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.

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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
The scientific answer behind why the sky is blue
Why is the sky blue? The simple answer - that's just the way it is. But there's a scientific reason behind it.
The International Space Station will fly over Houston tonight
This is a great opportunity to make watching the ISS fly over tonight an educational experience for the kids who are out of school!
The Long Range: Stronger cold blast next week
Thinking of planting a spring garden this weekend? Think again.
Here's why your car is covered in a reddish-brown film today
Also, is it safe to wash your car? ABC13 Chief Meteorologist Travis Herzog has the answers!
What temps will be like for Chevron Houston Marathon
You might want to bundle up for this one.
Top 10 weather events of the decade in southeast Texas
From unsung heroes who helped in the darkest times to playing in the snow, do you remember where you were when these events happened?
Here's where the haze and smoke seen west of Houston is coming from
Smell the smoke? See the haze? We've found the source.
Learn about the 5 different layers of the atmosphere
Travis Herzog explains how the 5 different layers of the atmosphere protect us from the intense amount of energy from the sun.
A look back at the great Galveston Hurricane of 1900
The Great Storm of 1900 slammed into Galveston on Sept. 8, 1900 without warning, killing at least 6,000 people and changing the island forever.
African dust cloud returns to Houston skies next week
WEATHER ALERT: Another large Saharan dust cloud will make the long trek from the Atlantic to Houston next week turning the skies gray.