Richard Zurawski is a familiar voice and face to people across the Maritimes who captivates all audiences with his wit and expertise on any subject. Author, broadcaster and documentary filmmaker, Richard is sharing his wealth of knowledge with Canadians on issues concerning world issues, climate change and the ever-changing weather. As chief meteorologist for Rogers Radio in Halifax, St John and Moncton, Richard produces daily reports to keep listeners up to date with their region’s forecast. In addition to his weather updates, Richard also co-host the Friday Science File with Andrew Krystal and also writes a popular science blog for the station’s website three times a week.
Richard hosts EarthWise – a one hour radio show about the environment on Rogers Maritimes Radio which he researches, writes and produces. The show will begin in February, 2010 and broadcast across the Maritimes. He has hosted Wonder Why? a children’s science series, Clipheads and Oceans, two 60 minute documentary about computers for Discovery Channel, and has developed Mighty, Mega Monster Marvellous Machines, a show about ancient weapons among his many film ventures.
Richard is Professor of Media Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University. In March 2011, he published a new book about science and the media called Media Mediocrity–Waging War Against Science: How the Television Makes Us Stoopid!
Richard has written many books including It Starts with Z: Zarathushtra which took him on a journey to San Jose, London, Mumbai, Udwada, Shraz, Isfahan, Bam, Yazd and Kerman to tell the story of the Zarathushtis and the Persian Empires (it was also developed into a 60 minute documentary for Vision TV.) With a focus on the importance of the environment and sciences, Richard has written Richard Zurawski’s Book of Maritime Weather, Richard Zurawski’s Book of Maritime Climate Change and Science on TV…the Reason We Are So Stoopid About Science! which will be released during the 2010 summer.
Richard has his master’s in education from Mount Saint Vincent University, a bachelor of science in physics and mathematics from the University of Windsor and diplomas in meteorology and advanced meteorology from Environment Canada. He has also acquired undergraduate credits in geology, biology, German, philosophy and astronomy at the University of Toronto. Richard is a member of the Canadian Independant Film Caucus, The Alliance of Children’s Television (past board of director,) Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Mensa and the American Meteorological Society.