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May 9, 1970 |
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Occupation||Meteorologist for Fox News Channel|
|Website||Bio on FOXNews.com|
Janice Dean is a Canadian television meteorologist. She appears on the Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, and also substitutes for Fox News Live headline anchors when needed. She is known for her nickname, "Janice Dean, the Weather Machine", coined by Fox News Channel anchor Shepard Smith. She has also been called "Janice Dean, the Weather Queen".
She began her career in Ottawa at CHEZ-FM, where she was a morning show co-host, reporter, and disc jockey. In 1997, she was an on-camera weather host at CBOT Television. Dean received an honors diploma from Algonquin College, in Radio and Television Broadcasting.
Before joining Fox in January 2004, Dean was the news editor and entertainment reporter for Imus in the Morning. Prior to that, Dean was a weekend on-air traffic reporter for WCBS-TV in New York City. Previously, she was on CHUM Limited in Ottawa where she held numerous positions such as a morning news anchor for Breakfast @ the New RO, producer and host of The Broad Perspective on CFRA and an anchor for KOOL-FM. From 1998 to 2001, Dean hosted various radio programs in Houston at affiliates such as KODA-FM, KKBQ-FM and KLDE-FM. Dean was also an occasional guest on the Fox News show Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld.
Before starting her career in broadcasting she was a Canadian By-Law Enforcement officer. Her duties included among other things writing parking tickets and chasing dogs.
In 2005, Janice Dean was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a chronic auto immune disease that attacks the protective outer sheaths of the nerves.