Daniel was born and raised in Commerce, and he and his wife still live there today. He graduated from Texas A&M University-Commerce with a degree in Radio/Television with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism in 2016. He has worked at several local radio stations in Northeast Texas, as well as the DFW Metroplex.
Aside from his on-air work, Daniel has been fascinated with storms since he was a kid, and has spent a lot of his time studying weather. He is a certified storm spotter, storm chaser, and was on-scene during the Moore, Oklahoma, Tornado in 2013 doing search and rescue. He plans on going back to school to get his certificate in weather forecasting in 2018.