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Don Kent
American meteorologist

Don Kent

Don Kent
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Intro American meteorologist
Was Military personnel Meteorologist
From United States of America
Field Military Science
Gender male
Birth 29 September 1917, Dorchester, USA
Death 2 March 2010, Franklin, USA (aged 92 years)
Star sign Libra
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Biography

Donald Edward Kent (September 29, 1917 – March 2, 2010) was an American radio and television weather forecaster for several decades in the Boston, Massachusetts area. He was known as "Boston's first TV Weatherman."

Early life

Kent was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts and was raised in the Wollaston section of Quincy. He graduated from North Quincy High School and attended MIT.

Career

Kent started doing weather forecasts on radio and TV in the Boston area in 1937. He developed and applied his weather forecasting skills while serving in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II era, where he achieved the rank of chief petty officer. After the war and for many years, he appeared on WBZ (AM) radio and WBZ-TV.

After retiring from WBZ in 1983, Kent started a new career as the weather forecaster for Cape Cod radio station WQRC. He would compile reports from his home in Sanbornton, New Hampshire.

Death

Don Kent died in the early morning hours of March 2, 2010 of natural causes at Franklin Regional Hospital in Franklin, New Hampshire at age 92.

Awards and honors

Kent is one of the first to be inducted to the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame, along with Rex Trailer, Jess Cain, Frank Avruch (Bozo the Clown to Boston television audiences) and Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding (Bob and Ray).

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 20 May 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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