NBC10 Philadelphia’s Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz Announces TV Retirement
A Philadelphia icon has just announced his retirement. After more than 50 years as a broadcast meteorologist, NBC10's longtime forecast Glenn Hurricane Schwartz has announced his retirement.
Glenn shared the news online and on-air earlier today.
“I’m not retiring from meteorology, my life-long passion, but only from daily TV on NBC10,” he wrote in the station’s announcement.
Schwartz will officially retire at the end of May, though a date for his final broadcast was not immediately announced.
"I’ve decided: If I’m gonna try some new things and pursue other things I’ve put off, there’s no time like the present," Glenn says.
“For over a quarter of a century, Glenn has dedicated his career to providing accurate and reliable forecasts to help viewers in our communities,” an NBC10 spokesperson told the Inquirer.
Glenn, who was a Philadelphia institution on the station's evening broadcasts for decades, has been primarily working on the network's 11 shows in recent months.
Hurricane says that he will continue to work, but isn't sure exactly what's next. He's already an author, and he's an outspoken climate change advocate.
"This isn’t the time to make specific forecasts," he wrote. "I’m interested in a lot of things, including continuing to write and to expand my other communications with the public on our shared destiny."
I grew up in an NBC10 household and even got to work with Glenn as an intern at NBC10 a while back. He's one of a kind, and they don't get much more Philly than that.
Iconic Philadelphia TV Anchors Retire
It's been a wild year in Philadelphia television already. In fact, NBC10's competitor 6ABC has said goodbye to some of their biggest names. The station's morning meteorologist David Murphy announced his retirement last fall.
Plus, earlier in 2022, 6ABC's 6 pm and 11 pm anchor, Jim Gardner announced his retirement as well. Gardner has already stepped away from the station's 11 pm broadcasts. He'll continue to anchor the 6 pm broadcasts through much of this year.