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Encyclopedia > Ira Joe Fisher
Ira Joe Fisher on WCBS News 2 in 1995.
Ira Joe Fisher on WCBS News 2 in 1995.

Ira Joe Fisher is currently the weather reporter for CBS's The Saturday Early Show, a position he has held since 1999. In addition to in-studio forecasts, which feature his trademark backward writing on "plexiglass 2000" weather presentations, Fisher entertains crowds on the plaza outside the CBS studios. Image File history File links Ira_Joe_Fisher_WCBS_1995. ... Image File history File links Ira_Joe_Fisher_WCBS_1995. ... CBS (an abbreviation for Columbia Broadcasting System, the former legal name of the network) is one of the largest television networks, and formerly one of the largest radio networks, in the United States. ... The Early Show is a American television morning news talk show broadcast by CBS from New York City, 7 to 9 a. ...

Fisher is a true renaissance man with a professional resume including time as a college professor, author, columnist, disc jockey, reporter, actor and of course weatherman. Ira Joe has a master’s degree in fine arts from New England College. New England College is located in Henniker, New Hampshire, a village of about 4000 residents just 90 minutes from Boston and 20 minutes from the state capitol in Concord. ...

Fisher was fired from WCBS in 2003 when Diane Doctor took over WCBS's struggling news operation. At the time of his firing, he was reporting mornings and for the Saturday Early Show. Since then, he does the Saturday Early Show and voiceover for the CBS Morning News and the Early Show on CBS. Dianne Doctor has been the news director of WCBS-TV since 2002 when she left WNBC-TV. She gradually phased out the tabloid elements of the newscasts that had been instituted by her predecessor, Joel Cheatwood. ...

Fisher has held every weekday weather anchor position at WCBS, from 5-7am, noon, 4, 4:30, 5, 5:30, 6, and 11pm. He chemed very well with Dana Tyler and Stephen Clark around and including 2000 when they were the lead team.

Please note: a more complete copyrighted biography is available online at http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/01/18/earlyshow/saturday/main667554.shtml



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