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A.J. Burnett joins the NEWS CENTER weather team

Posted Oct. 11, 2013, at 5:22 p.m.
A.J. Burnett
A.J. Burnett

PORTLAND, Maine – Meteorologist A.J. Burnett made his NEWS CENTER debut on Friday.

A native of New England, A.J. graduated from Rutgers Universityin 1996 with a B.S in Meteorology. He has worked as an on-air meteorologist for more than a decade in Boston, at the FOX and ABC stations as well as at New England Cable News and WMUR-TV in New Hampshire. 

Burnett is a member of the American Meteorological Society and holds the AMS Television Seal of Approval, given for excellence in broadcast meteorology.  Burnett’s career has taken him into the elements of many memorable storms, including the Blizzard of 2013, Sandy, Irene, the 2011 tornadoes in western Massachusetts, the Mother’s Day Floods of 2005, and countless nor’easters. 

 His commitment to the community extends well-beyond his informative and engaging weather reporting style.  A.J. serves on the Board of Directors for the Alzheimer’s Association (MA/NH Chapter), honoring his grandmothers, both of whom suffered from this disease.  He has also volunteered with thePerkins School for the Blind (Watertown, MA), recording written works for the visually impaired. 

 In addition to his strong passion for weather, Burnett enjoys teaching, and has earned his teacher certification in both mathematics and earth science. A.J. visits elementary and middle schools regularly, bringing the science of weather to the classroom in a highly interactive setting.

 A.J. also enjoys photography, cycling, and trying his hand at computer programming. A.J. and his wife Carrie have one daughter, Grace.

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