Dan Godwin

Dan Godwin

Reporter/Anchor

As a kid, I probably watched too much television. But all that time in front of the tube did yield at least one benefit: It helped me figure out what to do for a living!

I've always considered myself lucky that I'm allowed to tell stories using pictures, sound, and whatever creativity I can muster. And I'm especially thankful that back in 2000, my career path led me to North Texas, and Fox4.

If you get up early, you can see me reporting for the Good Day show, both hard news and features.   The variety of assignments I get definitely keeps the job interesting.   I also serve as anchor on Fox4 News at Noon, and Sunday nights, I do an interview segment called "Fox4ward".

I grew up in Southern California, in a town called Calabasas. I spent a lot of summer days at nearby Zuma Beach, not actually surfing, but hoping to give that impression.

I developed an interest in mass media early on, and figured UCLA would be the right place to go to college. It was a great experience, and after graduating, I eventually took a job as a weekend cameraman at a station in Santa Maria, California. (That's about an hour north of Santa Barbara.)  It was there I picked up the basics of electronic news gathering, eventually becoming a reporter and weekend anchor.

In 1992, I took a job in Fresno, in the heart of California's vast Central Valley, and stuck around there until landing my current job at Fox 4. I was instantly impressed by this station's commitment to news, and the caliber of the people who work here.

The icing on the cake:   A few years back, I met a wonderful woman named Kimberly, at an event in Downtown Dallas.    And to my eternal good fortune, we ended up getting married!   So there's no doubt, North Texas for me has been a fantastic place, both personally and professionally.

If you ever want to drop me a note, here's a great way to reach me:  dan.godwin@foxtv.com.

The latest from Dan Godwin

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Fox4ward: New Movie Salutes Legendary Texas Team

A major motion picture is being produced in Fort Worth, and it explores an inspiring chapter, in the history of Texas sports The film tells the story of a group of poor, orphaned boys, and their extraordinary coach, who beat the odds, and became a football powerhouse. Dan Godwin has this week's Fox4ward.

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Fox4ward: Changing Ourselves For the Better

If we're honest, almost all of us have certain habits, traits, or qualities that we'd like to change. But at some point in life, many of us conclude that altering who we are, is just not in the cards. But an SMU researcher is finding out that changing ourselves for the better, is well within our reach. Dan Godwin has this Fox4ward.

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Fox4ward: F.W. Haunted House Sets Records

For tens of thousands of people in North Texas, it's a Halloween tradition not to be missed. The Cutting Edge Haunted House is once again scaring the wits out of visitors, as it has been for nearly 30 years. Dan Godwin takes a look, in this Fox4ward.

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Fox4ward: Meat-Free Making Its Mark in Fast Food

The latest big trend at quick-serve restaurants these days: Offering customers alternatives to meat. McDonald's is testing out a plant-based patty, Burger King has the "Impossible Whopper", and a Texas favorite is expanding its menu as well. Dan Godwin has this Fox4ward.

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Fox4ward: New Film Profiles Jazz Legend

He's one of the giants of American music, who transformed jazz more than once. The new documentary is called "Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool", and Dan Godwin takes a look, in this Fox4ward.

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Fox4ward: Finding Success at the State Fair

Being a food vendor at the State Fair of Texas can be a very lucrative venture, if you know all the "in's and out's" And the fair is trying to make sure all of its new concessionaires have the knowledge and skills they need, to find success at the annual event. Dan Godwin takes a look, in this Fox4ward.