Noah Rabin (born March 17, 1962) is an Israeli-born American television meteorologist based in Manchester, New Hampshire. He currently works as Chief Meteorologist for WFNH-LD (FOX 13), New Hampshire's FOX affiliate.
Early life and education
Noah was born in Jerusalem, Israel but grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. where his father was a Reform rabbi. He is Jewish. He graduated from Patterson High School and attended Yeshivas Ner Yisroel and University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He was enrolled in UMBC's meteorology program, earning the NWA and AMS seals of approval upon his graduation from UMBC.
Noah began his broadcast career in 1991 at the age of 28 at NBC owned-and-operated station WRC-TV in Washington, D.C., working as an understudy to Bob Ryan and filling in for Ryan when he was unavailable. He then worked briefly for ABC affiliate WHSV-TV in Harrisonburg, Virginia before returning to his native Baltimore in 1995 to work as a evening weatherman at WJZ-TV, which had just become a CBS owned-and-operated station.
Memorably during his Baltimore career, in 1996 Noah responded to fellow WJZ-TV weathercaster Marty Bass being named the "Best Reason Not to Watch WJZ-TV" by the Baltimore City Paper by burning a copy of the newspaper during the morning show, and audibly threatening to murder the writer of the "award". This stunt led to the City Paper filing a restraining order against Rabin and Rabin receiving a brief suspension from WJZ-TV for recklessness.
Rabin left WJZ-TV in 2001 in a move that made local headlines. Rabin was upset with station staff, and felt like he was "obligated to playing second banana to Marty Bass." Rabin moved to New Hampshire and went to work at FOX 13 in Manchester, which had merged low-power station W13OX (now WFNH-LD) with full-power satellites WFNH-TV (now WMMY-TV) and WFTN-TV (now WQCV-TV), and had replaced part-time affiliate WMUR-TV as the state's FOX affiliate. He has been at FOX 13 ever since.
A longtime member of Temple Oheb Shalom in his native Baltimore, he has been involved as a cantor for Baltimore's Hanukkah celebrations since 1999, as well as several Hanukkah celebrations in New Hampshire.
Some notable events covered by Noah include: