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.
Josh Rubenstein gives an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the Weather Desk at CBS2/KCAL9.
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