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).


For the Record: Examining the health and future of Wisconsin’s waterways

For The Record: Sustainable agriculture and climate change

For the Record: How prescribed burns bring new life to Wisconsin’s prairies

Severe Weather Week: Climate change’s impacts on severe weather in Wisconsin

'It's changing the ground rules on us,' expert says

Study aims to help forecasters better understand tornadoes that form too quickly for warnings

Climate change could impact the St. Patrick’s Day drink of choice

For The Record: Understanding PFAS regulations and health concerns

For the Record: DNR incentivizing landowners to make land public

Experts spot changing weather patterns affecting Madison lakes

A special Christmas Eve forecast from Dana Fulton

Severe Winter Weather Awareness Week: Climate change effects on Wisconsin winters

For the Record: The return of wolf hunting and a conversation about conservation

ALERT DAY: Enhanced risk for severe weather Wednesday night

ALERT DAY: Strong to severe thunderstorms possible Wednesday

ALERT DAY – Late season frost expected overnight

Alert Day: Frost likely Tuesday morning

Snow chance then a blast of cold

⚠️Latest update on weekend winter storm

Alert Day Update: Latest snow accumulation forecast

ALERT DAY: Light snow during Tuesday AM commute

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