Dean DeVore was born in Lancaster, PA on June 13, 1966, and grew up in Millersville, a small town near Lancaster.
His interest in weather began at a young age, mostly because he loved snowstorms and thunderstorms. He started giving weather forecasts to his fourth grade class, making weather maps and symbols while using a marker to draw fronts. While growing up, Dean loved to watch the local weather information on the Lancaster and Philadelphia news. In fact his favorite weatherman was WPVI-TV’s Jim O’Brien, an AccuWeather Client.
Dean graduated from Penn Manor high school in 1984 where he was a member of the National Honor Society. Upon graduating from high school, Dean attended Penn State University from 1984-1987. He would return to Penn State in 1996 and graduate with a B.A. in General Arts and Sciences. Dean has since earned a certificate in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University.
Dean started in radio in 1988 at WMAJ where he was promoted to Sports Director. In 1992 he joined WRSC also working his way up to Sports Director. While at WMAJ and WRSC Dean did the play-by for Penn State Wrestling and Women’s Basketball and hosted pre and post-game football programs.
Dean joined the AccuWeather family in 1998 as a broadcaster, and that same year he became the Department Manager for Broadcasting and Information Services. In 2001 he added the position of Product Manager for Radio Broadcasting to his list of duties and he has recently become an active member of the forecasting department as a Broadcast Meteorologist. Dean is currently the Manager of Radio Operations.
Dean enjoys playing golf, tennis and volleyball, and traveling to his favorite places, Las Vegas, New Orleans and Glacier National Park. You can also hear Dean’s voice as the public address announcer for numerous Penn State sports including football, women’s volleyball and men’s soccer. For five of the last seven years, Dean has served as public address announcer for the NCAA Women’s Volleyball “Final Four.”