Janice Dean
Dean in 2019
Born (1970-05-09) May 9, 1970 (age 53)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Alma materAlgonquin College
Occupation(s)Host and weather presenter for Fox News
Political partyRepublican[1]
Sean Newman
(m. 2007)

Janice Dean (born May 9, 1970) is a Canadian-born American weather presenter, television show host, and author based in New York City. She currently appears on Fox News, where she serves as co-host and weather anchor on Fox & Friends.


Dean was born in Toronto, Ontario, grew up in Ottawa, and graduated from Algonquin College with a degree in radio-television broadcasting.[2] Before starting her career in broadcasting, she worked as a Canadian bylaw enforcement officer.[3] Later Dean worked at several radio and television stations in Canada and the United States, including CHEZ-FM and WCBS-TV, finally landing a post at Fox News.

In 2009, Dean's application for the American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval was granted.[4] The Seal is not a meteorology diploma, so she is not a meteorologist. Rather, it was launched in 1957 as a way to recognize on-air personalities for their sound delivery of weather information to the general public, and the AMS is no longer accepting applications for the Seal of Approval Program.[5]

Dean wrote a series of Freddy the Frogcaster children's books.[6]

Her first book, Mostly Sunny: How I Learned to Keep Smiling Through the Rainiest Days, was released on March 5, 2019.[7] Her second book, Make Your Own Sunshine: Inspiring Stories of People Who Find Light in Dark Times, was released on March 2, 2021.[8][better source needed]

Criticisms of Andrew Cuomo

Dean's father-in-law and mother-in-law, each a resident of an assisted living facility or nursing home in New York, died due to complications of COVID-19. In the aftermath, she attributed both deaths to a state advisory that required admissions and readmissions of assisted living and nursing home residents without virus testing and became an outspoken high-profile critic of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the lack of media coverage about the policy.[9]

Dean criticized CNN, Good Morning America, and People Magazine; for doing "puff pieces" on Cuomo's actions relative to the pandemic that did not touch on the nursing home subject.[10] She specifically noted the behavior of both Governor Cuomo and his brother Chris regarding his appearances on Chris's CNN show, describing it as "an insensitive, giggling interview."[9]

The Governor's secretary Melissa DeRosa was among the Cuomo aides who, along with his brother, criticized Dean behind the scenes and tried to create a strategy to paint Dean's commentary as unimportant. It was reported that Chris Cuomo and Melissa DeRosa had plotted to discredit Dean over her criticism of Andrew Cuomo.[11]

Personal life

In 2007 she married Sean Newman of the New York City Fire Department.[12][13] They have two sons, Matthew and Theodore.[14]

She was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2005.[7]

See also


  1. ^ Levine, Jon (January 23, 2021). "Fox News' Janice Dean faces calls to run against Andrew Cuomo in 2022". New York Post. Retrieved March 21, 2021.
  2. ^ "Five Minutes w/ Janice Dean". Fox News. August 31, 2004. Archived from the original on September 5, 2012.
  3. ^ Dean, Janice (2019). Mostly Sunny: How I Learned to Keep Smiling Through the Rainiest Days. HarperCollins. ISBN 978-0062877598.
  4. ^ "Janice Dean". Fox News. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  5. ^ "AMS Awards and Certifications". Retrieved July 20, 2020.
  6. ^ Hunter-Frederick, Allison (April 4, 2017). "Interview with Weather Forecaster, Janice Dean". Lincoln Animal Ambassadors. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  7. ^ a b Dean, Janice (March 4, 2019). "Janice Dean: I have a new book - 'Mostly Sunny' - Here's why I wrote it". Fox News. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  8. ^ "Make Your Own Sunshine: Inspiring Stories of People Who Find Light in Dark Times". www.amazon.com. Retrieved February 15, 2021.
  9. ^ a b Dean, Janice (July 22, 2020). "Janice Dean: COVID-19 killed my in-laws after Cuomo's reckless New York nursing home policy". USA Today. Retrieved February 13, 2021.
  10. ^ "Janice Dean slams Gov. Cuomo's 'tone deaf' victory lap on COVID: We're still mourning". Fox News. July 16, 2020.
  11. ^ Schwartz, Brian (December 10, 2021). "Andrew Cuomo's top aide and Chris Cuomo planned to discredit Fox News' Janice Dean over Covid criticism, sources say". CNBC. Retrieved November 21, 2022.
  12. ^ "Watch 'Cooking With Janice Dean' (Actually Her Husband Does the Cooking)". Fox News. July 23, 2015. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  13. ^ Dean, Janice (June 9, 2017). "Janice Dean: Ten years together. As husband and wife. Amen". Fox News. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  14. ^ "Janice Dean: As a mom, I've learned that sometimes it's the little things that have the biggest impact". Fox News. May 11, 2019. Retrieved May 11, 2019.