Don Schwenneker - Meteorologist at ABC11
Honored with two Associated Press Awards for Best Weathercast, Don Schwenneker is a meteorologist for ABC11 Eyewitness News in the morning. He holds the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal from the American Meteorological Society as well as a Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association.

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.

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Don's Stories
Big Weather's Big Recipe: Low-cost Steak Sandwich
Big Weather's father-in-law made this for him a while back. It was so good, his son learned to cook it, then taught him.
Big Weather's Big Recipe: Muscadine Pie
This was Big Weather's first attempt at Muscadine pie...but he says it definitely won't be his last.
Big Weather's Big Recipe: Easiest Peach Cobbler Ever
This peach cobbler is so easy. Even if you've never baked before, give this one a shot!
Big Weather's Big Recipe: Bacon & Cheese Grits
Grits taste awesome and are easy to make.
Big Weather's Big Recipe: Gramma's After School Snacks
Two great recipes, both extremely easy.
Big Weather's Big Recipe: Bunny's Chicken Salad
Big Weather's Big Recipe this week is one of Don's favorites: Chicken salad.
Big Weather's Big Recipe: Tiramisu Cheesecake Dessert
Those of you with a sweet tooth and a love of all things coffee really need to give this one a try.
Big Weather's Big Recipe: Your next cookout side dish
Two different side dishes to add to your next cookout meal.
Big Weather's Big Recipe: Chicken Gyros
A chicken take on a Greek classic: Gyros! And it's all thanks to a viewer