WHO 13 Anchor Dan Winters Leaving Des Moines Station After 18 Years to Spend More Time with His Family

Dan Winters and family

Dan Winters spent the past 18 years at WHO 13. On May 25, his run ends when the weeknight anchor and reporter departs the Des Moines news station.

Winters, an Iowa State grad, said the recent losses of his sister and nephew made him realize that he wanted to spend more time with his family.

“Shannon and I have worked opposite schedules since the day we met,” Winters wrote on Facebook about his schedule with his wife. “Now, we have three kids who are growing so fast. All four of them deserve a guy who will be there for dinner and bedtime.”

Winters said that he still considers central Iowa his home and plans to stay. “It’s a remarkable place to live and raise a family, and it is where we intend to stay. You won’t see me on TV, but you will still see me around town.”

Winters, who started at WHO on May 25, 2004, earned several Upper Midwest Emmy Awards and a national Edward R. Murrow Award during his tenure. He also earned accolades from the William Randolph Hearst TV News Championship in San Francisco after graduating from Iowa State, where he serves as the chair of the Greenlee School Advisory Council. He said his first on-air job was at KMA radio when he was 16.

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SOURCE: The Des Moines Register, Susan Stapleton

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