Bruce Avery, a weatherman with News 12 Networks for nearly 20 years, died Saturday night.
“He’s a first-rate broadcast meteorologist,” he said. Avery works primarily at WRHU at Hofstra University, where he ran a radio station for many years. He has also taught and mentored many students and aspiring broadcasters.
There is no word yet about any memorial service.
Avery was diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer five years ago, according to GoFundMe.
“His smile could light up a room and melt your heart, and his sincerity could inspire security and joy. He was the true definition of a gentleman — chivalrous, charming and caring,” the fundraiser read.
“My intention has always been to share the weather information I see so listeners can use it to plan their daily activities, or make emergency decisions when a severe weather event is imminent. I love every minute of my work. “
Hofstra University President Suzanne said: “Hofstra University is deeply saddened by the loss of Bruce Avery, who in many ways was dedicated to his craft and to the University — as an expert in his field, teacher , co-workers and friends.” Posturing. “During his long tenure at Hofstra, Bruce built WRHU into an award-winning radio station nationally and internationally. This included winning four Marconi Awards, most recently in 2022, as the The best college radio station in the country. Our deepest condolences to Bruce’s family.”