The Town of Addison, Spectrum Reach and the Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce are proud to present:
6th Annual Addison Economic Development Luncheon
Thursday, June 13
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Searching for Truth in an Era of #FakeNews:
A Journalist's Perspective
Dale Hansen, Sports Anchor,
WFAA Channel 8
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15201 Dallas Pkwy.
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Dale Hansen is the weeknight sports anchor on WFAA, Channel 8, and also hosts Dale Hansen's Sports Special on Sundays. Hansen began his career as a radio disk 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 and he joined WFAA-TV in 1983.
In 1987, Hansen was honored with the George Foster Peabody Award for Distinguished Journalism and 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.
This past March, Hansen was honored with the Radio Television Digital News Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award. The award announcement cited his "razor sharp" unplugged commentaries, which have gone viral in recent years.