Dan Winters

13 Fascinating Facts About Dan Winters

1. My dog's name is Paul Harvey.
2. I have lived in six towns in Iowa.
3. I can recite every word of the movie, "Christmas Vacation."
4. Ketchup should be its own food group.
5. @danwinters
6. I have a crippling fear of snakes.
7. My family used to own the oldest hardware store in Iowa.
8. facebook.com/danwinters13
9. I was president of my fraternity.
10. I've never voted a straight ticket.
11. I volunteer at a local youth shelter.
12. I had dental bonding to fill the big gap in my front teeth.
13. Have you seen my keys...or my wallet?

Dan Winters co-anchors Channel 13 News at 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. Dan is an award-winning investigative reporter who came to WHO-HD nine years ago as a weekend morning anchor/reporter. Dan was born on a farm near Chariton, IA. He has lived in Marengo, Sioux City, Clarinda, Ames, and now The Des Moines Metro. He began his broadcasting career at age 16 at KMA Radio in Shenandoah, IA. After high school, he worked full-time as a news anchor/editor for KPRC, the CBS Radio affiliate, in Houston, TX. Dan earned an undergraduate degree from Iowa State University's Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication. While in college, he worked as a reporter for KCCI-TV, covering the VEISHEA riot of 2004. Later that year, Dan was awarded "First Place TV Reporting" at the 2004 Hearst Journalism Awards Championship in San Francisco.

Dan interviewed President Barack Obama and reported on his campaign during the 2008 Iowa Caucuses. His award-winning investigations have resulted in public policy changes. “I really love what I do, and I hope that comes through when people watch,” said Dan. “I feel blessed to get to work alongside Erin, Ed, Keith and all of the talented people behind the scenes each night.” Dan volunteers with Youth Emergency Services and Shelter (YESS) and hosts fundraisers for various charities. He doesn’t let the fact he’s a lousy golfer stop him from trying.

Recent Articles

  • THREE MINUTES: Senate Candidate Matt Whitaker

    Posted on: 11:14 am, April 14, 2014, by

    He made a name for himself playing football for the Iowa Hawkeyes and he’s boosted his profile putting away bad...
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  • THREE MINUTES: Senate Candidate Joni Ernst

    Posted on: 11:43 am, April 7, 2014, by

    Campaign ads have been running in Iowa for some time now, but none have gained as much national attention as...
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  • THREE MINUTES: Iowa Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart

    Posted on: 9:13 am, March 31, 2014, by

    It’s the controversial website for one of the most controversial government programs ever created. Regardless of how you feel about...
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  • THREE MINUTES: Adam Carroll

    Posted on: 11:19 am, March 24, 2014, by

    Iowa students averaged 52-percent, a solid F, when it comes to knowing how to manage personal finances. A few weeks...
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  • THREE MINUTES: Sen. Mark Chelgren

    Posted on: 10:05 am, March 10, 2014, by

    This week should be much calmer in the Iowa Senate. Senators Mark Chelgren and Tom Courtney sparred over Chelgren’s accusation that...
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  • FINANCIAL LITERACY: Push For More Education

    Posted on: 10:42 pm, March 3, 2014, by , updated on: 10:49pm, March 3, 2014

    During his Condition of the State address, Governor Branstad praised a financial education course for freshmen at the University of...
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  • THREE MINUTES: Former DHS Head Kevin Concannon

    Posted on: 9:18 am, February 24, 2014, by

    The Iowa Supreme Court will hear Gov. Terry Branstad`s arguments for why he should be allowed to close the State...
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  • CHECK SCAM: Metro Craigslist Ad A Con

    Posted on: 7:32 pm, December 11, 2013, by , updated on: 10:31pm, December 11, 2013

    A scam is taking advantage of people looking to earn extra cash over the holidays. Scam artists know money can...
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    check scam
  • THREE MINUTES: Director Of Drug Control Policy Steve Lukan

    Posted on: 12:58 pm, November 18, 2013, by

    There is a push among some Democrats in the Iowa legislature to legalize medical marijuana. Channel 13’s Dan Winters sits...
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  • SURPRISE RIDE: 16 Local Businesses Help Marine

    Posted on: 10:08 pm, November 14, 2013, by , updated on: 11:01pm, November 14, 2013

    Des Moines — July 27, 2010 was the day Lance Cpl. Brandon Carroll’s life changed forever. “The bullet that went...
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    marine truck
  • BUCKET LIST: Nursing Home Fulfilling Dreams

    Posted on: 10:41 pm, November 4, 2013, by

    Carroll, IA – Nearly 32,000 Iowans live in nearly 450 nursing homes.  While it’s the last place most of those...
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    bucket list
  • FINALLY SMILING: Over 800 Get Free Dental Care

    Posted on: 9:02 pm, October 18, 2013, by , updated on: 10:26pm, October 18, 2013

    An uncomfortable night in the cold finally brought comfort to hundreds of Iowans, Friday. Their tooth pain is no more....
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    dental mission of mercy