Brian Lapis

Meteorologist

Brian Lapis

(WWLP) – Brian joined the 22News Storm Team in September of 1996. He can be seen on 22News each weeknight starting at 5pm.

Brian got his start in broadcasting at the age of 15 at radio station WILI, in his hometown of Willimantic, CT.  He’s worked as a radio on-air talent for KISS 95.7 in Hartford, CT; WIOQ in Philadelphia, PA; WYYY and WJPZ in Syracuse, NY; and WPRO-FM in Providence, RI.

Brian has a Bachelor’s degree in Television Radio Film Management from Syracuse University. In addition he holds a certificate in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University.

It wasn’t all work and no play for Brian at Syracuse University. In his senior year, he was “Otto The Orange,” the mascot for the basketball and football teams!

In 2000 and 2007, Brian, along with the 22News Storm Team, was awarded the Massachusetts & Rhode Island Associated Press award for best weathercast. He also has earned the National Weather Association Broadcast Seal of Approval.

When he’s not at 22News, Brian is out in the community, talking to dozens of school groups and civic organizations each year about weather, climate and television news. An advocate for broadcasting in the public interest and media justice, Brian is chair of the board of directors of the Office of Communication Inc. of the United Church of Christ. He is a long time, active member in the UCC.

Brian loves living in western Massachusetts! Brian and his twin daughters can be seen hiking at The Notch and Mt. Holyoke, biking on the Norwottuck Rail Trail, skiing in the Berkshires, buying local food from local farmers and eating at our fabulous local restaurants!