About George Fishbeck
Dr. George Fischbeck (born 1922) was a television weatherman on KOB-TV in Albuquerque, New Mexico from the early 1960s to early 1970s. In 1972 he moved to KABC-TV in Los Angeles, California, replacing Alan Sloane, where he became a staple on the station's Eyewitness News broadcasts. He would retire from KABC-TV in 1990, but returned to television with a brief stint at KCBS-TV from 1994 to 1997. His on-air presentation was honed from a previous career as a school teacher. His unique, sometimes humorous forecasts were unscripted and often turned into an opportunity to educate his viewers on the subject of weather. He started his television career at KNME-TV in Albuquerque as a host of a children's science program. He graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1955 with an MA. In 1979 he was awarded the Silver Beaver by the Boy Scouts of America for his service to youth. In 2003, he was awarded the LA Area Governors Award for lifetime achievement by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for special and unique contributions to Los Angeles area television.
Fischbeck is an amateur radio operator, and carries the call sign KE6SBY.
He is currently a volunteer with the Los Angeles Zoo.
At the end of Tom Waits' comic song "Emotional Weather Report" (from his 1975 album Nighthawks at the Diner), he quips, "Dr. George Fischbeck ain't got nothin' on me!"
Mark Jonathan Davis recorded a parody of Motley Crue's "Dr. Feelgood" called "Dr. Fischbeck" about the weatherman.[