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

  • HOT WATER: Fire Marshal ‘Insults’ Firefighters

    Posted on: 10:39 pm, September 25, 2013, by

    The state Fire Marshal is in hot water over words he recently used to describe many of the firefighters he...
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  • JUVENILE CARE: State And Non-Profit Costs Compared

    Posted on: 11:18 pm, August 21, 2013, by

    Governor Branstad signed an executive order, Tuesday restricting the use of isolation rooms at the Iowa Juvenile Home. Branstad assigned...
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  • DRAKE ARCHIVE: Gov. Ray Shares Papers

    Posted on: 4:59 pm, July 16, 2013, by , updated on: 10:27pm, July 16, 2013

    Former governor’s papers will be loaned to his alma mater. Drake University charged with digitizing them. Department of Cultural Affairs...
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  • ’93 FLOODS: Turning Hindsight Into Foresight

    Posted on: 10:50 pm, July 10, 2013, by

    The floods of `93 were the largest natural disaster the US had ever seen until Hurricane Katrina. The Nightly News...
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  • CELEBRATING ZABEL: Send-Off For WHO Icon

    Posted on: 5:21 pm, June 21, 2013, by , updated on: 10:23pm, June 21, 2013

    Family, friends and fans said their final goodbyes to the broadcasting icon, Jim Zabel Friday evening. Zabel passed away last...
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  • GETTING DRILLED: Cavity Opinions Differ By Dentist

    Posted on: 5:00 pm, May 6, 2013, by , updated on: 10:55pm, May 6, 2013

    When Caryn Van Eck moved to Des Moines, she needed to find a new dentist. When the first dentist she...
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  • LIVING LIBRARY: Making The Most Of Memories

    Posted on: 10:36 pm, April 5, 2013, by

    Each stage of life is special and rewarding and worth sharing and at a Dallas Center nursing home, they`ve come...
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  • SOLDIER SURPRISE: Gift Of Lawn Work For Veteran

    Posted on: 10:04 pm, April 3, 2013, by , updated on: 10:43pm, April 3, 2013

    A former soldier was on hand in the KGGO radio studios Wednesday to help raise money for American Soldiers who...
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  • FIGHTING CHANCE: Surviving A School Shooting

    Posted on: 8:50 pm, February 4, 2013, by , updated on: 11:02pm, February 4, 2013

    There have been 128 school shootings in America since the tragedy at Columbine. American children are growing up with locked...
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  • CHARITY CLIFF: Fears Cause Donations To Grow

    Posted on: 10:32 pm, December 28, 2012, by

    As the nation races toward the fiscal cliff, non-profits are poised to rake in record cash because if there`s one...
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  • THREE MINUTES: Pastor Mike Housholder

    Posted on: 3:44 pm, December 26, 2012, by , updated on: 03:53pm, December 26, 2012

    Every week Channel 13’s Dan Winters puts politicians and other news makers in the hot seat to get answers to...
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  • UNLIKELY AUTHOR: Kjrsten’s Story

    Posted on: 3:17 pm, December 21, 2012, by , updated on: 04:25pm, December 21, 2012

    If a new story begins each time a child is born, then David and Ardeth Hoeksema`s daughter has lived chapters...
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