Dale Hansen is the weeknight sports anchor during the 6 and 10pm news on WFAA. He is the host of Dale Hansen's Sports Special, which airs Sunday night immediately following the News 8 Update at 10pm. In 1987, Dale was honored with the George Foster Peabody Award for Distinguished Journalism along with the DuPont-Columbia Award. He has received numerous distinctions including Sportscaster of the Year by the Associated Press, Texas Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscaster and Sportswriters Association, Best Sportscaster by United Press International and the Dallas Press Club and has been named Television Personality of the Year by the American Women in Radio and Television. Dale began his career as a DJ in Newton, Iowa. This was eventually followed by a job as a sports reporter at KMTV in Omaha, Nebraska. He won the Iowa Associated Press award for Best Investigative Reporter in 1976. Hansen’s first job in Dallas was with KDFW-TV/Channel 4. He joined WFAA-TV in 1983.