Harman has worked the morning news show since April 1999. He is survived by his wife, Monica, and daughter, Avery. He was 41.
UPDATE: Fox 4 issued a statement on Harman's death on its website. Fox 4 President and General Manager Cheryl McDonald said: “We are very saddened by this tragic loss. Don wasn’t just our Meteorologist, he was a part of our family and we loved him. Words cannot express how deeply he will be missed.”
The statement on the website continued: "Don brightened our mornings for more than 10 years and he made his mark on Kansas City television. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, and we ask that in this time of sorrow that you respect them and their need for privacy in their moment of grief."
Harman's bio on the Fox 4 website ways he grew up in Ohio interested in weather and "knew weather would be an important part of his future" during a late-'70s blizzard.
Harman graduated from Miami University in Ohio with a bachelor of science degree in aeronautics and a minor in geography. He started his career as a meteorologist at WTAP-TV in Parkersburg, West Virginia. He moved to KIMT-TV in Mason City, Iowa, in 1994. He also worked at WOWK-TV in Huntington, West Virginia, prior to joining Fox 4.
Harman's forecasts at Fox 4 were punctuated with his quirky humor.
Fox 4 responded to an outpouring of questions on Twitter and Facebook with this message on its Facebook page and during its 4:30 a.m. broadcast:
We know many of you have questions.
We appreciate your concern, and we consider you our friends.
But please remember that family comes first.
We're honoring that right now, and we ask that you join us in that.
Please bear with us for a little while longer.
-Loren & Mark