Evan Andrews, Fox-4 'Good Day' meteorologist
Evan Andrews has been doing weather for Good Day since 1999, making him the longest-running regular morning meteorologist in DFW. Before then, he worked in markets in Wisconsin and New England, doing all sorts of shifts. He prefers mornings -- Fox 4 is his first morning gig -- and warmer climates.
On whether he's a morning person
Now I am. [Laughs] It's like the cabdriver that drives the midnight to 8 a.m. shift. You do what you have to do to survive. But I love mornings.
Up at 2 a.m., quickly walk the dog so she can do her business, and I'm usually at work by 2:45.
[Andrews makes his own coffee, instead of drinking the station brew.] You could cut it with a knife. First thing I do when I get there, unless there's a tornado on the ground, is I grind beans for a pot of coffee. [But the station coffee] is better than it used to be. The stuff that used to come out of there would probably get varnish off the floor. I can't survive without caffeine. There are people that tell you they try and get off it, but there's no way I can.
On how morning TV has changed since he started.
It's gotten longer [laughs]. I think the way we all do the weather and the news itself has changed only in the fact that social media has made our jobs busier. But the news has gotten longer. And I bet it continues to get longer. And it's not just TV anymore. It's TV, and I have three Facebook pages that I keep updated, and I've got thousands of people on each one. And it's Twitter. And it's a little bit of everything. There are people who just get their forecasts from me on Facebook.
On why morning TV has become more important
People's lives have shifted earlier. I don't think they stay up as late as they used to. Morning is the one segment of the news that still has viewer group.
What happens after the show's over
At our show, we work from 2:45 to about 9:30, and it's just continuous. There's no slow time in between. So it goes fast.