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 Herzog says if he could have a super power, it would be to be able to control the weather!

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
ABC13 town hall to highlight extreme weather's toll on Texas Gulf Coast
It's already been a historic weather year for the Texas Gulf Coast. Next Thursday at 7 p.m., we're getting answers to your extreme weather questions.
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?
Weather U: What's the difference between a weather watch and a warning?
You hear the alerts, but do you really know what makes a severe weather watch different from a warning?
Travis Herzog explains what makes some winter precipitation more dangerous
Hoping for snow? You may not get your wish for this winter storm. Travis Herzog explains why that is.
What are the record coldest temperatures recorded in Houston?
Really, what's the coldest Houston has ever gotten? You'll have to go back 70 years or more for some of these record chills!
The International Space Station will fly over Houston tonight
The International Space Station will be visible from Houston and all of southeast Texas this evening for a full six minutes
Weather vs climate: What are the differences?
Weather vs Climate: There are three analogies involving your closet, personality and Astros baseball that can help you remember the differences.
Weather U: The different phases of the water cycle
ABC13 Chief Meteorologist Travis Herzog begins with the sun and its role in the water cycle.
ABC13 Weather U: What is the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane wind scale?
We've experienced the damage from hurricane winds first hand, so here's a look at how it's broken down. Chief Meteorologist Travis Herzog explains the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane wind scale.
Great Storm of 1900 struck Galveston on Sept. 8
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.