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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The city of Plano is following the lead of Dallas and other cities by ordering the closure of all restaurants and bars. Food courts, gyms and movie theaters will also close.
A Plano-based school that helps kids pursue a career in acting, singing, and dancing, is adding students. The head of the NTPA Academy says the skills that students acquire will serve them well on stage, and in life. Dan Godwin has this Fox4ward.
Nothing says "Texas" quite like saddling up, and going for a ride. In this Fox4ward, Dan Godwin sits down with the owner of a horse farm east of Dallas, where they train champions, but also cater to beginners.
Nothing says Texas quite like saddling up, and going for a ride. And the great thing is, equestrian skills can be picked up at ANY age. In this Fox4ward, Dan Godwin sits down with the owner of a horse farm east of Dallas, where they train champions, but also cater to beginners.
One of the most important and influential artists in America today is bringing his work to North Texas. Mark Bradford’s intriguing abstract murals will be on display at The Modern in Fort Worth starting on Sunday.
The pregame ritual, which usually involves Mavs players and VIPs or young children, has been indefinitely halted.
A run-off will decide which Democrat will challenge Republican U.S. Senator John Cornyn in November.
Long lines were a common theme for voters in the Democratic primary on Tuesday in North Texas’ two most populous counties – Dallas and Tarrant.
An effort is underway in the southern part of Dallas, aimed at lifting people out of poverty, and giving families hope for a better future. In this Fox4ward, Dan Godwin takes a closer look at the Advance Community Fund.
A U.S. Marine Sgt. in Plano is heading up a national organization, aimed at helping his fellow vets succeed in business. Some very valuable services are provided free of charge, for those who've worn their country's uniform. Dan Godwin takes a look, in this Fox4ward.