Often confused for BBC’s Dan Roan, this Dan Roan is the sports anchor and reporter for WGN-TV and has an experience of 35 years in the field of reporting. He maintains a secretive life, but he is a married man and has a settled life. The giant man is a humble guy from inside and brings in experience and calmness in the youth team of WGN-TV.
Career and Professional Life:
The prodigy of the Illinois State University started his professional career as the sports director for WCIA-TV in Illinois from 1977 to 1984. After working for seven years for WCIA-TV, he became Sports Director for WGN-TV ever since February of 1984. The veteran sports analyst also hosts the Instant Replay and WGN News at Nine. He won three Emmy Awards in 1994 for his contributions to sports-related programming.
WGN has strings of the talented anchor and reporters such as Demetrius Ivory, Lauren Jiggetts, Morgan Kolkmeyer, Erin McElroy, Micah Materre, and Lauren Magiera to name few. And WGN is fortunate to have someone like Dan who can guide the whole team. The multiple Emmy Award winner is known for his work as a play-by-play announcer for WGN’s Bulls, Cubs, and White Sox Games.
How much is Dan Roan’s Salary?
Salaries of reporter have been some secret item, and like every other journalist, his salary is undercover. Dan, who is a 35-year-experienced anchor, indeed charges stupendous salary from the WGN. And after his extended role in WGN, he probably falls in the list of highest earner in the television world.
Secretive Family Life of Dan Roan:
The sports anchor leads a secretive life when it comes to his personal life. But in an interview during a charity golf event, he revealed that he is a married man for 40 years.
In the same event, he mentioned that he met his wife-to-be Debby at Illinois State where he worked as an assistant to Debby in the campus bookstore.
While working as an assistant for Debby, he found the full name of her when she signed a check. After that, there was no turning around for the couple as they have been dating ever since.
Though he rarely reveals about his family life and children, he told that he has a daughter-in-law which implies that he is a father to a son.
Also in the post, his son Matt Roan wished him birthday, and it’s not clear if the daughter-in-law he was talking about is the wife of Matt or another son.
Though it is not clear if he has more children or not, there is no doubt that he has settled and peaceful family life.
Dan’s Roan Short Bio:
According to the wiki sources, he celebrates his birthday on 3rd February. Though there is conflicting information about his birth date, he was probably born in 1953 and currently ages around 64. He was born in Keokuk, Iowa, United States. Standing at the height of 6 feet and 3 inches, he possesses a buffed-up body shape.