Dale Hansen is a sports journalist who has a reputation for breaking a story about a massive scandal involving payments to players on Southern Methodist University's football team. His outrageous reporting finally led to canceling the Mustangs' 1987 season, so-called Death penalty of NCAA. His reporting on sexual abuses, racial violence in sports and commentaries guns control act has made the spotlight in the journalism arena.
How Much Is Dale's Net Worth?
With a successful and passionate career of sports news forecaster, Dale has acquired huge income. However, the average salary of sports forecaster was $79k annually in May 2010. Dale's reporting on controversial and scandalous subjects on sports players' wages and racism, spiked his popularity which benefitted his earnings as well.
Hansal Foundation has contributed for over $100,000 of scholarships for University of North Texas students. The money comes from Dale Hansen Golf Classic founded in 1989.
Dale ignited his carer as a radio disc jockey at KCOB in Iowa. He then pitched his job in a higher gear as he became News Director at KNIA radio. And finally, Dale settled for a career in Dallas at KDFW, which was CBC's Dallas affiliate at that time. His news coverage started to impact significantly after he joined WFAA in 1983. His firm acclaimed him as one of the best sportscasters.
Dale Hanson at home in Texas after retirement (Photo:nytimes.com)
Due to daring and charismatic reporting on multiple complicated matters, Dale received Peabody Award for distinguished journalism, a DuPont-Columbia Award, and Best Sportscasters Award from various affiliates. His disclosure of high rated scandal victimized him with multiple death threats as well. Dale retired from his job as a sports journalist with 30 years of experience.
Dale's Succesful Family Life Despite Dark Memory Of Past
Dale, who is currently at the age of 70, has a durable and everlasting blissful married life with his wife, Chris Dallas. The couple is parents of two children, a boy, and a girl. His son Eric was a golf pro once. As per reports, Dale also has an ex-wife whose identity is a mystery. He manages the golf tournament through an event planner at Dale Hansen Golf Classic.
Reporter Dale has haunting scars of the past. During his time in Navy in the Vietnam War, the former KCOB radio jockey befriended African Americans. However, he was eschewed by his friends for keeping a black company in bars. Dale also had to watch his ex-wife throw out the dishware used by the dinner guests.
He had the misfortune of molestation at the age of 10 in Iowa ballfield. It took him 42 years to reveal his painful memory on the live television following the Penn State child sex abuse scandal in 2011. If he didn't have drinks alongside his best friends Bruce and Eric, Dale might have secluded his hazy memory. He remembered his uncomfortable experience after Bruce addressed that the coach Jerry Sandusky's victim was 'making it up.' When Dale publicly revealed his molestation, a day later, his best friend Bruce apologized him over the phone.
His rape case is not the only one which hounds his memory. 26 years ago, his daughter was raped while attending the University of North Texas. Reportedly he claims that his daughter was unwilling to report the case to mitigate the humility and suspicion from others. But finally, she reported the case to show them how badly she was treated. She encouraged other women to raise their voice against increasing sex assaults and racism.
While there are numerous alleged rape cases in the United States of America, the data generated by rainn.org shows that only 20% female victims between the age of 18 to 24 step up to reveal their violation to the law. Dale, who has a troubled picture of himself and his family in the past, also affirms that the women hesitate to address their mistreatment.
Texas native has an intimate connection with his family members. He says his granddaughter, age 27, is helping to deliver her old man's voice through social media. She went to Lewisville High for schooling and is close to her grandpa. He said in Dale Unplugged on 24 Feb 2015 that his granddaughter was against the racism in Flower Mould and would come there with her friends to chant Welfare Babies.
Television presenter Dale Hanson was born on 2 August 1948 in Logan. He was born to the racist trucker father who owned his own business. He holds an American Nationality and belongs to white ethnicity, as per wiki. He now lives in Waxahachie, Texas with his big family.