Bruce Katz

Bruce Katz

Bruce is a native New Orleanian born at Ochsner Hospital. He attended grammar and lower school at Sam Barthe in Metairie until Ecole Classique bought the school. Bruce graduated from Ecole in 1982. Bruce then attended LSU and received his bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Climatology. He then took the rest of his meteorology coursework at Mississippi State. Bruce was awarded his television broadcasting Seal of Approval from The American Meteorological Society in 1990, AMS Seal #612.

Bruce has been fortunate enough to serve the viewers in his home state for his entire three plus decades on the air. Bruce's career started when he interned his senior year at LSU at WVLA-TV (NBC) in Baton Rouge. Still in school, he was hired to fill in for the 6 and 10 weathercasts at the ripe young age of 22. After graduating in 1988, Bruce moved to Lafayette as the weekend Meteorologist for KATC-TV (ABC). A year later Bruce was hired as the chief at KLAX-TV (ABC) in Alexandria. He served as the chief there for 18 months until WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge came calling.

At WBRZ (ABC), Bruce did the morning and noon weather from 1990 until 1996. It was in '96 that Bruce returned home to New Orleans where he spent the next 17 years as a Chief Meteorologist. In 2013, Bruce joined WVUE-TV Fox 8 and hit the air on January 1st. Bruce co-anchors the final hour of New Orleans top-rated morning show FOX 8 Morning Edition plus 12 pm and 4 pm weathercasts weekdays.

"I grew up watching Bob Breck, and having the opportunity to work with him was incredible," said Bruce. "The ability to share my experience here is awesome."

During Bruce's career in New Orleans, he won 18 first place awards from The Press Club Of New Orleans, and The Associated Press. These include Best Weathercast and Best Severe Weather Coverage.

Bruce is an LSU and Saints season ticket holder and an avid Pelicans fan. He enjoys working out, landscaping, bicycling, and just about anything outdoors. He was also a member of the Krewe Of Bacchus for 13 years.

Bruce is married to his wife Karen of 33 years and has a son and a daughter.


Recent Articles by Bruce

  Bruce: A nice mothers day weekend ahead

  Bruce: What a difference A day can make

  Bruce: Rain chances lower as we go through the day-Cold front brings drier skies and lower humidity

  Bruce: Rain chances increase this afternoon and overnight; severe storms possible

  Bruce: Another dry day today-rain chances rise Friday

  Bruce: A dry but warm couple of days-Showers return Friday

  Bruce: Clouds increase with a stray shower today-Storms move in tonight

Bruce: Another Perfect Day Today-Clouds Build Tomorrow With Storms Friday Night

  Bruce: A beauty today! Sun,low humidity and perfect temps

  Bruce: Sunny skies and warm temps today ahead of a cold front

Bruce: A Nice week ahead

Bruce: More rain and storms to end the week

Bruce: A drier day ahead after morning storms

  Bruce: More rounds of storms with rain chances through Saturday

  Bruce: Flash Flood Watch in effect through Thurs.; rain returns through most of the week

  Bruce: Nice Monday before more rain moves in Tuesday through Mid-week

  Bruce: Sunny Breezy And Cool Thursday

  Bruce: A Warm Wednesday-Afternoon Showers Then Much Colder Tonight

  Bruce: Warm Front Today And A Cold Front Tomorrow

  Bruce: A Great Start To Easter Week

  Bruce: A 50-50 Weekend-A Warm One Too

  BRUCE: Windy day, low rain threat; stray strong storms possible

Bruce: Fewer Downpours Today-Just Spotty Showers

  Bruce: Flooding issues possible next 3 days

  Flash Flood Watch issued, flooding rains possible through Thursday

  Bruce: Cloudy skies, dry and cool

  Bruce: From stormy skies yesterday to sunny skies today

  Severe weather threat this afternoon and evening; damaging winds, hail and tornadoes possible

  Bruce: Spotty Showers Today-Strong Storm Chance Tomorrow

  Bruce: A Warm And Muggy Start To The Week