He received the 2004 EMA Community Service Award for his involvement with KNBC's 4 Our Planet, a children's program. He appeared in a supporting role in one of Raymond Burr's last Perry Mason television films, The Case of the Telltale Talk Show Host, in 1993.

He received a "thanks" credit on the film Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie, an "alternate film" companion to Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.[2]

From 2009 to 2011, Coleman also did the weekday weather (in addition to KNBC) for San Diego's NBC affiliate, KNSD.[3]

On June 17, 2020, Coleman announced that he would retire on Friday, June 26 after almost 40 years at KNBC.[4][5]

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