Meteorologist A.J. Burnett joined NEWS CENTER in October of 2013, but is no stranger to New England. Prior to joining the WCSH Weather Team, A.J. worked at several television stations in Boston, including the FOX and ABC stations as well as New England Cable News and WMUR-TV in New Hampshire. His career has taken him into the elements of many memorable storms, including the Blizzard of 2013, Super Storm Sandy, the Tornado Outbreak in western Massachusetts in 2011, the Mother's Day Floods of 2005, and countless nor'easters.
A native New Englander, A.J.'s fascination with weather began at the age of three, and credits the legendary Don Kent for giving him "the bug." A.J. grew up on Cape Cod, attending Barnstable High School, then went on to earn his degree in Meteorology from Rutgers University in New Jersey. Burnett is a member of the American Meteorological Society and holds the AMS Television Seal of Approval, given for excellence in broadcast meteorology.
A.J. serves on the Board of Directors for the Alzheimer's Association MA/NH Chapter, carrying on a proud family tradition of volunteerism. He has been an advocate and supporter of the association for many years, honoring the lives of his grandmothers, both of whom suffered with Alzheimer's. He has also volunteered with the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, MA, recording written works for the visually impaired.
In addition to his strong passion for weather, Burnett enjoys teaching, earning his teacher certification in both mathematics and earth science. You can also find him behind the lens of a camera, trying to capture a great shot, chasing his daughter around, or trying his hand at computer programming.