Dan Ashley Biography
Dan Ashley is an American anchor of ABC7 San Francisco Bay Area News. He anchors the news at 5, 6, 9 and 11 p.m. and has been reporting for the news station since 1995.
Dan has reported on a wide range of issues and events that affect our lives in his thirty years on television. As a journalist, Dan has covered stories across the Bay Area, the country, and the world. Dan reported from Poland on the “March of Living” with Holocaust survivors from the Bay Area, and before that, he reported basic training from Marine Corp at Camp Pendleton in San Diego. Other notable assignments include reporting live from New Hampshire and South Carolina for the state primaries and Iowa for the state caucus.
Dan Ashley Age
Ashley was born on August 29, 1963, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. He is about 56 years old as of 2019. Currently, he resides in Walnut Creek, California, United States. Ashley is an American by nationality and he belongs to white ethnicity.
Dan Ashley Family
In his weekly on-air commentary, ABC7 News anchor Ashley reflects on the history and meaning of the day set aside to honor mothers everywhere. I was extremely close with my mom — we often talked on the phone several times a day — on all kinds of topics. As with my three siblings, our mother was one of our closet friends with whom we all had a deep bond and great relationship. Sadly, after an unexpected and devastating stroke, we lost her in May 2017.
Dan Ashley Wife
Ashley is a married man. He has been married for over 25 years. They have two children together; Parker Ashley and Bennette Ashley.
Dan Ashley Education
Dan is a graduate of the University of North Carolina with degrees in English and Speech Communication.
Dan Ashley Career
Dan began his television career at WTVD, the television station owned by ABC in Durham, North Carolina. He then worked for WCBD-TV, Charleston’s ABC affiliate, where he was an anchor for the weekend and later 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. anchor.
Dan came to ABC7 in 1995 as a weekday at 5:00 p.m. Anchor news and investigative reporter. He has received numerous industry awards, including the prestigious DuPont Columbia Award and the Edward R. Murrow Awards for journalism excellence, as well as numerous Emmy Awards for Best Newscast and Individual Reporting.
Many industry organizations, including Associated Press, United Press International, and the Atlantic City Press Club, recognize Dan’s distinguished work. He has also received awards from the chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in New Jersey and Atlanta.
As an active community member, Dan serves on boards of directors of many worthy organizations including The Bay Area Red Cross, The California Symphony, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), The Contra Costa County Crisis Center, The First Tee, among others. He also hosts the annual “Dan Ashley’s Friends of Camp Concord Golf Tournament,” which raises money to send under-served youth to the summer camp. Dan also created the “Rock the CASA Foundation” non-profit to raise money through an annual concert to benefit the CASA organization among other charities.
Dan Ashley Net Worth
His net worth for 2019 is under review.
Dan Ashley Band
Dan’s major interest lately is music. He is having a blast singing classic and original rock-n-roll at various festivals and events around the Bay Area with his band by the name PUSH.
Bay Area’s top news anchors: Is Dan Ashley No. 1?
A report published in 2017 by Longtime Bay Area media blogger Rich Lieberman showed that Dan Ashley holds the No. 1 spot. Lieberman said that almost, the three-decade veteran has quietly built up tenure as one of the most compelling, steady, and smooth anchors in Bay Area TV News history.” He goes on to write that Ashley is “right up there with some of the great broadcasters — including Dennis Richmond, Dave McElhatton, and the late Pete Wilson.