Danielle Prinz

Danielle Prinz
Meteorologist Danielle Prinz (Source: Live 5)

Danielle joined the Live 5 First Alert Weather team in May 2017.

Professional Experience:

Danielle continues to build herself as both a forecaster and reporter. Before she made the move to WCSC, Danielle earned her degree in Telecommunications- News with a concentration in meteorology. She reported for WUFT-TV and was a forecaster for WRUF-TV, WUFT-TV and WUFT- FM. While a student at the University of Florida, she spent her weekends as a photographer at a local ABC affiliate, TV20 news.


2017 Florida Associated Press Winner in Investigative Reporting

2017 Florida Associated Press Winner in Series Franchise Reporting

News Philosophy:

My first and foremost job is to always put what matters most into every report. I ask myself before every traffic update, "What is affecting the most people right now and what do they need to know to be safe?"


University of Florida (2017) Bachelors of Science in Telecommunciations- News, concentration - Meteorology and Climatology. Mississippi State University, Master of Geoscience and Applied Meteorology (2019)


Livingston, NJ, but I grew up in Dunnellon, FL, a tiny farming town


My loving parents, awesome sister and two incredibly adorable nieces live in Florida still

Hobbies and Interests:

I love staying active! Right after work I enjoy working out, particularly dancing and running. As a dancer of 15 years, I like to work my cardio in with dance and pilates. It's a good thing I like to stay active because I also like to eat...a lot! In my spare time I check out new restaurants and bars around Charleston.

Favorite books and movies:

Any and all Christmas movies! I also enjoy most romantic comedies and action films. Most of the books I read are nonfiction. I enjoy books about outer space and the weather.

Likes Best About Lowcountry:

The food, location and history! I truly believe Charleston is the best place to live. I can see myself staying here for a long time!

Most Interesting Assignment:

I came across a police report that led me on the hunt for a homeless man who saved two children from being kidnapped. I ended up finding him in a shelter and letting him tell the story for himself. Seeing the package come together in a matter of hours was the most rewarding experience!

Most Interesting Interview:

I once interviewed an elderly man from Chiefland, FL named, Chuck. He grew thousands of hibiscus flowers in his backyard and would deliver them every morning to businesses across town. When I asked, “why?” He said, “because it makes people happy”. This interview created a feel good story that left others feeling motivated to be nicer. I learned there are far more good people out there than we realize!

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