Dan grew up in Northwest Ohio. After High School Dan worked in construction then went on to serve two tours of duty in Vietnam with MCB 62 and the Seabees.
Dan was among the men who helped build a major bridge over the Dong Ha River, which had to be destroyed as the North Vietnamese streamed Southward toward Hue, Da Nang and Saigon. The bridge was a topic on Ollie North's "War Stories" and subject of Lt. Grider's book "The Bridge at Dong Ha."
After military service Dan graduated from Career Academy in Columbus which would be a stepping stone to a broadcasting career and jobs in Delaware, Marysville, Coshocton, Toledo, Detroit and Youngstown.
Dan is a proud Youngstown State Penguin graduating in Marketing from YSU in 1981.
In Youngstown Dan has worked for WFMJ Radio, TV 21, TV 27 and News Radio 570 WKBN.
Listen to Dan weekday mornings at 9a on News Radio 570 WKBN and I Heart Radio.
Daily Dan fields calls from Youngstown, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Akron-Canton and from the snow birds in Florida via I Heart. Each show is archived for downloading via Podcasting.