Dana Fulton

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Hometown: Bartonville, IL

High School:
 Limestone Community High School

College: Western Illinois University B.A. in Broadcast Journalism; Mississippi State University B.S. in Broadcast Meteorology

Other Journalism Experience: Chief Meteorologist WACH FOX; Weekend Anchor, Producer, Meteorologist WACH FOX; Weekend Producer and MMJ KVAL/KMTR; Associate Producer WEEK/WHOI

Started at News 3 Now on: August 13, 2018

What is your favorite part about living in Madison? How green the city is! Downtown feels so healthy and alive.

What is the biggest news story that you’ve covered? Reporting on President Obama’s visit to Columbia, SC and the historic flooding in 2015 from Hurricane Joaquin.

What do you like to do in your spare time? I spend a lot of time in the gym; I love lifting! I also bike ride and hike a lot with my dog, Penny.

What is your favorite kind of ice cream? Vanilla

What is your favorite place to vacation? Western North Carolina. I love the mountains and the towns nearby so much I’m getting married there!

What is your favorite sport to play or watch? I like watching college football, especially after learning more about the schools and teams in the last few years (thanks fiancé)!

If you could possess one superhuman power, what would it be? I would control the weather! Is that too obvious? Haha

What is the worst job you have ever had? I’ve worked in almost every fast-food restaurant. I think I learned a little something in each of them.

What is your favorite tradition around the holidays? Decorating for Christmas on Black Friday. We would go to the Christmas Parade in Peoria, then return home and decorate. By the end of the day, the house would be an explosion of reds and greens and little Santas.

What is your favorite movie of all time? Moonrise Kingdom, and I love most Wes Anderson movies.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? My dad left me a voicemail once and told me to ‘just keep working hard.’ It’s simple and it stuck.

Where were you when September 11, 2001 occurred? I was just getting out of the truck and heading into school. I remember a few adults initially thinking it was the Sear’s Tower in Chicago (being from Central Illinois).

Articles

Rain chance developing over Labor Day Weekend

Brief tornado confirmed in Grant County

ALERT DAY: Very warm and humid, then strong storms

Heat index readings continue to climb

Strong, severe thunderstorms this afternoon across Southern Wisconsin -Dana

Strong to severe thunderstorms likely Tuesday evening

Mild, sunny weekend for Wisconsin

March comes in like a lamb

Where did the snow go? An explanation of the forecast change

Heavy, wet snow for the last week of February -Dana

First snow, then bitterly cold -Dana

First snow, then bitterly cold -Dana

Jokes and beer for a good cause

Ending January with mild weather -Dana

Snow increasingly likely Friday night into Saturday -Dana

A little more snow expected Sunday night -Dana

Second round of snow scaled back, still expect travel impacts -Dana

2 weather systems to bring rounds of snow for the weekend -Dana

Chilly but quiet New Year's Eve

One of the least snowy Decembers on record in Madison

Cold continues, not much snow in sight

A brief warmup to end the week -Dana

Slick Monday commutes followed by very cold weather

First snowflakes possible this weekend in northern Wisconsin

Tornado Watch issued in 6 Wisconsin counties Thursday evening

Strong to severe storms possible Thursday

Severe weather expected across southern Wisconsin

Brief funnel clouds possible with showers, storms this afternoon

Strong to severe thunderstorms possible Saturday evening

Stormy Memorial Day, shower chance for much of the week

Soggy weather stays, no long break in rain

Marginal risk for severe storms Monday

Final supermoon of 2019 comes with first day of spring

Flood concerns grow with spring warmup, rain around corner

Significant snow starting Monday night, lasting through Tuesday

What's that boom? Cold winter temperatures cause ice quakes

Snow, freezing rain on its way to southern Wisconsin for another messy round of winter weather

Bands of sleet, snow moving through Tuesday night

Wintry weather to return with snow, freezing rain

Spring temperatures now thing of past

Dangerously cold weather on the way prompts wind chill warnings throughout state