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

  • 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
  • UNEMPLOYMENT RATE: Candidates Debate

    Posted on: 7:10 pm, August 9, 2012, by

    The national unemployment rate stands at 8.3%.  It has been above 8% for nearly three-and-a-half years.  For African-Americans, the jobs...
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  • DOUBLE STANDARD: Many Citations Never Issued

    Posted on: 5:37 pm, August 8, 2012, by , updated on: 05:35pm, August 8, 2012

    DES MOINES – A spokesperson for the Des Moines Police Department confirmed that more than 75 automated speed and red...
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    Traffic Cameras
  • DOUBLE STANDARD: City Employees Exempt

    Posted on: 6:49 pm, August 2, 2012, by

      DES MOINES —  Just when people are accepting Des Moines’ traffic cameras as just another part of daily life,...
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  • PARK PROBLEMS: Funding Low For Parks And Recs

    Posted on: 8:06 pm, July 26, 2012, by , updated on: 08:40am, July 27, 2012

    Imagine if people had come to a local park to cool off in the heat spell and found that the...
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  • CENTSABLE HEALTH: Iced Tea Options

    Posted on: 10:00 am, July 21, 2012, by , updated on: 07:53pm, July 20, 2012

    We’ve arrived in the dog days of summer, but Fareway has some great ideas on how to stay hydrated.  Iced...
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    Iced Tea
  • DANGEROUS TURN: Neighbors Fear The Worst

    Posted on: 6:33 pm, July 19, 2012, by , updated on: 06:37pm, July 19, 2012

    Polk County — The intersection where a day care bus rear-ended a van Wednesday is notorious for rear-end crashes, and...
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    Bus Accident
  • THREE MINUTES: Three Minutes With Jack Hatch

    Posted on: 10:00 pm, July 15, 2012, by , updated on: 09:39pm, July 15, 2012

    Senator Jack Hatch earns his living breathing new life into old buildings. But this Des Moines developer says his greatest...
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    Jack Hatch
  • NUTRITIOUS VALUE: Volunteers Fill Pantry

    Posted on: 8:20 pm, July 14, 2012, by

    People pay a bit more for farm fresh produce because they know health is something you cannot put a price...
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    Sweet Corn
  • WILD THREAT: Mountain Lion Sightings In Polk Co.

    Posted on: 7:06 pm, July 12, 2012, by

    Norwoodville — Reports of a mountain lion roaming a Polk Co. neighborhood prompted counselors to keep children indoors at a...
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    Mountain Lion Sighting
  • LEONARD FAZIO: Three Minutes In The Chair

    Posted on: 11:04 pm, July 8, 2012, by

    He went from being one of the metro`s top real estate brokers, to a federal prison cell. Leonard Fazio was...
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    Leonard Fazio
  • PHONE FRAUD: Warning To Check Your Bill

    Posted on: 4:55 pm, July 8, 2012, by , updated on: 06:12pm, July 8, 2012

    Randall — Whereas a lot of people purchase the latest, greatest smartphone and all of the available options, Rod and Caroline...
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    Cell Phone