Dave Rexroth was named Chief Meteorologist at WXYZ in August
2010. Every day during the 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.
newscasts, Dave provides the latest weather updates and forecasts
for all of southeast Michigan.
Dave has been forecasting for nearly 20 years, the last 10 of
which have been here at WXYZ. He joined the team as meteorologist
for Channel 7's "Action News this Morning" and "Action News at
Noon" in 2000.
Before coming to Michigan, Dave spent three years as the evening
meteorologist at WFOR-TV in Miami. There he covered both Hurricane
Irene and Tropical Storm Harvey. Prior to Miami, Dave worked at
WRGB in Albany, New York and started his career in Des Moines, Iowa
Dave has also done the weather for national television shows
including Good Morning America Sunday and CBS News Saturday
In 2007 and 2008, Dave won MAB awards for “Best
Weather.” He also received an Emmy for the Lion King
A graduate of Luther College in Iowa, Dave went on to receive a
master's degree in Meteorology from the University of Chicago where
he studied under Ted Fujita of the famous F-Scale for tornado
Channel 7's chief weatherman brings an engaging smile and a
special brand of humor to his forecasts. "I like to laugh, and I
try to find humor in most situations, but when there is nasty
weather it’s my priority to make sure viewers are safe and
informed," he says.
An avid Detroit sports fan, Dave is glad to be living and
working in the town of the Red Wings, the Pistons, the Lions and
Dave Rexroth lives in Oakland County with his wife Deborah and
their three sons. One of his greatest thrills in life is coaching
his boys’ baseball and basketball teams.