Rubenstein serves as KCAL 9’s weathercaster on the station’s weekday noon and 4 pm newscasts.
Rubenstein also serves as a field reporter for both stations covering breaking news and human interest stories for his California Dreams segment, which can be seen on CBS 2 News at 5 pm. He has covered major stories in recent years. From the frontlines of numerous wildfires here in the Southland to flash flooded neighborhoods, Rubenstein has provided insightful analysis of the weather conditions that had the potential to significantly impact the disasters.
Drawing on his experience as an aircraft pilot, Rubenstein played a key role in the CBS 2 and KCAL 9 coverage of the crash of a single-engine airplane into a local apartment building in June 2003.
Prior to making the move to Southern California in 1996, Rubenstein honed his reporting skills in his home state of Illinois with television stations in Champaign, Rockford and Peoria.
Rubenstein earned his bachelor’s degree in speech communications from the University of Illinois. He then earned his certificate in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University. He also holds a Masters in Public Administration from Cal-State Northridge. Rubenstein has also been awarded the National Weather Association Seal of Approval as well as the American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval. He is also one of a handful of meteorologists in the United States with a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal. He serves on the Los Angeles Police Department’s Community Police Advisory Board and actively participates in a host of community organizations. He is also is a senior member of the Civil Air Patrol.
We are looking at a decent wind event for Southern California as a dry front has passed well to the north of us.
A storm is headed into the Southland Tuesday afternoon, bringing rain, wind and a possible thunderstorm.
The high pressure that has been scorching the Southland is starting to recede slightly to the east. However, it is still going to be a very hot day across the region.
Tuesday will look a lot like Monday. However starting Wednesday, the ridge of high pressure parked over Texas is going to expand to the west.
Look for some warmer weather today as a weak ridge of high pressure bumps into the area.
Josh Rubenstein, Chief Meteorologist for CBS2 and KCAL9, along with Sky2’s Mike Case joined others in a sky-high climb.
The great weather continues Thursday, look for sunny skies and above average temperatures.
The forecast is on track right now for two waves of energy to move through the area in the next four days.
This looks like one of the earliest starts to our winter rainy season I can remember.
It seems that tornadoes have been popping up everywhere this season, from Northern California all the way to New England. This rash of twisters has lots of people, including Eric from Camarillo, asking, “why so many?”
With the recent deadly outbreak of tornadoes in the Midwest, twisters are on everybody’s mind, including Frank from El Segundo. Frank wanted to know how tornadoes are rated.
Josh Rubenstein gives an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the Weather Desk at CBS2/KCAL9.
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