November 29, 2022

Eric Stone Biography, Age, Wife, Education, Career, Pinball, Networth

Eric Stone Biography

Eric Stone is an American meteorologist for FOX 4 News. He spent his early years in Cherry Hill which is about 45 minutes east of Philadelphia from where he was born.

 Age/Family

Stone and his family moved to New Hampshire when he was 11 years old on beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee in Laconia which is about 2 hours north of Boston.

Eric Stone Wife/Kids

Eric has kept his love life private away from the public eye. There are no whereabouts on whether he is married or is dating someone.

 Education

He got a bachelor’s degree in both meteorology and applied mathematics at Plymouth State University in Plymouth. Further, Eric moved to  Salt Lake City where he attended the University of Utah and earned my Master’s degree in Meteorology. He earned the AMS seal of approval in May of 2009 while working at KSTU in Salt Lake City.

Eric Stone Career

Stone is always  interested in both winter and summer severe weather and has been known to chase after a storm or two. He says, he has traveled to Joplin, MO, and Tuscaloosa, AL to survey tornado damage when moving from Salt Lake City to Fort Myers.

In his spare time, he loves to bowl. You can find me bowling on a couple of leagues per week in both Fort Myers and Cape Coral. I’ve also gotten into competitive pinball where I started at a local pinball club in Fort Myers called the Pinball Asylum. Also, I won the North American championship in 2017 before competing in Denmark for the World Championship. Too, I’ve traveled to many parts of the US and finished 5th in the World Championship in Toronto, Canada. As of December 2018. Again I achieved my highest world ranking of number 3 in the world in pinball. Finally, I also love going to the beach and soaking up this beautiful southwest Florida weather.

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Eric Stone Pinball

Stone is a local TV weatherman by day, but in front of a pinball machine, he’s a world-class competitor.

At a local tournament, he’s intensely focused as he controls the flippers to direct the small silver ball around the various components of the game. He bounces the ball from one flipper to the other and hits the sides of the machine to help control the ball’s movement, as the point tally at the top of the game climbs.

It’s a talent the 43-year-old meteorologist wasn’t supposed to have. Doctors told his parents when he was a toddler that an issue with his nervous system would mean he’d have poor hand-eye coordination. So his mother bought him a pinball machine when he was 4.

Stone, who works for Fox 4  and previously for WINK News, said he took to the game right away. That first pinball machine was called Captain Fantastic, an Elton John-themed game that Stone had to use a step stool to reach as a kid.

He soon branched out to other games, accompanying his dad to 7-Eleven on weekends to play pinball there. His dad would give him 50 cents, enough for two games, to play for about an hour while he drank coffee and read the newspaper in the car. As a result, Stone said he’d stretch his gameplay time for the duration of their stay.

Family migration.

His family moved from New Jersey to New Hampshire, just a mile and a half from Funspot. Which holds the Guinness World Record as the largest video game arcade. Moreover, he said that he set about 20 world records on pinball games at that arcade, adding that he wishes he would have known about pinball competitions then so he could have built up his ranking.

Getting involved with the Asylum Inmates Pinball League helped Stone rise in the global rankings. Therefore, he went on to win the International Flipper Pinball Association’s North American championship in 2017. Eric said he had never before seen the first game that he played at that event. But the score he got on that game was the highest score all weekend in the tournament. Accordingly, He won a pinball machine valued at around $6,300, he said.

Eric Stone Networth

Eric Stone’s net worth is $700k.