Dan is currently the anchor on Channel 5’s evening news programme. A journalist and broadcaster with over twenty years’ experience, Dan studied history and then journalism at the University of Sheffield before beginning his career at Hallam FM and Key 103. He then moved into television – initially at ITV, then at the BBC and now with Channel 5.
He hosted the BBC’s Football Focus for twelve years and has covered five Olympic Games, five World Cups and the NFL for two seasons. He has also broadcast from numerous major sporting events including Wimbledon, The Grand National, Royal Ascot, The Derby, and the Six Nations. Dan presented BBC Breakfast for 6 years and has hosted The One Show, Songs of Praise and a game show called Chase the Case. He has appeared on shows like Countdown, The Chase, Celebrity Mastermind and A Question of Sport. In May 2019 Dan was honoured to be asked to present A Royal Team Talk: Tackling Mental Health for BBC1 with HRH The Duke of Cambridge.
At the beginning of 2019 Dan was asked by Comic Relief to help raise funds by climbing Kilimanjaro with a number of other famous faces – the resulting documentary for BBC1 called Return to Kili followed the team’s fund-raising journey. In 2021 he joined BBC 1’s most popular entertainment show, Strictly Come Dancing, reaching the quarter-final much to his surprise and delight.
Dan is also the author of a number of books including the forthcoming “Standing on the Shoulders: Incredible Heroes and How They Inspire Us”, a sequel to the bestselling “Remarkable People”.
For a number of years, Dan has organised his own very popular charity golf tournament – The Walker Cup (not that one), raising over £250,000 for The Children’s Hospital Charity. Dan is proud to live in Sheffield with his wife, three children and his dog, Winnie.