News Reporter - Producer
Talk about a home coming. Dan grew up right here in the Wenatchee valley and five years after saying goodbye, he’s saying hello again. He may be new to the broadcasting world, but his years of journalism experience provide a strong foundation for radio news.
Dan’s love of writing and telling stories began at an early age when he wrote his first Star Wars fan fiction in second grade. After crafting a poem that same year, he was chosen to read it on the air at a local radio station in Minot, North Dakota, where he spent his early childhood years. Dan’s family relocated to Wenatchee when he was eight, but he never forgot that first foray into the realm of broadcast.
His journalism career started as a teenager, writing for Wenatchee High School’s Apple Leaf newspaper and serving as Editor-in-Chief for the WaWa yearbook. Dan spent his first year at Western Washington University in Bellingham avoiding the idea of being a journalist, until he wrote an article for the student newspaper, The Western Front.
At that point, Dan realized his passions do indeed lie in the realm of quality news. After his tenure with the Front, he worked for other WWU student publications. While on the Klipsun feature news magazine, he covered local musicians and marshal artists, and he wrote about dairy cow genetics for the Planet, an environmental news magazine.
During some vacation time after college graduation, Dan explored the Pacific Northwest’s luscious landscapes and bountiful breweries from Missoula, Montana to Seattle, along with a week in the Hawaiian Islands. His travels landed him back home in the Wenatchee valley, where a surprising opportunity greeted him – a chance to further pursue his journalistic aspirations as a news reporter for KOHO radio.
Dan spends the majority of his free time in the outdoors or with his nose in a book. You’ll find him regularly running or biking the Loop Trail, swimming in the Columbia River and Lake Chelan, and traversing the endless trail systems of the Wenatchee foothills. He devours anything sci-fi, fantasy, post-modern fiction, historical fiction and non-fiction, and graphic novels, usually about the Caped Crusader. Dan enjoys being introduced to amazing new music daily on KOHO. The rest of his time goes towards his beautiful sisters, his parents, and his family’s 15-year-old cocker spaniel Isaac.
Dan is always looking for new ideas and tips to bring to KOHO. Feel free to send him any story ideas, comments or critiques at the email below.