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Below, you will find an alphabetized list of CBC personalities. To search for personality simply click on the appropriate letter in the alphabet line provided. For example, if you would like to read about Peter Mansbridge, simple click on the letter "M" to read the listings for people whose surnames start with letter "M".


Ian Black
Climatologist | CBC Ottawa News

True story: as a six-year old, Ian Black sat on the front porch of his house with his mother, watching an approaching thunderstorm. He was so amazed by what he saw that he went to the library-on his own-and read everything he could find about thunderstorms. The next time a storm approached, he told his mother that they should go inside, 'because it's not safe to be outside with lightning'. 

Black is the only weather forecaster in Ottawa endorsed by the Canadian Metrological and Oceanographic Society (in fact, he was the first broadcaster ever endorsed). He's a hockey dad, and before he became Ottawa's go-to guy for accurate forecasts, he was a substitute teacher in just about every high school in town. A self-described weather geek, he is particularly excited about how technology has caught up to the way he had envisioned weather forecasting 20 years ago. 

His forecasts can also be found online at cbc.ca/Ottawa and on Twitter @blacksweather

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    Climatologist

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