Janice Dean On Weather, Motherhood and Sharing Her Life With Viewers

By Merrill Knox 

Janice Dean’s life has undergone some major changes in the past few years: she revealed her battle with multiple sclerosis, got married, and had two children. The Fox News Channel meteorologist talks with Celebrity Parents magazine about how she handles it all:

Will people stop you on the street to ask about the forecast?

It’s funny; we had this discussion yesterday. In short, yes, people do, but I think they don’t realize the stress that comes with forecasting weather. We’ve had a very active year in terms of snowstorms, earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornadoes. As a forecaster, you want to convey the message, but you don’t want to hype it up, either. You want to make sure that viewers have the information they need to make a decision.

You have two boys, Matthew [3] and Theodore [1]. What has it been like being pregnant on camera?

I loved it. I love sharing that part of my life with the viewers. The only thing is that I don’t like to block the screen!  One viewer emailed me and said, “Janice, can you move a little more to your left? I can’t see Mississippi!” [laughs] Being pregnant on camera definitely connected me to the viewers. People are inviting you into their homes, and I like to share that part of my personality. If you go on YouTube, you’ll see me showing off my engagement ring and wedding pictures. People know that I’m married to a fireman and I’m a mom of two boys, and that’s really special.