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 theawfgroup@hotmail.com. He loves hearing from viewers and invites you to drop him a line at zdaniel@wtvr.com

Recent Articles

  • It will rain tonight, here are the pics to prove it

    Posted on: 7:50 am, February 4, 2014, by , , and , updated on: 07:07pm, February 4, 2014

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  • Enjoy today, another blast of winter on the way

    Posted on: 8:54 am, January 31, 2014, by , , , and , updated on: 01:13pm, January 31, 2014

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  • LIVE UPDATES: Winter snow storm blankets RVA

    Posted on: 11:39 pm, January 27, 2014, by , , , and , updated on: 08:00am, January 29, 2014

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  • Zach’s snow potential update

    Posted on: 7:35 pm, January 27, 2014, by , updated on: 10:04am, January 28, 2014

    The line between the haves and have-nots will be razor-thin.
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    Zach Snowfall Forecast
  • WEATHER: Bitter cold coming, but will it snow?

    Posted on: 6:37 am, January 27, 2014, by , and , updated on: 08:03pm, January 27, 2014

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  • LIVE UPDATES: Winter weather in RVA

    Posted on: 6:36 am, January 20, 2014, by , , , , and , updated on: 02:28pm, January 21, 2014

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  • WINTER STORM WATCH: Tuesday snow likely

    Posted on: 7:44 pm, January 19, 2014, by , , and , updated on: 07:48pm, January 20, 2014

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    Watches&Warnings
  • Morning rain falling in Richmond, but what’s next?

    Posted on: 6:28 am, January 14, 2014, by , and

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  • Some good news, some bad news…

    Posted on: 6:47 am, January 8, 2014, by , and

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  • WEATHER BLOG: The Cold Truth About Wind Chill

    Posted on: 6:13 pm, January 7, 2014, by

    I received the following e-mail from a CBS 6 viewer a couple of days ago addressing wind chill, and who...
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  • Cold weather returns for Christmas

    Posted on: 11:45 pm, December 23, 2013, by and

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    Holiday Forecast
  • Storm arrives on Saturday

    Posted on: 2:37 pm, December 13, 2013, by , and , updated on: 08:30am, December 14, 2013

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