The Florida AP Board honors individuals who stand out for commitment to excellence, character and leadership. Recipients have contributed 25 years of service to broadcast journalism, reflecting the diverse talents, skills and roles within a newsroom. This includes, but is not limited to: Anchors, Reporters, Producers, Photographers, Editors, News Directors and Technical Directors.
Meet the 2019 recipient of the Legacy Award
Danny Treanor | Meteorologist | WKMG
Danny has been forecasting Florida’s unpredictable weather since 1978. He spent 18 years working at WFTV-Channel9. During that time he battled alcoholism, he entered rehab and was welcomed back to the station.
He later joined News Channel 13 and spent the next 10 years covering tornadoes, thunderstorms and hurricanes.
In 2013, Danny decided to retire, but that was short lived. His love and passion for meteorology brought him back to the weather wall in 2014, where he forecasts for the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts at WKMG News 6.
When he isn’t forecasting, he finds fun new ways of telling weather stories to the viewer.
In the 30 years he has spent working in the Orlando television market, he has also raised two sons and has maintained his sobriety.