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

  • WINNING BIG: Kids Share Powerball Dreams

    Posted on: 1:00 am, November 28, 2012, by

    The 21 year old age requirement for Wednesday’s Powerball Jackpot isn’t stopping the 1st graders at Edmunds Academy in Des...
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  • SILENT KILLER: Radon In Iowa Schools And Homes

    Posted on: 2:00 am, November 13, 2012, by , updated on: 11:05am, November 13, 2012

    You send your children to school, assuming they will be reasonably safe.  So, why is a middle school principal on...
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  • THREE MINUTES: John Bachman

    Posted on: 10:31 am, November 12, 2012, by and

    Retiring Channel 13 anchor John Bachman sits down with Dan Winters for three minutes in the chair.
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  • COMING TOGETHER: Divided Power

    Posted on: 6:57 pm, November 7, 2012, by , updated on: 07:08pm, November 7, 2012

    Based on the vote, Iowans want to keep the two parties’ power divided. The question is what can lawmakers, and...
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  • THREE MINUTES: Jake Knott

    Posted on: 11:05 am, November 5, 2012, by , updated on: 11:48am, November 5, 2012

    Iowa State football player Jake Knott spends three minutes in the chair with Dan Winters.
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  • THREE MINUTES: Matt Schultz

    Posted on: 12:05 pm, October 22, 2012, by

    Iowa Secretary of State, Republican Matt Schultz, sits down with Dan Winters for three minutes in the chair. CLARIFICATION:  It...
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  • DAY AFTER: Mihalovich Responds To Accusations

    Posted on: 6:39 pm, October 11, 2012, by

    Former Lincoln High School Head Football Coach Tom Mihalovich responded to the accusations against him, just hours after the Des...
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  • NOTICEABLY ABSENT: Grandparents Speak

    Posted on: 6:05 pm, September 27, 2012, by

    Some of the most touching statements made Thursday came from Evelyn Miller’s paternal grandparents. It was heartbreaking to listen to...
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    Evelyn Miller Grandparents
  • BROADBAND BATTLE: Rural Iowa Service At Stake

    Posted on: 6:21 pm, September 20, 2012, by

    Baxter — The drought and lack of a farm bill aren’t the only things impacting Rural Iowa.  There is a...
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  • AE CONTRACT: Health Care A Concern

    Posted on: 8:00 pm, September 19, 2012, by , updated on: 08:34pm, September 19, 2012

    300 members of The Teamsters Union, Local 120 are at odds with Anderson Erickson Dairy over a the lack of...
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    Anderson Erickson
  • GUT FEELING: Missing Children Expert Fears Worst

    Posted on: 5:35 pm, August 22, 2012, by

    Thursday will mark six weeks since two girls were last seen riding their bicycles in the town of Evansdale.  Today,...
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    Sex Offender Registry
  • DOUBLE STANDARD: Who Benefitted From Free Passes

    Posted on: 6:32 pm, August 15, 2012, by

    By releasing more than 80 documents to Channel 13 News, Des Moines police revealed that a policy meant to protect emergency responders...
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    Traffic Camera Debate