Shiri Spear joined WFXT in November 2012 as the Boston 25 Morning News meteorologist. She is a native New Englander, raised in Hollis, NH. Shiri is no stranger to the challenges of forecasting New England weather. She has forecasted and reported on everything from Nor'easters to ice storms to spring flooding and major droughts during her time in the Boston 25 Weather Center.
Prior to WFXT, Shiri was a meteorologist at WTVJ, NBC6, in Miami. Before that she was a meteorologist and environmental reporter at WWLP-TV22 News, the NBC affiliate in western Massachusetts.
Shiri’s studies to become a meteorologist started at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She then relocated to Camp Lejeune, NC where her husband, a US Marine, was stationed. While in North Carolina, Shiri’s focus turned to education.
Shiri moved back to her hometown in New Hampshire when her husband Matt was deployed. She completed her B.A. in Secondary Mathematics Education at Rivier University in Nashua and taught preschool full time. Shiri traded 7th grade pre-algebra to follow her passion for weather and forecasting. She earned a M.S. in Atmospheric and Environmental Science from UMass Lowell in 2007.
Shiri stayed true to her New England roots forecasting at WWLP-TV22 in Springfield, MA for over three years. She also sharpened her tropical forecasting skills at WTVJ in Miami from 2010 to 2012. Shiri and her WTVJ colleagues earned two Emmy nominations for their annual Hurricane Specials.
Shiri was awarded her CBM accreditation from the American Meteorological Society in 2012.
She and her husband have two young daughters. Shiri loves to bake and follows the moto: more chocolate, more delicious!