Will people stop you on the street to ask about the forecast?
It’s funny; we had this discussion yesterday. In short, yes, people do, but I think they don’t realize the stress that comes with forecasting weather. We’ve had a very active year in terms of snowstorms, earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornadoes. As a forecaster, you want to convey the message, but you don’t want to hype it up, either. You want to make sure that viewers have the information they need to make a decision.
You have two boys, Matthew  and Theodore . What has it been like being pregnant on camera?
I loved it. I love sharing that part of my life with the viewers. The only thing is that I don’t like to block the screen! Read more
Fox News Channel meteorologist Janice Dean gets emotional talking with Ann Curry on “Today.” Dean opens up about her battle with multiple sclerosis: the diagnosis at 35 and what she’s learned since. “I am so lucky that I have a great career. But if it went away tomorrow, that would be okay, because I have something greater than that: a wonderful family that means everything to me.”
Fox Business’ Neil Cavutotalked to Zap2it.com about living with MS, saying that he’s “reminded every day” of his chronic ailment — being that his signature raspy voice is a symptom of the autoimmune disease.
Along with hosting three shows — “Your World With Neil Cavuto” and “Cavuto on Business” on FNC and “Cavuto” on FBN — Cavuto is reminded of his MS daily:
I’m well aware of the restrictions on me. Days when it gets really bad, and Alan Colmes makes sense, then I know things are bad.
Fox News meteorologist Janice Dean announced today on “America’s Newsroom” that she’s pregnant with a second baby boy. She told anchor Megyn Kelly that she’s due in early February. Video (via J$P) after the jump. Congrats!
• At 3:35pmET the balloon landed, softly. Shepard Smith asked “is the little boy inside?”
• At 3:37pmET rescue crews circle the balloon waiting to open it, to determine if the boy is inside.
• Gawker reports the boy and his family were twice on the ABC show “Wife Swap.” “The boy is Falcon Heene, son of Mayumi and Richard, who is a scientist and storm chaser.”
• As of 4:08pmET the cable networks remain in continuing coverage of the story as search for 6-year-old Falcon Heene continues.
• At 4:20pmET a neighbor of the Hennes, on MSNBC, describes what happened: “There was a lot of panic in the backyard. The mother seemed very distraught.”
• CNN first to commercial break at 4:25pmET and returns from break with the Situation Room covering other news.
• As for overall coverage, TVNewser is starting to hear from the networks. A CNN spokesperson tells us, “Standard procedure across CNN networks is to put in place a delay. On this occasion it was 10 seconds. The delay was in place from the time we went to air with video through to the discovery that no one was inside.”
• At 5pmET, FNC airs Glenn Beck, CNN returns to continuing coverage of the balloon story and MSNBC is airing Hardball.
• 6:07pmET: 6-year-old Falcon Heene has been found safe, hiding in a box in the garage attic
• 6:30pmET: ABC World News, NBC Nightly News and the CBS Evening News are all leading with the balloon story.
• Below, the storm-chasing Henne family was featured on CBS4 in Denver.