Barak (means lightning in Hebrew) Shapiro
When it comes to social media, you can find me…
I'm all over it.
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Facebook: Barak Shapiro
9 First Warning Meteorologist
When did you start working here?
I started at WCPO in October of 2017 after taking a year off to raise my daughter. She's a TRIP!
Where else have you worked?
I feel like I've lived all over the country and have loved every part of it. I've worked in Tallahassee FL, Salisbury MD, Tucson AZ, Tulsa OK, Shreveport LA, and Nashville TN.
Where did you go to college?
Florida State University. I'm a proud Seminole!!!
What are you most proud of when it comes to your work?
My work ethic. I believe in looking over everything and making my own forecast. I also love the challenge of it, too. Plus I like to give a forecast in a friendly, yet informative way.
What are you most proud of in your own life?
Taking a year off to raise my daughter. It was a bit scary not working yet the most rewarding thing I have ever done.
What do you love about living in the Tri-State?
I love seeing the change of seasons and the food. I'm a foodie so if you have any suggestions send them my way.
What are your favorite local hangouts/places, sports & cultural institutions?
Shows: Stargate (all the franchises – yes, I'm a SYFY nerd!)
Books: The Wheel of Time series
Movies: Gremlins, Friday 13th, Sinister and Paranormal Activity
Music: Pretty much everything
Apps I can't live without?
Radar Scope and Pykl3 Radar