About  Dan

My Story

Dan Henry is an Emmy award-winning meteorologist with over three decades of broadcast television experience. Dan currently works at FOX 4 in Dallas, where he has served as the station’s Chief Meteorologist since 2003.

Dan’s interest in weather began in grade school, but it was a forecast “bust” that really ignited his passion. Just a few weeks after his family moved from sunny California to the East Coast in 1979, a winter storm that was supposed to blanket his Delaware home with just a few inches of snow became a full-fledged nor’easter, and buried the region under nearly 3 feet of snow. The Presidents’ Day Blizzard paralyzed the Delmarva peninsula, closing schools for the entire week, and left a budding young weather enthusiast in awe.

Henry attended Penn State University where he earned a B.S. in Meteorology. While at Penn State, he completed a three-semester internship at the National Weather Service’s Techniques Development Lab in Washington, D.C. that landed him a job as a research meteorologist upon graduation. After two years of number crunching, Dan was ready to chase his dream of becoming a TV meteorologist. He landed his first on-air job at WECT in Wilmington, NC, and never looked back.

Over the past 35 years, Dan has witnessed just about everything mother nature can dish out: from devastating hurricanes like Katrina, Rita and Ike to deadly EF-4 tornadoes that hit La Plata, MD in 2002, Granbury, TX in 2013, and the cities of Garland and Rowlett on December 26, 2015. 

It was shortly after the 2015 tornado that Dan set out to write a book to help educate people about the importance of severe weather preparedness. Over the next two years, he tracked down several Texas storm survivors and interviewed them. Their harrowing stories, combined with an explanation of the science that caused the deadly events they survived, are collected in his recently published book, “Menacing Skies: Texas Weather and Stories of Survival.”

Dan has been awarded five Emmys, including three for best television weathercaster in Texas. He earned the American Meteorological Society’s Seal of Approval in 1992, and was the first meteorologist in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to earn the prestigious Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal in 2007.

Dan continues to volunteer his time for charitable fundraisers and speaking engagements on such topics as severe weather preparedness and climate change. In his spare time, he enjoys working out in the yard and in the gym, exploring the outdoors, and admiring beautiful Texas sunsets. 


I was flying through the air like Dorothy and Toto in The Wizard of Oz. Things are just flying around. It was pitch black. I kept getting hit in the head by wood and other things. I told God I couldn’t take it anymore and to just take me.

Christy Green, Survived 2013 EF-4 Granbury tornado 

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Dan enjoys sharing his knowledge and passion for weather with others. Whether it’s tackling a controversial topic like climate change or getting people better prepared for severe weather, Dan can tailor his talks specifically for your group, business, or event.