Kevin Lemanowicz and Mark Ockerbloom
Kevin Lemanowicz was the first chief meteorologist for Boston 25 News at Ten in 1996, and has guided viewers through all the twists and turns of New England weather for more than 25 years! Kevin is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) and is a Silver Circle Honoree, a special recognition from the Boston/New England chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences honoring veteran television professionals who’ve made significant contributions to their community and in their field of expertise. Kevin loves the challenge of forecasting the changeable New England weather. As a native New Englander, Kevin has had the opportunity to see what a powerful impact weather has on the lives of local residents. He remembers the blizzard of 1978 hitting in 3rd grade, but in his career, he’s seen everything winter has to offer from the President’s Day Storm of 2004 to the Blizzard of 2005 and the record snowfall in the winter of 2015. Of course, it isn’t all about snow in New England. Kevin has been on the air for hours continuously when tornadoes have hit, like the one that hit Monson and other towns in 2011. Kevin keeps New Englanders on track with changing weather beyond Boston 25 News’ on-air and digital platforms. He and the Boston 25 StormTracker Weather Team provide forecasts to the Boston Red Sox, Country 102.5 WKLB, Magic 106.7 WMJX, and WCRN AM 830. Additionally, Kevin has done in-depth stories related to weather and science, like a winter night atop Mount Washington and tagging sharks off of Cape Cod. Kevin is active in the community and has visited hundreds of schools giving students and teachers a better understanding of how weather works both locally and globally. He shares his love of meteorology and science expertise with a variety of groups including the Massachusetts Middle School Scholars, Weston Observatory Lecture Series, and at the annual STEM Day at Fenway Park. He also serves as the emcee for the annual Cox Conserves Heroes Awards. Prior to working at Boston 25, Kevin was chief meteorologist at WTIC in Hartford, CT. He has also worked at the New England Weather Service in Hartford, providing forecasts for private industry and radio stations. Prior to that, Kevin was a staff meteorologist at Fleetweather, Inc., where he tracked storms for radio, schools, private industry and the Weather Channel. Kevin began his career as a meteorologist at WVIT-TV in Hartford, CT. Kevin is a strong supporter of JDRF, The Random Smile Project, and The Salvation Army of MA. Kevin graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology, and is married with two sons.
Mark Ockerbloom is an Emmy-Award winning anchor for Boston 25 News. He co-anchors Boston 25 News at 5:00, 6:00, 10:00 and 11:00. He’s been with WFXT since 2004 and is one of the Boston area’s most respected journalists. Mark is a native of Winchester, Massachusetts. Growing up in a newspaper family, Mark has always been intrigued by current events. He knows firsthand the type of trust viewers place in their newscasters, and the passion with which they follow local news. From sports to politics, his depth of knowledge about the Boston area adds keen insight to many of the stories he covers. Major stories Mark has covered over the years include the Boston Marathon Bombings, Whitey Bulger’s capture, the Aaron Hernandez trial, the Pope’s visit to America and the funeral for former President George H. W. Bush. He’s also covered several Patriots’ Super Bowls and Red Sox World Series as well as all of the victory parades that followed. Before coming to WFXT, Mark anchored evening sportscasts and co-hosted a nightly sports show at NECN. Prior to returning home to New England, Mark worked at KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City where he was named Oklahoma’s Sportscaster of the Year. Mark got his start as a TV sportscaster at WMUR-TV in Manchester, New Hampshire. He has received broadcasting awards from the Associated Press and The Society of Professional Journalists. In 2010, Mark received a Boston/New England Emmy for Best News Anchor. In 2017 he took home another Emmy for his role in the station’s coverage of the State Police Overtime Scandal and in 2019 he captured a third Emmy for the station’s coverage of the Merrimack Valley Explosions. Mark is a BC High and Providence College graduate and is an active supporter of JDRF, NAMI, Special Olympics Massachusetts and Medfield Public Schools. He also volunteers at the Pan Mass Challenge in honor of his older brother Carl, who lost his battle with cancer in 2004. Mark enjoys playing hockey, softball, fishing and golf. An avid runner, Mark ran the 2002 Boston Marathon with his brother Carl, a memory he cherishes to this day. He and his wife Marysia live in the Boston area and have three daughters, Allison, Juliana and Alena.