HUNTSVILLE – Nexstar Media, Inc. last week named Danielle Dozier as Chief Meteorologist for its WHNT News 19 property.
Dozier is an award-winning Certified Broadcast Meteorologist, previously serving viewers in Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, and Oklahoma City. Dozier has been recognized for her outstanding severe weather forecasts and she has received EMMY nominations for her coverage of tornado and flash flooding events.
Ms. Dozier’s passion for forecasting and tracking severe weather started as a child growing up in Virginia Beach. In addition to her love of weather, she’s an advocate for STEM and in her free time, Dozier loves to bowl.
“We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome Danielle to the News 19 family,” said Stan Pylant, Vice President and General Manager of WHNT/WHDF. “She brings strong forecasting knowledge, big market experience, and a passion for accurately tracking severe weather.”
“I’m so excited to call the Tennessee Valley home,” said Dozier. “I’m looking forward to serving our viewers and getting to know them on TV and on social media. I know I have an important job to do in keeping viewers safe. WHNT has a great team. I’m thrilled to be a part of it.”
Ms. Dozier holds the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal of approval from the American Meteorological Society. She is a Chesapeake, Virginia native and earned her Atmospheric Science degree from the University of North Carolina at Asheville.
Ms. Dozier debuts on air October 11. In the meantime, viewers can connect with her through her social media accounts, Instagram, and Facebook. Dozier replaces Jason Simpson, who spent ten years with the company before announcing his acceptance of another local opportunity outside of the news profession.