Travis Herzog
ABC13 Chief Meteorologist Travis Herzog joined KTRK-TV in July of 2006. Since then he has earned "Broadcaster of the Year" honors from the National Weather Association, "Best Weathercast" in Texas from the Associated Press, and top on-air personality from the Media Alliance of Houston. You can watch his live weather broadcasts Monday-Friday on Eyewitness News at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.

From hurricanes and tornadoes to ice storms and floods, Travis has covered every kind of weather hazard we face in southeast Texas. He aims to present the public with weather forecasts that are informative, educational, and fun. As a weather safety advocate, Travis frequently gives weather safety talks at local schools to help bring down storm anxiety and empower students to make wise choices during dangerous weather. When severe weather strikes, you can trust Travis to provide you with timely weather updates and potentially life-saving information.

Travis is no stranger to Texas weather because he's lived here all his life. In fact, he received his calling to be a meteorologist when Hurricane Gilbert spawned a tornado that passed by his childhood home in San Antonio, Texas. In the aftermath, he developed a deep passion and profound respect for the atmosphere by reading every weather book he could find, prompting his classmates to label him "the weatherman," which he preferred over "school boy."

Raised to be a Longhorn, Travis eventually received the blessing of his parents to pursue his love for weather at Texas A&M University. While in Aggieland, he met his wonderful wife and felt drawn to become a broadcast meteorologist. Choosing a career that paid him to forecast and talk about the weather seemed to be a no-brainer, even if it meant enduring corny weatherman jokes for the rest of his life.

Travis graduated with a B.S. in Meteorology and a perfect 4.0 GPR. He earned numerous awards and honors along the way, most notably the prestigious Brown-Rudder Outstanding Student Award, given to an individual that embodies the character, morals, and integrity of former Texas A&M University President Earl Rudder. He is a member of the American Meteorological Society, the National Weather Association, Phi Beta Kappa, and Phi Kappa Phi. Previously, he worked as the morning meteorologist just up the road in Bryan, Texas at KBTX-TV, where the Texas Associated Press twice recognized him as one of the top broadcast meteorologists in the state.

Travis enjoys being married, teaching his three children about life, joyfully serving at his local church, racquetball, reading, and tracking cold fronts. If you have any nagging questions about how the weather works or you'd like to invite him to speak at your school, send him an email at

Travis's Stories
Hurricane Ian getting stronger over Gulf, Florida landfall expected Wednesday
Ian has reached Cat 3 hurricane strength. It is expected to be a Cat 4 hurricane before landfall.
Here's how cool it will get in the morning where you live
We are predicting several nights in the 50s behind our first fall front.
Recent rains completely busted the drought in Houston (for now)
How about some good news? Recent rains have completely busted the drought in Houston, but we still have a ways to go to end it in the rest of the state.
ABC13 town hall explores Hurricane Harvey's lingering impact 5 years later
Jeff Lindner, the man who helped guide Houston through Hurricane Harvey, joined ABC13 Thursday for a town hall looking back at the disaster.
Houston weather: 16 inches of rain in 1 month currently needed to end southeast Texas drought
Drought conditions are getting worse in southeast Texas, and it's likely going to take several months, if not years, to fully end it.
You've just lived through Houston's hottest July on record
How historic was our July? It shattered a record that stood for a century and a half.
Weather U: What's the difference between heat stroke and heat exhaustion?
We are no strangers to hot, humid weather here in Houston, but do you know the difference between heat exhaustion and heat stroke?
Here's what we know about a potential pre-season tropical development
Could this be the eighth year in a row a named storm develops before the start of hurricane season?
Windiest spring ever? Not quite, but here's why it's been so windy
It turns out this is not our windiest spring on record, but your intuition is on the right track.
Timeline of 'Super Blood Moon' total lunar eclipse this weekend
You may want to stay up late to see this! A lunar phenomenon is on its way, and if the weather cooperates, Houstonians could see it. ABC13's Travis Herzog has a timeline for the "Blood Moon."