Dan Griffin joined the FOX 13 News team as a Reporter in January 2022. He previously worked for WLWT-TV in Cincinnati, Ohio for six years covering breaking news, crime and courts, protests, politics and how the COVID-19 pandemic affected families and everyday life in the region.
While in Cincinnati, Dan also reported on corruption in City Hall, the death of Harambe the gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo, several mass shootings and the 2016 and 2020 elections.
He also worked at WSAZ-TV in Huntington-Charleston, West Virginia and WAOW-TV in Wausau, Wisconsin after graduating from Northern Kentucky University.
You might wonder, what brought Dan to the Pacific Northwest? It was the pandemic to a degree.
He felt compelled to start a new adventure and to have a change of scenery after covering so many stories of loss and heartache throughout 2020 and 2021.
He grew up in Kentucky and spent most of his life in the Midwest.
Dan fell in love with everything the Pacific Northwest has to offer almost immediately and felt at home within the first week.
So what drew him to broadcast journalism? Dan's interest in television news reporting started on 9/11/01.
At 12 years old, he watched anchors and reporters cover the terrorist attacks at a time when it was unclear what would happen next.
He was fascinated by how they would convey such important information throughout the morning, day and night.
Since then, it has been Dan's goal to be someone who uncovers important news and covers the day's biggest stories with clarity, empathy and care.
He also always strives to be a resource for people who need information that is straight to the point and in context.
For Dan, perhaps the biggest reward of all, is being a voice for the voiceless or for those who feel they aren't getting a fair shot.
He's ready to make a difference and is always looking forward to your emails, messages and news tips.
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