Don joined Eyewitness News from Chicago where he served as a meteorologist for WBBM-TV. Prior to that, Don worked for WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh, and WTAJ-TV in Altoona, Pennsylvania. He began his weather career over 20 years ago as a lead forecaster for KBIM-TV in Roswell, New Mexico.
As for his moniker, "Big Weather," Don was given that nickname by a colleague for two reasons. First, he's 6'5" and one of the taller meteorologists on TV. Second, during big weather events from tornadoes to flood warnings, Don was always on TV. So whenever there was big weather in the forecast, "Big Weather" was on TV. And the name has stuck ever since!
Don's family comes first in his life. He's married and has three children. He was also a volunteer firefighter for 7 years in Pennsylvania. He is a certified rescue technician & first responder. In addition to firefighting, Don's public service includes Police, Fire, and EMS dispatching and national certification as a 911 call-taker/dispatcher.
Historic hurricane season prompts question: Can we run out of Tropical Storm names?
We are getting near the end of the list for 2020 storm names. What happens then?
Big Weather's Big Recipe: Biscuits and Gravy
This is the first of many breakfast recipes from Big Weather.
Big Weather reflects on Sept. 11, life's storms and what it means to be a first responder
I am so thankful for the men and women who look out for us.
Big Weather's big recipe: Pierogi Casserole
Big weather takes a classic Polish dish and turns it into a delicious casserole
Big Weather's Big Recipe: 4 Ingredient Sloppy Joes
This is the easiest recipe I have. Even if you are new to a kitchen, you CAN make this.
Big Weather's Big Recipe: The big sandwich
If you are a fan of the old show "Wings," there is a whole episode dedicated to "The big sandwich." Though, not as large as the one on the show, this one is a crowd-pleaser.
Don's Big Recipe: Chicken and Noodles
Don makes a family recipe with some noodles from the Midwest
Big Weather's Big Recipe: Garden Fresh Salsa
If you'd like a fresh snack with veggies available right now, this is it. And you don't have to heat up the kitchen!
How to keep your dog's paws safe in the summer heat
How to keep your pets safe during the hottest temperatures of the year.
Big Weather's Big Recipe: Cheerwine Pork Sandwiches
I've been in North Carolina now for almost a decade. There are many yummy things that I've been introduced to in my new state and one of those is Cheerwine.