Dan Hanger

ANCHOR / REPORTER / PRODUCER

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Dan joined FOX 21 as a reporter in October 2010 before being promoted to main anchor in August 2011 for the 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. newscasts.  He has more than 17 years of experience in television, radio and online journalism.

To help fill a staffing void in April of 2022, Dan hopped over to the morning show to produce and anchor newscasts from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., which he continued to do as of June.

Before FOX 21, Dan worked at GAP West Broadcasting for a cluster of radio stations in Duluth, anchored and reported at KBJR-TV and spent two years as a web editor with Internet Broadcasting – publishing news for NBC’s owned-&-operated websites out of Chicago’s WMAQ-TV newsroom during his final years in college.

Dan is a 2005 graduate of Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism. His hometown is Chicago, but Dan calls the Twin Ports home.

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Dan is frequently tapped to emcee some of the Northland’s biggest charitable events like the annual Fur Ball for Animal Allies Humane Society.  He’s also been a big supporter of the Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics Minnesota, raising more than $14,000 since 2012.

And if you don’t already know, the unofficial mascot of FOX 21 is his dog, Brewster, a miniature boxer-mix that was rescued from a shelter in Hibbing, Minn.

Contact Dan at dhanger@kqdsfox21.tv

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