A Southern California broadcasting icon, Fritz Coleman is well known for his sense of humor and extensive knowledge of weather. He joined NBC4 in 1982 as the weekend weathercaster and moved to weekdays in 1984. Coleman was part of the longest-running evening news team along with legendary journalists Chuck Henry and Colleen Williams and Sports Anchor Fred Roggin.
Coleman moved to Los Angeles in 1980 from Buffalo, New York, where he worked as a radio personality. Prior to that, he was a disc jockey and radio talk show host at various stations throughout the country. In the early 1980’s, he worked as a stand-up comic at various clubs in California. He has also made a number of appearances on the Tonight Show and other television programs. Coleman has performed at The Improv, The Ice House and other Southern California comedy clubs.
He devotes much of his free time supporting events and frequently organizing evenings of entertainment to benefit local nonprofit organizations. He has also led several NBC4 community town hall meetings throughout the Southland addressing the drought crisis that has impacted ourregion for many years, including educating neighborhoods on weather patterns and water conservation.