Eric Burke joined the WAFF 48 First Alert weather team as the weekend meteorologist in September 2017 before moving to weekday mornings in 2022. He has over a decade of experience working in broadcast and covering severe weather. Eric is a member of the American Meteorological Society and earned the AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal of approval in 2015.
Eric comes to the Rocket City from WTVQ in Lexington, Kentucky and is excited to call North Alabama home. Prior to working in Lexington, Eric was the weekday morning meteorologist at KNBN in Rapid City, South Dakota. Growing up, he always had a fascination with severe weather and winter storms. That weather passion led Eric to attend Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. He earned his B.S. in meteorology and obtained a minor in broadcast journalism. While at NIU, Eric worked as a meteorologist and reporter for the student run TV station, NTC News Tonight. He also was an intern at WREX in Rockford, IL and at WFLD Fox Chicago before moving to the Black Hills of South Dakota.
When he isn’t forecasting the weather, Eric is an avid golfer and will likely be found on a local golf course. In his spare time he also enjoys traveling with his wife Heather, playing goalie in a recreational ice hockey league or trying new barbeque/smoker recipes in his backyard. Eric grew up in Homer Glen, Illinois and is a Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Cubs fan.