Bonnie is a meteorologist appearing on the various media platforms of CNN & HLN. She is also an author. Her non-fiction book, Extreme Weather, is now available at bookstores everywhere. Bonnie is the Extreme Weather Expert and Co-Executive Producer of the TV special, LAST HOUSE STANDING now airing on the DIY Network.
Bonnie recently covered Hurricane Sandy for Bloomberg TV live from their world headquarters in New York City.
Extreme Weather received early critical acclaim by Kirkus Reviews:
"...Schneider introduces the chapters with short true-life stories of survival—e.g., one friend warning another just before Hurricane Katrina’s levee-bursting ferocity leveled their neighborhood, and some harrowing testimony from a survivor of a tsunami in Japan. The author capably dispenses basic survival advice...Offering tips on preserving health and maximizing human safety, the author employs the reliable sources of American park rangers, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the CDC, Red Cross and FEMA... Veterinarians advise on how best to protect or shelter animals... Family-disaster and emergency-food-storage plans round out the author’s important message.
A user-friendly pocket guide for anyone unexpectedly at the mercy of Mother Nature."
--Kirkus Reviews, November 2011
Where you can find Bonnie:
February 1, 2012: Boston University
February 2, 2012: The 92nd Street Y TRIBECA (NYC)
February 2, 2012: Eataly (NYC)
February 4, 2012: The Huntington Book Revue - Long Island
February 6, 2012: The Free Library of Philadelphia
February 9, 2012 Atlanta Book Party hosted by Jezebel Magazine (Pictures)
February 11, 2012: Eagle Eye Bookstore, Decatur, Georgia
February 13, 2012: Google Corporation - Venice Beach, California
February 15, 2012 San Francisco State University, Broadcasting & Electronic Communication Arts Dept.
February 17, 2012: Chabot Space & Science Center Museum, Oakland, CA
February 21, 2012: Ft. Bragg Military Base, North Carolina
February 23, 2012: World Affairs of New Orleans
February 24, 2012: Florida International University, Dept. of Earth & Enviornmental Science
February 25, 2012: Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Science & Discovery (Hurricane Preparedness Weekend)
February 26, 2012: Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Science & Discovery (two day program)
April: NOAA in Dallas, TX and Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (TBA)
June 9, 2012: Miami Science Museum, 2pm, Miami, Florida
August 10th, 2012 The Shelter Island Public Library, NY
August 11, 2012: East Hampton Authors Night, NY
October 15-16, 2012: FPCC, Warwick, RI Keynote Speech & Book Signing
RESCHEDULED TO DECEMBER 3rd: Fort Lauderdale, Florida: David Posnack Jewish Community Ctr, "Eye of the Storm" program with Dr. Ed Rappaport, Deputy Director of the National Hurricane Center + a book signing, 5850 S. Pine Island Rd., Davie, Florida
November 7, 2012: Atlanta, Georgia: Atlanta Jewish Book Festival, 10am, MJCCA, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, GA
November 14, 2012: Buffalo, NY: 7:30 pm Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo; Benderson Building
February 9 - 10th 2013: Milwaukee/Nari Home Improvement Show at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park
Keep checking back for updates!
Suggestions for venues? Email Bonnie's publisher at ExtremeWeather@Palgrave-USA.com.
Bonnie began working for CNN Worldwide during the summer of 2005 and provided tropical updates in studio for the network’s domestic coverage of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma. In 2008, she contributed to CNN International's coverage of Cyclone Nargis as well as the deadly earthquake that struck China's Sichuan Province. In 2010, Bonnie provided updates for HLN and CNN throughout a record-breaking year of natural disasters in the United States including the Christmas Day Blizzard that paralyzed parts of the Northeast with 20+ inches of snow. Bonnie has additionally reported on weather-related topics for Open House and House Call with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and most recently in 2011, on Hurricane Irene for HLN's popular prime time program, Special Report with Vinnie Politan .
In local TV news, Bonnie worked for WLVI-TV in Boston, Massachusetts as a weekend meteorologist and special assignment reporter focusing on feature stories. She has previously held similar positions at WFOR-TV in Miami, Florida; News 12 Long Island in New York; WXII-TV in Winston-Salem, North Carolina; and KPLC-TV in Lake Charles, Louisiana. While in New York, she filled in frequently as a meteorologist for the CBS television network's The Saturday Early Show.
Bonnie has been awarded the American Meteorological Society’s Seal of Approval for achieving the highest standard of excellence in both technical weather knowledge and communication skills.
Bonnie is originally from Jericho, New York, and is a graduate of Boston University. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.