Storm Highway by Dan Robinson
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Dan Robinson - Media and Publication Credits

I have worked as a freelance news cameraman since 2003, covering primarily weather-related stories for national news outlets. I am experienced in solo in-situ coverage of all forms of severe weather, including hurricanes, tornado outbreaks, winter storms and floods. Traveling long distances and enduring harsh weather conditions for an assignment is my specialty, one that allows me to get the 'money shot' that your production requires. In addition, I have a working knowledge of weather forecasting and storm evolution tailored for weather event coverage - maximizing the probabilities of being in the "right place at the right time". I also hold an active Remote Pilot Certificate from the FAA (Part 107) for commercial drone operation. Contact me and let's talk about how we can work together on covering the next big weather event.

I also operate an extensive library of stock footage viewable at my footage catalog web site.

National Geographic interview on the El Reno tornado
National Geographic interview about the 2013 El Reno tornado.

Chicago lightning on Mythbusters


  • The Weather Channel
  • CNN
  • National Geographic
  • The Discovery Channel
  • CourtTV/TruTV
  • Mythbusters
  • Syfy
  • Jay Leno's Garage
  • ABC News / Good Morning America & national affiliates
  • NBC & national affiliates
  • CBS & national affiliates
  • The History Channel
  • Rachael Ray
  • Telemundo
  • Inside Edition

Arch imagery for Defiance on Syfy

Print/Advertising/Corporate/Public Display

  • National Geographic Magazine
  • McGraw-Hill
  • Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
  • The Associated Press
  • Popular Science
  • The New Yorker
  • Bridgestone
  • NASA
  • National Weather Service
  • The Denver Post
  • Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
  • Charleston (WV) Gazette
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Daily Mail (UK)
  • The Sun (UK)
Notable Coverage Events
  • El Reno, Oklahoma tornado (2013)
    Close encounter with the largest tornado in history on May 31, 2013.

  • EF-5 Greensburg, Kansas tornado (2007)
    The first EF5 rated on the new Enhanced Fujita scale.

  • Hurricane Rita landfall - Port Arthur, Texas (2005)
    Contract cameraman for The Weather Channel's coverage of Rita. Video aired to one of the largest audiences in cable TV history.

  • F4 tornado - Crosstown, MO/Murphysboro, IL (2006)

    CNN phoner interview

  • Icy road accidents (2004 to present)
    Continuing coverage of the hazard posed by road icing.

  • Eugene A. Carter (Fort Hill) Bridge - Charleston, WV (2003 - present)
    Ongoing coverage of accidents on the dangerous curved interstate bridge.

  • St. Louis severe weather (2010 - present)
    Coverage of significant weather affecting the St. Louis metro area, including tornadoes, floods and winter storms.

  • Chicago skyscraper lightning strikes (2006 - present)
    Ongoing coverage of lightning strikes to Chicago's Sears Tower, John Hancock

Interviews and Appearances

  • National Geographic
  • The Weather Channel
  • CourtTV/TruTV
  • CNN
  • Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
  • Charleston (WV) Gazette
  • Denver Post
  • Outside Magazine
  • Dallas Observer
  • Riverfront Times
  • KTVI FOX 2 St. Louis, MO
  • WOWK-TV Charleston, WV
  • WCHS-TV Charleston, WV
Scientific Journal Paper Contributions

Selected Aircheck Images
Video clips are available upon request - please contact me for more information.


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