Meteorologist

André, who has been with WJW since 1988, serves as meteorologist for FOX 8 News at 5PM, 7PM and tag-teams with chief meteorologist Dick Goddard at 10 PM.

He joined WJW in 1988 when the station broke ground in Cleveland by starting a one-hour, weekday-morning newscast from 6AM to 7AM. He stayed on weekday mornings for over 19 years before moving over to join Cleveland icon, Dick Goddard. André also developed the outdoor weather set idea, a concept that he brought with him from his previous position at KARE-TV-11, the NBC affiliate in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

André is married to Sally, a familiar name in Cleveland television who is also a degreed meteorologist (they met in college in 1978). Sally fully retired from broadcast meteorology in 2009 to be a stay-at-home Mom to their high school student son, Noah.

He is an instrument rated pilot now studying for his commercial pilot’s license. Sally is also a licensed private pilot and Noah is studying to obtain his.

They all enjoy aviation, hiking, and working in Christian ministries. André is also an ordained minister, ordained in Massillon at Grace Community Church in May of 2006.


Recent Articles
  • Snow in Cleveland - 2017

    The groundhog says 6 more weeks of winter, here’s what our weather team says…

    CLEVELAND, Ohio–  We certainly didn’t get much winter weather in January, so what about the rest of winter? The FOX 8 weather team breaks it down: February: 2-3 cold shots; 3 degrees below normal, with a normal wintry pattern. March: a little cooler than normal April: normal Our snow deficit is 16 inches below where we should be. That’s a lot of ground to make up for. The 30-year average for snowfall is 68 inches. We think about 45-55 inches of snow […]

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    Dick Goddard’s legendary career: Where it all began

    CLEVELAND-After more than 50 years of delivering you the forecast here in Cleveland, our own Dick Goddard is hanging up the weather maps. All month long we are looking back at Dick Goddard’s extraordinary years of dedication right here in Northeast Ohio. Dick started his weather career in Cleveland back in 1961 and for the past 51 years, he has been right here at FOX 8. Andre’ Bernier takes us through the long and storied career of his friend and […]

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    Severe Weather Outlook: Find out what to expect this summer

    CLEVELAND – What kind of weather can we expect this summer? Tune in to Fox 8 News at 6 p.m. today and let the Fox 8 meteorologists tell you what you have to look forward to. This winter, we shared our Severe Weather Guide to help you prepare for snow, ice, sleet and more. Now, we’re going to share our Severe Weather Outlook to help you plan and prepare for summer! Make sure you download the Fox 8 Weather App […]

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    Winter Weather Outlook revealed: Not as brutal as last 2 winters

    We always know two things for certain about winters here in Northeast Ohio: It’s going to snow and it’s going to be cold. But, how much snow will we get and how cold will it get? Dick Goddard and the rest of the FOX 8 Weather Team revealed their Winter Weather Outlook for 2015-2016. **Take a look at their entire report in the video above** El Nino is a big factor in how our winter weather goes. El Nino’s pattern […]

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    How Hurricane Patricia will affect Northeast Ohio

    CLEVELAND – Hurricane Patricia is making its way to Mexico and is currently the strongest hurricane ever recorded. Residents in Mexico are preparing for the possibility of its 200-mph winds and torrential rains. But how will the hurricane impact Northeast Ohio? Check out the Fox 8 weather page for updates We don’t need to panic much as there won’t be much strength left in the storm by the time it travels toward Ohio. The mountains in eastern Mexico will strip a […]

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    Spectacular sight! FOX 8 viewers spot a solar halo in the sky

    CLEVELAND – We saw plenty of sunshine this Easter and some viewers sent us photos of a solar halo they spotted this morning. Meteorologist Andre’ Bernier describes it as a solar halo because of the thin cloud cover that is very high in the sky. Andre’ said that when the high clouds, which are filled with ice crystals, are high enough in a sunny sky, the ice acts like a prism. The reflections from those crystals create what looks like […]

  • End of Winter Outlook: Thinking spring? Hold that thought

    CLEVELAND–Ready for more snow and cold? Looks like that’s what we’re going to get. According to our end of winter outlook, the cold pattern will persist into March; we could see snow in March, too. So, spring’s arrival will likely be slow to emerge, with April and May a little cooler than normal. Watch the video above for the complete end of winter outlook. *CLICK HERE for our Winter Weather Survival Guide* *Watch the video below for the ‘Winter Weather […]

  • Bundle up! Looks to be a ‘consistently cold’ winter ahead

    Who could forget last winter? Probably not many of us. It was brutal. But- what’s in store for Northeast Ohio this year? Dick Goddard and the rest of the FOX 8 weather team put together the Winter Weather Outlook and Andre Bernier revealed it Thursday night on FOX 8 News at 10 p.m. The bottom line: fewer brutal invasions, but consistently cold with numerous clippers (1-3 Panhandle Hooks.) *Watch the entire outlook in the video above*

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    See it again! Check out the Blood Moon in action

    The total lunar eclipse is coming Wednesday morning before sunrise. The moon will start seeing the moon “eaten” by the Earth’s shadow (the darker umbra) at 5:14 A.M. Totality begins at 6:24 A.M. just before sunrise.

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    Summer Makeover For The Fox 8 Front Yard

    Wonderful changes have happened outside the Fox 8 studios. Arthur Richwine, from Bremecs On The Heights and Bremec Greenhouse and Garden Center, gave us our annual summer clean up along with a radical change to the backdrop. For the third time, our arborvitae began to dry out and die. This time, we replaced them with something that would not only do better in our lighted winter environment, but will look even more stunning than the arborvitae did!

  • Weather Outlook: Partly Cloudy, Nice

    CLEVELAND — Expect a partly cloudy day Tuesday with a chance of a thunderstorm. Some severe weather popped up Monday night, but as of 11 p.m., the threat has ended. *CLICK HERE to check out or submit a photo of severe weather. The storms produced heavy rain and gusty winds. Here’s a pic of the towering cloud that Andre took from the FOX 8 rooftop…wow! Wednesday through Friday will be beauties with highs climbing from the middle 70s to the […]

  • Weather Alert: Flood Warnings & Watches

    CLEVELAND — After a period of heavy rain and severe weather, a flood warning remained in effect for Crawford County until 9 a.m. Thursday. Tuscarawas and Coshocton counties are under a flood warning until 9:30 a.m. *Click here for the latest weather alerts* The following counties are under an area flood watch until Thursday at noon:  Ashland, Ashtabula, Crawford, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Holmes, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Ottawa, Portage, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Wayne and Wyandot. *Check […]