After he grew up in Radnor, Pennsylvania, he attended Salem College in West Virginia and Temple University in Philadelphia where he studied radio, television, and film. Like many popular weather anchors, he serves as a weather reporter rather than a meteorologist as he doesn’t have a degree in meteorology. This facet may be contrary to popular belief.
He worked as a comedian and disc jockey for several years and as a radio personality at WBEN and later WKBW in Buffalo, New York. He left Buffalo for Los Angeles in 1980 to work as a stand-up comic. In 1982 he began work as weekend weatherman at KNBC, and has been the weekday weatherman since 1984.
He has written and performed two one-man theater acts, titled The Reception and It’s Me! Dad!. He received the 2004 EMA Community Service Award for his involvement with KNBC’s 4 Our Planet, a children’s program. He appeared in a supporting role in one of Raymond Burr’s last Perry Mason television films, The Case of the Telltale Talk Show Host, in 1993.
Ric Drasin, former Pro Wrestler (The Equalizer) owner of Ric Drasin’s Pro Wrestling School, Bodybuilder and designer of the famous Gold’s Gym and World Gym Logos, former training partner of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Demi Hulk (middle hulk) on The Incredible Hulk TV Series. Ric has an Internet show with over 10 million viewers Ricscorner.com which has interviews with bodybuilders of the Golden Era (the 70’s) at Gold’s Gym along with celebrities and guests talking about fitness, bodybuilding, health and gym situations today. Ric also writes articles for Muscle&Fitness.com, Bodybuilding.com, Universal Nutrition on training, diet and how to maintain shape well into the senior years. Along with that Ric hosts other shows, Actorsentertainment.com, Ric Drasin Live on Empowerme.tv, and Tuff and Tender (on relationships) also on Empowerme.tv. Ric designed the Gold’s Gym logo on a napkin in a deli in 1973 and the World Gym Gorilla for Joe Gold in 1976. He also had a t shirt line following those. It doesn’t end there, as he also has books out that he has written, Bodybuilding for Dumbbells and The Time of My Life, the Golden Era of Bodybuilding on his website, www.ricdrasin.com Ric has also designed more shirts that are on his site as well as on anabolicoutlaws.com See photos.
It never ends. I love keeping busy, positive and moving forward on a daily basis says, Ric. Living in Sherman Oaks Ca is fine but I also like to take breaks from the daily routine and come to Venice for a workout and lunch at the Firehouse. I always meet new fans and set up interviews as well. Venice will always be my roots and my home.
Still training 6 days a week and staying good shape even though have suffered many wrestling injuries. It’s the only way to live and train. I know no other way. Ric received the Joe Gold Lifetime Achievement Award in Las Vegas in 2012 and last year the Orange County Legends in Wrestling and Sports Achievement award.