Dan is an Emmy award winning meteorologist born and raised in Oklahoma. He holds both a Bachelors of Science degree in meteorology and Bachelors of Arts degree in communication.
He has been a meteorologist in Oklahoma for over 25 years.
Dan has been a member of the National Weather Association since 1984 and holds their Broadcast Seal of Approval. In 2000 Dan served as the Broadcast Program Chairman for The National Weather Association’s 25th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Dan is also a member of the American Meteorological Society and holds their broadcast seal, and is a member of the Northeast Oklahoma Chapter of the American Meteorological Society.
Prior to coming to KJRH-TV, Dan worked for 17 years at KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City. Dan was on the air during the devastating tornadoes of May 3, 1999 that produced more than 65 tornado touchdowns. Governor Frank Keating recognized Dan and the KFOR weather team for their excellent severe weather coverage.
Dan earned an Emmy in 2005 for the Best Evening Newscast. He and the 10pm news team were awarded an Emmy in 2007 for Best Evening Newscast. This summer, he and his team earned an Emmy for the blizzard coverage during the evening newscast.
Dan, along with KJRH-TV News Team, was awarded the 2006 Oklahoma Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists Award (SPJ) – Best Newscast in the State.
Dan was awarded the 2007 Oklahoma Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists Award as the Best Weathercaster in Oklahoma in 2005, 2006, 2007
Named the "Most Accurate Forecaster" in Tulsa for seven consecutive years by WeatheRate, an independent rating service.
Dan’s hobbies include running. Threlkeld has completed numerous marathons, several 50-mile races, and two separate 100-mile runs. He completed an Ironman Triathlon, which consists of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, and 26.2-mile run in 14 hours.
When he is not forecasting or running, Dan and his wife enjoy gardening. He always has his eyes on the sky.
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