Dan Amarante is a Connecticut native who has been with FoxCT since January 2011.
Like many in the weather business, Dan has always had a passion for weather. Growing up in Cheshire, he remembers being 8 years old and venturing outside during thunderstorms, much to his mother's dismay. He spent a good chunk of his childhood reading weather books and watching tornado chasing videos. Dan is a big fan of severe weather, and loves the excitement of breaking weather news.
Dan graduated from Western Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology. While at WCSU, he produced and anchored many school run weather broadcasts for the University's website, as well as forecasts for the school's radio station. He was a member of the baseball team, and patrolled center field at WCSU for 4 years.
After college, he began working at WGGB ABC40/FOX6 in Springfield, MA, where he was the weekend weather anchor. He also has filled in as a weather producer at CBS 2 in New York City, and became snowed in at the station during the Blizzard of 2010.
Dan is a member of the American Meteorology Society, and still enjoys brushing up on his old weather textbooks! In his free time, he enjoys running, playing baseball, and spending time with his family.