Craig Allen (meteorologist)

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Craig Allen (born January 25, 1957, Brooklyn, New York) is a meteorologist whose weather reports can be heard weekdays on WCBS Newsradio 880 (880 AM radio) in New York City and internationally at and for News 12.

Allen previously worked for WCBS-TV until September 2006 and CBS This Morning and CBS Morning News from 1996 to October 1999.

Allen is a graduate of Farmingdale High School. He earned his bachelor's degree from Stony Brook University in 1979 and has been the chief meteorologist on WCBS since 1981.

On January 11, 2007, Allen joined News 12 Long Island as a fill-in meteorologist. [1] On June 2, 2007, Allen began filling in as weather anchor on WNYW, originally as a short tenure with the station doing weekend weather forecasts. [2] By the end of 2007, Allen continued his weekend role as Fox 5's weekend meteorologist since the departure of Tracy Humphrey. In September 2008, he was named weekend meteorologist and primary fill in for Nick Gregory. Fox5 replaced him with meteorologist Shay Ryan but allowed him to freelance as needed.

On April 27, 2011, Allen began his 30th year with WCBS-AM/880. He is now the longest running primary meteorologist on a radio station in the country according to CBS News, the New York Daily News and an interview with Jerry Barmash from the New York Examiner/Fish Bowl NY. [3]

Allen joined WPIX-TV in May 2010 and is now the regular weekend meteorologist for the WPIX 5 & 10 pm newscasts with Kaity Tong. He also covers for Mr. G on weekdays. [4]

Allen also added additional radio duties for CBS Radio News, providing information, data and forecasts for the radio network.

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  1. "Craig Allen joins 'News12 Long Island'" Archived 2007-02-22 at the Wayback Machine
  2. "Summer Forecast has Allen back in view"