Dallas sportscaster Dale Hansen has ventured outside the sports arena to address topics such as sexual assault, gun control and LGBT issues, and his commentary has gone viral, even landing him on the Ellen show.
David O. Brown had to cancel his keynote, so Dale Hansen will be speaking in his place.
Dale Hansen is the weeknight sports anchor during the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts on WFAA-TV (Channel 8) and also hosts Dale Hansen’s Sports Special on Sundays at 10:20 p.m.
In 1987, Hansen was honored with the George Foster Peabody Award for Distinguished Journalism. That same year, he 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.
Hansen began his career as a radio disc jockey and operations manager in Newton, Iowa. This was followed by a job as a sports reporter at KMTV in Omaha, Nebraska. Hansen’s first job in Dallas was with KDFW-TV (Channel 4). He joined WFAA-TV in 1983. Hansen’s other awards and honors include: