Previously, Schwarz was the primary meteorologist at WNYW-TV in New York, New York, where he reported the weather for their 10 p.m. newscast. Before that, he served as weekend meteorologist at KSTP-TV, the ABC affiliate in the Twin Cities.
Schwarz began his on-air career in his hometown of Flint, Michigan, where he was the weekend meteorologist for WJRT-TV, the local ABC affiliate. During this time, he also owned and operated a private weather forecasting service with several clients throughout the Midwest.
Schwarz earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from Pennsylvania State University in 1983. He holds the American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval and earned the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal as well.
A participant in numerous volunteer activities, he is a board member of the Les Turner ALS Foundation, a charity that helps raise funds for those afflicted with ALS and the research being conducted at Northwestern University. All of the money raised by this charity stays in the Chicago area. Each year Schwarz emcees the ALS Walk for Life, which is held in late September.
Schwarz resides in the suburbs of Chicago with his wife, and has two grown children.
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