Dave Oliver

Dave Oliver

Chief First Alert Meteorologist

Dave was born in Wichita, Kansas - the heart of tornado alley - and formed an interest in weather at a very young age. After spending his early childhood in central Oklahoma and developing a fascination with thunderstorms and tornadoes, his family moved to the Texas coast for his middle and high school years.

Living near Corpus Christi, Dave acquired a keen interest in waterspouts and hurricanes and toward the end of high school made the decision to pursue meteorology as a career. Dave attended the University of Oklahoma in Norman, where his passion for weather and storms continued to grow. He joined up with fellow students at OU along with employees of the National Severe Storms Laboratory and became involved in tornado chasing in the early 1980s.

This is also where Dave met his wife Carol and they were married just days after his graduation from OU in 1983. Dave's first television job was in Corpus Christi in late 1983, followed by a period as Chief Meteorologist at a station in Victoria, Texas from 1984-1986. Dave was contacted and offered a job at KFDA-TV in late 1986 and immediately joined the team here. He has been the Chief Meteorologist at NewsChannel10 since 1987.

Away from the station, Dave enjoys chasing storms, fishing, camping, lifting weights and exercising, spending time with his family, eating ice cream, and leading a men's Bible study. He is active in church and spends a lot of time in schools and giving presentations. "God has blessed me in a mighty way by allowing me to do what I love to do in this wonderful part of the world.

We have the best and most fascinating weather in the country and the people here are so warm and friendly. This has been such a rewarding home and God has shown me this is right where he wants me to be", says Dave.


Recent Articles by Dave

  Doppler Dave Expects The Heat To Linger

  GOOD NEWS: Teen farmer harvests first wheat crop

Good News: Couple overcomes medical diagnosis despite odds

  Good News with Doppler Dave: The treasure of advice and wisdom from the older generation

  Good News with Doppler Dave: Area cafe keeping spirit of Route 66 alive

  Where to go in the event of a tornado

  Eyewitnesses remember Amarillo’s tornado 70 years later

  Revisiting the path of Amarillo’s record 1949 tornado

  Good News with Doppler Dave: Amarillo teacher shows no sign of slowing down after 42 years

  Good News with Doppler Dave: Boys Ranch 2nd grader recognized for his passion of art and weather

  Good News with Doppler Dave: Tracking tornadoes in the 21st Century

  Good News with Doppler Dave: First graders know a thing or two about good news

Doppler Dave Has An Eye On The Dryline Tomorrow

  Good News with Dave: A Northwest Texas Hospital volunteer doing the most for over 30 years

  Good News with Doppler Dave: Help from Amarillo Angels is a breath of fresh air for foster families

Doppler Dave Says Rain Chances Are Getting Better Again

Doppler Dave Is Confident You Will Enjoy This Forecast

Good News with Doppler Dave: When the weather works in our favor

Doppler Dave Is Tracking Fierce Winds Prompting First Alert Coverage

Good News with Doppler Dave: Finding friendship in unlikely places

Doppler Dave’s Forecast Looks Like Springtime Tomorrow

  Good News with Doppler Dave: Hope is alive and well in Claude

Doppler Dave On Some Wildly Changing Temperatures

Doppler Dave Expects Rapidly Changing Weather Tonight

  Good news with Doppler Dave: When blessings come to those who struggle

Doppler Dave Has A Mild And Breezy Outlook

Doppler Dave With A Frigid Night And Chance Of Snow

Doppler Dave Updates The Latest Blast Of Wind

Doppler Dave Expects A Prompt Return To Windy Conditions

Doppler Dave Says, Wind And More Wind This Week