Frank Field, a renowned meteorologist and health reporter, has sadly passed away at the age of 100. Field, who spent 25 years of his career at NBC’s New York station WNBC-TV, left an indelible mark on the field of meteorology and television broadcasting. Known for his expertise in weather forecasting, Field became a household name, delivering daily weather updates to viewers across New York.
Honoring Frank Field: Meteorologist, Educator, and TV Personality
Frank Field, an esteemed meteorologist, had a remarkable career that spanned multiple domains. He began as a meteorology officer during World War II after studying at Brown University and MIT.
Field gained national attention as a regular guest on “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson, where he showcased his wit and maintained his air of authority. At WNBC, he entertained viewers by playfully jabbing at a cut-out figure of Carson during his weather reports.
Additionally, Field’s medical background allowed him to cover a live kidney transplant on air and popularize the Heimlich maneuver. After leaving WNBC, he continued his career at WCBS and WWOR, leaving a lasting impact on the field of meteorology.
Frank Field: A Legacy of Meteorology and Family
Frank Field, the esteemed meteorologist, sadly lost his wife Joan Kaplan Field earlier this year. The couple enjoyed a remarkable 75-year marriage and raised three children: Storm, Allison, and Pamela. Both Storm and Allison followed in their father’s footsteps, becoming TV meteorologists themselves. Field leaves behind a cherished legacy, including seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Al Roker, renowned meteorologist on NBC’s Today show, paid tribute to Field on Instagram, highlighting his mentorship and influence on Roker’s career. Field’s post-TV endeavors focused on campaigning for fire safety.
Field’s contributions to the world of broadcasting and his dedicated service to WNBC-TV will always be remembered and cherished by colleagues, viewers, and the broader community.