Zach Daniel

Chief Meteorologist

Zach Daniel is the Emmy Award winning Chief Meteorologist for WTVR. His weathercasts can be seen weeknights on CBS 6 at 5, 5:30, 6, 7 and 11. Zach grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and has had a keen interest in weather since his early childhood. He's no stranger to severe and unusual weather, having spent six years working in Oklahoma City, widely regarded as the most intense weather market in the nation. He loves the challenge of forecasting the weather in Virginia and creating a weathercast that's accurate, compelling, and useful for his viewers each and every day.

Zach graduated from The University of Georgia with a B.S. degree in Geography, and earned his B.S. degree in Meteorology from The University of Oklahoma. He is a member of the National Weather Association and the American Meteorology Society, and has been awarded the AMS Seal of Approval.

Zach earned an AP Award for Best Weathercast in the State of Virginia in 2007, and took home the 2008 Emmy Award for Best Weathercast. He followed his 2008 Emmy Award with the 2009 Emmy Award for Best Weather Anchor. He was honored with two more AP Awards for 2010, in the categories of Best Weathercast, and Outstanding Effort By An Individual Weathercaster. Zach most recently won the 2011 Emmy Award for Best Weather Anchor, and the 2011 Emmy Award for a Weather Special.

Zach and his wife, daughter, two sons, and two yellow labs live in Richmond's West End. When he's not working he loves playing golf, skiing, traveling, spending time with his family, and serving as a board member for the March of Dimes. Zach works as a forensic meteorologist and has served as an expert witness in numerous cases involving weather. To contact Zach regarding a court case, email him at He loves hearing from viewers and invites you to drop him a line at

Recent Articles

  • Big weather changes headed our way

    Posted on: 6:14 pm, April 14, 2014, by , updated on: 09:55am, April 15, 2014

    A powerful storm system is bringing swift changes to our weather in the Commonwealth Tuesday into Wednesday.
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  • Rain/Snow Mix Arrives Tuesday

    Posted on: 7:17 pm, March 24, 2014, by and , updated on: 06:09am, March 25, 2014

    Much of central and western Virginia is now under a Winter Weather Advisory and a portion of western Virginia is...
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    Snowfall Forecast
  • Update on Snow Potential Next Week

    Posted on: 6:36 pm, March 20, 2014, by

    Our wild ride continues over the next 7 days with a nice stretch of warm and dry weather heading into...
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  • LIVE UPDATES: Storm brings wintry mix, snow to RVA

    Posted on: 6:25 pm, March 16, 2014, by , , and , updated on: 07:13am, March 17, 2014

    Stay with and CBS 6 News for the most complete winter weather coverage. Click for up-to-the-minute reports from the CBS 6 Newsroom.
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    Winter Storm
  • More wintry weather headed this way

    Posted on: 6:35 pm, March 14, 2014, by , updated on: 04:07pm, March 15, 2014

    It should come as no surprise to anyone that after we reach the low 70s on Saturday, we’ll be staring...
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    Zach 3 day RPM2
  • Light wintry mix possible early Friday

    Posted on: 6:18 pm, March 5, 2014, by and , updated on: 07:33pm, March 6, 2014

    A wintry mix will move through Virginia Thursday night into early Friday.
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  • Light snow continues Monday afternoon, cold night ahead

    Posted on: 2:40 pm, March 3, 2014, by and

    It will be very cold overnight, with a new record possible in Richmond.
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  • NOON WINTER STORM UPDATE: Light snow continues ‘several more hours’

    Posted on: 12:44 pm, March 3, 2014, by and , updated on: 12:46pm, March 3, 2014

    The temperature was 25 degrees at noon.
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  • A wintry mess is headed our way

    Posted on: 5:05 pm, February 28, 2014, by , updated on: 09:57am, March 1, 2014

    The front will arrive early Monday morning, likely a little before sunrise, and temperatures will rapidly fall below freezing.
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  • 4-8 inches of snow possible in Richmond

    Posted on: 12:46 pm, February 11, 2014, by , , and , updated on: 06:55pm, February 11, 2014

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    CLICK HERE: 4" - 8" of snow possible in RVA.
  • SNOW UPDATE: It’s going to be a major winter storm

    Posted on: 3:15 pm, February 10, 2014, by and , updated on: 07:07pm, February 11, 2014

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    Snowfall forecast
  • UPDATES: Tracking weekend winter weather

    Posted on: 7:51 am, February 7, 2014, by , , , and , updated on: 08:38am, February 8, 2014

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    Winter Weather