Janice Dean
Janice Dean 2019.jpg
Janice Dean in 2019.
Born (1970-05-09) May 9, 1970 (age 52)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Alma materAlgonquin College
OccupationHost and weather presenter for Fox News
Political partyRepublican[1]
Sean Newman
(m. 2007)
Children2, Matthew and Theodore

Janice Dean (born May 9, 1970) is a Canadian-born American meteorologist, 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.


Before beginning work for Fox News, Dean worked at several radio and television stations in Canada and the United States, including CHEZ-FM, and WCBS-TV.

Before starting her career in broadcasting, she was a Canadian Bylaw enforcement officer.[2]

In 2009, Dean's application for the American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval was granted.[3] The Seal is not a meteorology certification. 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.[4]

Dean wrote a series of Freddy the Frogcaster children's books.[5]

Her first book, Mostly Sunny: How I Learned to Keep Smiling Through the Rainiest Days, was released on March 5, 2019.[6] Her second book, Make Your Own Sunshine: Inspiring Stories of People Who Find Light in Dark Times, was released on March 2, 2021.[7][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 of New York advisory that required admissions and readmissions of assisted living and nursing home residents without virus testing, and became an outspoken high-profile critic of New York's Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo and the lack of media coverage.[8]

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.[9] She specifically criticized the behavior of both Governor Cuomo and his brother Chris Cuomo (the former presenter of Cuomo Prime Time, which was a weekday-evening news analysis show on CNN that terminated upon CNN firing him) regarding one of the Governor's appearances on his brother's show, describing it as "an insensitive, giggling interview."[8]

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.[1]

Personal life

Dean was born in Toronto, Ontario, grew up in Ottawa, and graduated from Algonquin College.[10] In 2007 she married Sean Newman of the New York City Fire Department.[11][12] They have two sons, Matthew and Theodore.[13]

She was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2005.[6]

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. ^ Dean, Janice (2019). Mostly Sunny: How I Learned to Keep Smiling Through the Rainiest Days. HarperCollins. ISBN 978-0062877598.
  3. ^ "Janice Dean". Fox News. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  4. ^ "AMS Awards and Certifications". Retrieved July 20, 2020.
  5. ^ Hunter-Frederick, Allison (April 4, 2017). "Interview with Weather Forecaster, Janice Dean". Lincoln Animal Ambassadors. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ "Make Your Own Sunshine: Inspiring Stories of People Who Find Light in Dark Times". www.amazon.com. Retrieved February 15, 2021.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ Janice Dean slams Gov. Cuomo's 'tone deaf' victory lap on COVID: We're still mourning
  10. ^ "Five Minutes w/ Janice Dean". Fox News. August 31, 2004. Archived from the original on September 5, 2012.
  11. ^ "Watch 'Cooking With Janice Dean' (Actually Her Husband Does the Cooking)". Fox News. July 23, 2015. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  12. ^ Dean, Janice (June 9, 2017). "Janice Dean: Ten years together. As husband and wife. Amen". Fox News. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  13. ^ "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.