Zack Duhaime

Meteorologist Zack Duhaime Joined the Storm Team 8 weather team in March 2023. This was indeed a dream come true for Zack since he had wanted to work here since childhood. He looked up to those such as the late Dr. Mel, Gil Simmons, and Sam Kantrow. To be a member of this weather team is such an honor, a dream, and an actual full-circle moment for him.

He graduated from Western Connecticut State University with a bachelor’s degree in meteorology and a minor in broadcast journalism in 2019. Like many other meteorologists, weather has been his passion since he was five.

Zack started his career as a freelance broadcast meteorologist at the News 12 Networks, which covered Long Island, Hudson Valley, New York City, and western Connecticut. His first live forecast of his career was from his makeshift bedroom studio in April 2020, thanks to COVID-19. He covered several severe weather events with News 12, including Tropical Storm Isaias, from home, with limited access to the studio in Long Island due to pandemic restrictions.

In the fall of 2020, Zack became a member of the WGGB-Western Mass News (WMN) weather team in Springfield, Mass. as a freelance broadcast meteorologist. He could finally use a real TV studio and ditch his makeshift bedroom studio at this time. While at Western Mass News, he participated in several team coverage events for snow storms, severe weather events, and record heat/cold. By 2022, he was promoted to the weekend morning meteorologist role as a First Alert Weather team member. He would remain in the position until accepting his dream job here at WTNH.

Growing up in Hamden, he can remember sitting on the back of his Nonnie’s couch, watching the snow fall during snow days. After taking earth science in middle school, Zack knew he wanted to become a meteorologist. Once high school hit, it was time to prove himself to his school.

During Zack’s time at Hamden High School, he accurately forecasted some of the most significant storms in recent history, including Tropical Storm Irene, the October Snowstorm, Super Storm Sandy, and the blizzard of 2013.

While at Western Connecticut State University, he led a team of student meteorologists at a local community access station, Spectrum Communications, out of Newtown, Conn., to a National Beacon Award for producing accurate and fun weather forecasts. He was also the lead student meteorologist for the Westconn Weather Team, the live election show Election Connection and WCSU News.

During the summer of 2018, Zack was honored to intern with the weather team here at News 8. His first day of the internship was pretty wild as he covered the damage caused by a tornado that ripped through parts of his hometown. He was able to work alongside every meteorologist on every shift to make sure this was what he wanted to do for a career. He was even more certain afterward that this was what he wanted to do and where he wanted to work. Five years later, that dream became a reality.

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