Dale Hansen Profile
Dale Hansen is an American sportscaster who is the weeknight sports anchor during the 10 p.m. newscast on WFAA, Channel 8 in Dallas Texas since joining the station in 1983. Hansen also hosts Dale Hansen’s Sports Special on Sundays at 10:35 p.m.
Dale Hansen Career
He started his career as a radio disc jockey and operations manager in Newton, Iowa. He then got a job as a sports reporter at KMTV in Omaha, Nebraska. His first job in Dallas was with KDFW-TV (Channel 4).
Hansen joined WFAA-TV in 1983. In 1987, he was honored with the George Foster Peabody Award for Distinguished Journalism. That same year, Hansen won the duPont-Columbia Award for his contribution to the investigation of SMU’s football program. As a result of this investigation, the NCAA prohibited SMU from fielding a football program in 1987.
He is the only local on-air broadcaster who has received the Radio Television Digital News Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award, which he received in 2019.
He has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and on the Ellen Degeneres Show.
His other awards and honors include:
- Dallas Peace and Justice Center’s 2019 Inspiration Award
- Hero of Hope Award from the Cathedral of Hope Church
- Children’s Hero Award from TexProtects
- Recipient of over 20 Lone Star EMMY Awards
- Peacemaker Award from the Turtle Creek Chorale
- Distinguished Professional Achievement Award from the UNT School of Journalism
- Communicator of the Year by the National Speech and Debate Association
- Sportscaster of the Year on two occasions by the Associated Press
- Texas Sportscaster of the Year on four occasions by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association
Quick Facts About Dale Hansen
|Full Name||Dale Hansen|
|Age||72 years old as of 2020|
|Net Worth||$100,000 – $1 Million|
Dale Hansen Age
Hansen was born as Dale Eugene Hansen on August 2, 1948, in Logan, Lowa, United States. He is 72 years old as of 2020.
Dale Hansen Height
Hansen stands at a height of 5 Feet 6 Inches tall.
Dale Hansen Family
Information regarding Hansen’s parents and siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Dale Hansen Wife
Hansen is married to Chris Dallas and the couple is blessed with two children; a son Eric Hansen and One Daughter. As per reports, he also has an ex-wife whose identity is not yet revealed.
Dale Hansen Salary
Being the top sports anchors at WFAA, Hansen earns an annual salary ranging between $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Dale Hansen Net Worth
Hansen has an estimated net worth of between $100,000 – $1 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a sports anchor.
Dale Hansen WFAA
At WFAA, Hansen works alongside;
- Eric Alvarez – General Assignment Reporter
- Nick Blackhall – Social Media / Mobile Technology Manager
- Sonia Azad – Reporter
- Hannah Davis – General Assignment Reporter
- Kalee Dionne – Meteorologist
- Pete Delkus – Chief Meteorologist
- Tanya Eiserer – Investigative Reporter
- Jake Harris – Multi-Media Journalist
- Jesse Hawila – Meteorologist
- Matt Howerton – Reporter
- David Goins – Reporter
- Demond Fernandez – Reporter
- Cleo Greene – Anchor
- Jonah Javad – Sports Anchor
- William Joy – General Assignment Reporter
- Chris Lawrence – Anchor/Reporter
- Mike Leslie – Sports Anchor/Reporter
- Cynthia Izaguirre – Anchor
- Charlotte Huffman – Investigative Reporter
- Sean Giggy – Reporter
- Greg Fields – Meteorologist