Damon Lane Biography
Damon Lane is an American Emmy Award-Winning Chief Meteorologist working at KOCO 5 News First Alert Weather. He serves as the weekday morning meteorologist alongside Jonathan Conder. Previously, he served as Chief Meteorologist at KTXS-TV in Abilene, Texas.
Damon Lane Education
Lane earned two bachelor’s degrees in college. He also attended Old Dominion University where he studied for less than four-year pursuing a Communications and Mass Media course. He has also studied at the University of North Carolina where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology.
Damon Lane Career
Lane is currently working at KOCO 5 News with its First Alert Weather Team as the Chief Meteorologist and as the weekday morning meteorologist. He is the only Chief Meteorologist in Oklahoma City who holds a degree in Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology. In addition, Lane is the only Chief Meteorologist in Oklahoma City to hold the CBM seal of approval from The American Meteorological Society which is the highest level certification from the nation’s top association for broadcast meteorologists.
Lane and his from KOCO 5 First Alert Weather team are independently certified as bringing the most accurate forecast in Oklahoma City by WeatherRate, an independent scientific organization that measures accuracy in weather forecasts across the country. He has served as a guest meteorologist for ABC’s Good Morning America. Lane is an often featured speaker at weather conferences across the country, He shares his experience forecasting one of the nation’s most active weather regions.
In 2016, Lane was featured in the nationally televised ABC 20/20 primetime special “In An Instant” concerning the 2013 tornado outbreak that strongly affected Moore, Oklahoma. He shared his personal experiences covering the 2013 tornado outbreak that affected his hometown of Moore. He reported the massive tornado live on-air while trucking his own neighborhood. Many nearby homes were damaged or destroyed but his wife managed to ride out the storm in their shelter with the family dogs. Lane has been active in community recovery efforts ever since. He was nominated for an Emmy award for his reports of the Tornado outbreak.
Formerly, Lane worked as a Chief Meteorologist at KTXS-TV in Abilene, TX. While there, he forecasted severe weather on the southern edge of Tornado Alley. In the course of her time there, he was named “Abilene’s Favorite Meteorologist” three years down the line.
While he takes his weather science seriously, during his free time Lane is just as serious about having fun out in the elements. He is an eager outdoorsman, he likes hiking in summer and snow skiing in winter. Lane shares his love of the outdoors and traveling with his wife. Being a new parent, he has not slowed his family down. The couple loves to share their travel adventures with their daughter. When Lane is not exploring the outdoors with his family, he enjoys firing up the barbeque at home and is convinced that he makes the world’s best jalapeno poppers.
Damon Lane Age
Lane was born and raised in Northern Virginia, United States. He likes to keep his personal life private and hence has not yet disclosed the year and month he was born. It is therefore not known when he celebrates her birthday. However, he might be in his 40’s.
Damon Lane Height
He stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Damon Lane Family
Lane has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents or siblings.
Damon Lane Wife
Lane is married to Melissa Newton. They met in Abilene and shortly after, Melissa relocated to Oklahoma City and then down to Dallas to continue with her career. They tied the knot on September 22, 2012, in McKinney.
Damon Lane Children
Lane and his wife Melissa have been blessed with two daughters whose names he has not disclosed as he likes to keep his personal life private.
Damon Lane Net Worth
Lane has an estimated net worth ranging between $890 000k – $1.5 Million which he has earned through being a Chief Meteorologist.
Damon Lane Salary
Lane earns an annual salary ranging between $100,000k – $ 110,500k.