Brad Field forecasts Connecticut's weather on NBC Connecticut News at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. each weekday. He has been the Chief Meteorologist since 1983.
Recently, Brad was inducted into the prestigious Silver Circle. The Boston/New England arm of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented this prestigious award to Brad for his 25 years of exemplary service to the citizens of Connecticut. He has also been awarded the American Meteorological Society's "Seal of Approval For Excellence in Television Weathercasting."
Brad has been honored for his coverage of Hurricane Gloria in 1985 and received the AP Award for NBC Connecticut's coverage of the blizzards of 1995 and 1996.
Brad is a New England native who received his bachelor of science degree in meteorology from the College of Pure and Applied Science at the University of Lowell, in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Before coming to NBC Connecticut, Brad worked in Providence, Rhode Island, where he was a meteorologist at WLNE-TV for three years. He has also worked at Weather Services Corporation in Bedford, Mass., and among his many duties there, he most enjoyed forecasting for the Boston Red Sox.
To his friends at NBC Connecticut, Brad is known as "Coach" for his love of baseball and football. He teaches the boys in his town how to compete at their highest level, but win or lose, teaching them sportsmanship is his passion. Brad has been a Little League manager for 10 years. He also coaches in the Jaycee Baseball League of Greater Hartford. Brad serves as Director of Coaching for the Simsbury-Granby Raiders Youth Football and Cheer, and is co-president fo the Granby High School Football Supporters.
Brad also served on his church's pastoral "Transition Team".
Brad, his wife, Sandy, and sons, Curtis and Connor, love their quiet northwest hill-town. In addition to baseball and football, Brad enjoys Nantucket and the Maine coast, as well as politics and American History.