John, we really knew ye

Posted: January 11, 2012

SOME highlights - and low lights - of John Bolaris' career:

1990: Bolaris, young and handsome, begins working as a weatherman at Channel 10, at the time a CBS affiliate, and almost immediately sparks an endless series of stories about his ever-evolving love life.

March 2001: Four words: Storm of the Century. Bolaris and NBC10 hyped a once-in-a-lifetime snowstorm that never arrived, earning him years of infamy.

November 2002: Bolaris leaves NBC10 for New York's WCBS-TV.

May 2003: Bolaris reportedly is thrown over a table at the Denim Lounge, in Center City, by another patron after a confrontation over the weatherman's then-girlfriend, Tiffany McElroy.

January 2008: Bolaris returns to Philly as Fox 29's chief meteorologist.

May 2009: He helps to create the "Badges of Honor 5K Run" to benefit families of fallen police officers and firefighters.

September 2009: A jealous guy at a bar in Avalon, N.J., slugs Bolaris, knocking him to the ground after seeing the weather guy chat up a girl the brawler had been eyeing.

March 2010: Bolaris is drugged - twice - in Miami Beach by two women who are part of a massive Russian wire-fraud scheme. The women ring up more than $43,000 worth of purchases on his credit card. The FBI later busts the ring, with the help of his testimony.

December 2011: Fox 29 suspends Bolaris.

Yesterday: Fox 29 and the meteorologist go their separate ways.

- David Gambacorta

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