Dan Roan is currently the weekday sports anchor on WGN News at Nine. He also hosts “Instant Replay,” WGN’s expanded look at weekend sports, Sundays at 9:40PM CT. Dan joined the WGN-TV sports staff in February 1984.
Previously, he was the weekend sports anchor and weekday sports reporter until May 1987, when he was promoted to his current position.
Dan began his career in 1977 at WCIA-TV in Champaign, where he was a sports director for seven years.
Dan has worn many hats at WGN. He has hosted and co-produced pregame and halftime shows for WGN’s NBA and Major League Baseball telecasts. He is also substitute play-by-play announcer for WGN’s Bulls, Cubs, and White Sox games. In addition, he was the lead announcer for the station’s telecasts of DePaul University basketball. Dan also worked play-by-play on the station’s Notre Dame football telecasts in 1988, when the fighting Irish won a national championship. With the addition of the Chicago Blackhawks to WGN’s programming schedule, Dan is also hosting between-periods segments during hockey telecasts.
Dan has been recognized during his time at WGN, winning multiple Emmy awards for his work as host, producer, reporter and play-by-play announcer. In 1994, he won three Emmys for sports-related programming.
A native of Keokuk, Iowa, Dan graduated from Illinois State University in 1976