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The WBZ News NEXT Weather team is focused on keeping you prepared for what's next. Is there a risk of severe weather on the horizon? Is there a winning weather day coming up? What do you need to know for your weekend outdoor activities?

Meet the members of the NEXT Weather team, who aim every day to keep you informed.

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Eric Fisher


Eric Fisher is Chief Meteorologist for CBS Boston's WBZ-TV. He anchors weather segments weeknights at 5PM, 6PM, and 11PM, as well as WBZ-TV News at 8PM on CBS News Boston and TV38. Fisher is a frequent contributor to CBS News, often found reporting on breaking severe weather across the country.

Born and raised in New England, Eric says there are few places on earth that produce weather like this little corner of the U.S. It offers the challenges of blockbuster snowstorms, hurricanes, tornadoes, heat waves, frigid cold snaps and dramatic seasonal shifts. Eric vividly remembers Memorial Day of 1995 as a day that helped solidify his path as a meteorologist, when an infamous tornado ripped through Great Barrington in the Berkshires. Glued to the red warnings crawling across the screen and watching the radar, his career in weather was born.

Fisher joined WBZ-TV News from The Weather Channel in Atlanta where he spent three years as a Meteorologist. He produced and delivered national forecasts and contributed to numerous live reports on extreme weather for The Weather Channel, NBC Nightly News, TODAY and MSNBC. Some of the most notable events Fisher reported from include the Moore, Oklahoma tornado in 2013; the 2011 tornado Super Outbreak; Hurricanes Sandy, Irene, and Isaac; and the massive blizzards that essentially shut down New York City in December of 2010 and Boston in February of 2013. Recent times have unfortunately provided no shortage of natural disasters. Previously Fisher worked as the morning meteorologist at WGGB-TV in Springfield, Massachusetts.

A supporter of science and learning, Eric is a member of both the Mount Washington Observatory and the Blue Hill Observatory here in New England. Eric is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany (SUNY) with a B.S. degree in Atmospheric Science and a minor in Mathematics.


Jason Mikell

Jason Mikell WBZ

Jason Mikell joins the WBZ NEXT Weather Team with a wide range of experience, most recently in the Midwest where he was the evening meteorologist at WKYC in Cleveland, Ohio.

A Southern gentleman at heart, Jason was born and raised in southern Mississippi. He is not only a proud graduate of Pearl River Community College with an Associate degree in Liberal Arts, but he also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, an advanced degree in Operational Meteorology from Mississippi State University, is a certified Human Resources Professional, a Mississippi state marching band champion, and an avid lover of all things food, music, and wine.

Jason began his on-air career as a weekend meteorologist in Lima, Ohio; within 6 months he was named Chief Meteorologist. In January 2018, he joined KVUE in Austin, Texas where he worked as a meteorologist, traffic reporter, and morning anchor, and was also nominated for an Emmy Award.

Jason is a current member of both the American Meteorology Society and National Weather Association. He is a member of the Gamma Theta Upsilon fraternity, Phi Theta Kappa fraternity, the National Association of Black Journalists, an award-winning journalist through the Ohio School Boards Association Media Honor Roll, and won first place as the state of Ohio's "Best Weathercast" via the Cleveland Press Club. 

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Sarah Wroblewski


Sarah Wroblewski is a meteorologist at WBZ-TV. Wroblewski brings you the NEXT Weather forecast weekend evenings on WBZ-TV, as well as contributing throughout the week.

Wroblewski is an experienced local meteorologist who has spent over ten years anchoring and reporting on some of the biggest weather events across the Boston market. Prior to that, Wroblewski worked at Weather Services International in Andover, MA. She began her career at WBZ-TV as a weather producer and weekend morning Meteorologist.

Wroblewski holds a bachelor's degree in atmospheric science from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) from American Meteorology Society.


Jacob Wycoff


Jacob Wycoff is a meteorologist at WBZ-TV. Wycoff brings you the NEXT Weather forecast weekend mornings on WBZ-TV, as well as contributing throughout the week.

Growing up in Northeast Ohio, Wycoff got hooked on weather at a very early age. In the spring of 1993, there was the "Storm of the Century" Blizzard, burying the region under nearly two feet of snow. A month later, a small tornado touched down near his hometown and in 1996, the movie Twister was released, solidifying Wycoff's desire to one day become a meteorologist.

Wycoff joined WBZ-TV from Western Mass News in Springfield, where he was a meteorologist for 5 years. Prior to that, Wycoff worked at EarthNetworks, the parent company for WeatherBug, where he covered multiple tropical systems and snow storms including hurricanes Earl, Irene, and Isaac.

Wycoff hold a bachelor's degree in operational and theoretical meteorology from Western Connecticut State University.

Jacob is a member of the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society.


Lexie O'Connor

WBZ-TV's Lexie O'Connor CBS Boston

Lexie O'Connor is a meteorologist with the WBZ-TV NEXT Weather Team. Born and raised in Holden, she is thrilled to be back in her home state.

Lexie went to Wachusett High School and then onto Boston University where she majored in Broadcast Journalism. She started her news career as a reporter at WKTV in Utica, NY and then went onto WGME in Portland, ME where she found a new passion for weather. 

Lexie became a Meteorologist after completing Mississippi State's Broadcast Meteorology program while reporting and forecasting in Portland.  She has since been nominated for a New England Emmy for her work both in the studio and out in the field as a Meteorologist.

Lexie joined the CBS Boston team in 2022 after working as the Morning Meteorologist on Portland's CBS and Fox morning show Good Day Maine, and she is excited to forecast for the communities she grew up in.

Outside of work, Lexie loves exploring new places around New England with her husband and young daughter, and enjoying New England's four seasons from skiing in the winter, to the beach in the summer. 

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