Dallas Raines
Chief Meteorologist Dallas Raines has been forecasting the Southland's weather for ABC7 since July of 1984, and provides weekday weather reports for ABC7 Eyewitness News at 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Dallas has The Seal of Approval from the American Meteorological Society. He also has been awarded the elite Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal (CBM) from The AMS.

The personable Earth scientist has earned numerous awards for outstanding coverage of weather events including:

*Best Weather Presenter/ World Competition. Paris, France.

*Winner of the Golden Mike Award for Best Weathercast in Southern California.

*Winner Best Weathercast by Associated Press.

*Winner Overall Excellence. LA Press Club.

*Most Popular On-Air Newscaster. KIIS Radio.

*Outstanding Coverage Award for Hurricane Frederic. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. NOAA.

Dallas has an undergraduate degree in communications and earth science. He continues to take graduate level courses in climatology.

Dallas loves storm chasing and has tracked many powerful storms and tornadoes across the Midwest in Tornado Alley.

Dallas is a committed philanthropist. He concentrates on the welfare, care and interests of children. He has authored a series of children's books to introduce weather and geographic concepts to young readers. "Chester and The Hot Air Balloon" by Dallas and Dannie Raines. Reading to children is one of Dallas' greatest joys.

Dallas is an avid athlete, enjoying hiking, tennis, golf and weightlifting. Dallas had the privilege of being a walk-on quarterback for FSU.

Dallas also enjoys automobile road racing. He has his SCCA Regional License which allows him to compete at The Willow Springs track.

Fun fact: Dallas Raines is his real name and he was born to do the weather.

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Contact:
ABC7 Broadcast Center
Attn: Dallas Raines
500 Circle Seven Drive
Glendale, CA 91201
818-863-7777

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