NBC10 meteorologist Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz is the author of a new novel, The Weathermaker (affiliate link), in which the main character, a handsome, brilliant TV meteorologist in Baltimore, has the power to change the weather. Through the course of the novel, Neil Stephenson faces many moral and ethical dilemmas in how to use his power in the best way.
Schwartz discusses his novel on this episode of SBN Newsmakers, produced in cooperation with the Collingswood (NJ) Book Festival, which this year is being held in mostly virtual form because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
You can watch the interview in the player below. Visit the Collingswood Book Festival website for more information.
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Steve Lubetkin is the news director for StateBroadcastNews.com. Steve’s journalism background includes print and broadcast reporting for NJ news organizations.
In May 2019, he began anchoring and reporting for the new weekly podcast, “The CRE News Hour,” a news and features program focusing on the commercial real estate industry.
From 2014 to 2019 he was New Jersey and Philadelphia editor for GlobeSt.com and filled in covering Chicago/Midwest and Atlanta.
He has won numerous awards for his audio and video news reporting from the Garden State Journalists Association, and he has also been recognized for video by the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He has produced audio podcasts on CRE topics for the NAR Commercial Division and the CCIM Institute.
Steve has also served (from August 2017 to March 2018) as national broadcast news correspondent for CEOReport.com, a news website focused on practical advice for senior executives in small- and medium-sized companies.
Steve also reports on-camera and covers conferences for NJSpotlight.com, a public policy news coverage website focused on New Jersey government and industry; and for clients of StateBroadcastNews.com, a division of The Lubetkin Media Companies LLC.
In March 2021, he was elected to the board of directors of the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Steve has been the computer columnist for the Jewish Community Voice of Southern New Jersey, since 1996.
You can email Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org.