Joe Bartosik

Anchorage, AK
Joe Bartosik

Ask any of Joe’s family and friends, and they would tell you that he lives and breathes weather, and always has for as long as they can remember. Joe’s interest and passion for weather began growing up in Delaware and having gone through Hurricanes Gloria and Bob, as well as historic nor’easters, such as the ‘"Superstorm of 1993" and "Blizzard of 1996".

While studying meteorology at Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Joe was very active in the school’s Campus Weather Service and Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity. Upon graduating, Joe launched on a broadcasting and forecasting career that took him to Abilene, Texas, Syracuse, New York, and Washington, D.C. where Joe spent a few years on an amateur rowing team.

The highlight of Joe’s weather career, so far, was the opportunity to work with world renowned forecasters and researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). During this time, Joe spent six months working as a liaison to the NOAA Administrator.

Joe began his Alaskan adventure during the hot, smoky summer of 2019, but instantly fell in love with the majestic mountains, awe-inspiring landscapes, and the diversity of the people. He loves being outside year-round, but especially around water in the summertime.

By joining Alaska's News Source, Joe feels that he has come full circle in his weather career and is looking forward to using his weather forecasting expertise and diverse career experience to help tell Alaska’s weather and climate stories.