Dan Threlkeld is no stranger to Tulsa. He's a native Oklahoman with decades of experience forecasting the quirky and sometimes deadly weather patterns in our state. He's also a veteran Channel 8 watcher, dating back to his days as a kid watching our legendary first chief meteorologist, the late Don Woods.
"Don Woods was and still is my hero," said Threlkeld. "There will never again be anyone quite like him."
While Dan is all about state-of-the-art science and technology, he's looking forward to adding a new chapter to KTUL's legacy as a premier weather station. When he left the TV business a few years ago to become director of Health Care Marketing at OSU's Center for Health Sciences, Dan carried part of that "8's the Place" legacy with him -- a full-color "Gusty," drawn especially for him by Don Woods. It hangs on Dan's office wall today.
Dan worked briefly with meteorologists Clint Boone and Molly McCollum during the height of this year's storm system. Clint and Molly put in countless hours during the worst of storm season, and they are a big part of why Dan has chosen to join Tulsa's Channel 8.
"I'm so excited about working with Clint and Molly," said Threlkeld. "They're great weather professionals. Very deep in their knowledge while also being great communicators. And both are just great people."
Please help us welcome Dan back to TVs across Green Country!