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Dan Shaffer

Dan Shaffer anchors the 4p, 5p, 6p, and 10p shows at WAAY.

Title: Anchor & Reporter

Dan’s broadcast career began in radio in the 1980s in Orlando, Florida even before he graduated from the University of Central Florida. After a few years Dan made the jump to television at the CBS affiliate. He handled the weekend weather duties and reported on the people and places of Central Florida. In 1996, he made the move down I-4 to the ABC station in Tampa to continue bringing viewers award-winning reports from their neighborhood. Shortly after Hurricane Irma damaged his home in Tampa,
Dan began work at WAAY TV in September 2017. An admitted science nerd, the Rocket City is right up Dan’s alley. His love for the space program began in childhood. Living in Florida, Dan had a front row seat to watch the growing space program. In 1969, (he was six), Dan’s dad packed up the family and traveled from Ft. Lauderdale to Cocoa Beach to watch the Apollo 11 moon launch! Years later (1981) as a young adult, he drove himself to the same place to watch the first space shuttle launch.
Dan couldn't be more thrilled to be living and working in the beautiful Tennessee Valley. Dan and his wife spend their weekends exploring Huntsville and enjoying the mountain views in North Alabama.

Recent Posts by Dan Shaffer

Student at Fayetteville High School tests positive for coronavirus

Fayetteville City Schools confirmed a case of coronavirus at Fayetteville High School. Contact tracing has been completed.

Fatal shooting under investigation in Limestone County

Limestone County deputies are investigating a deadly shooting.

North Alabama farmers, scientists working to save cotton’s future

Scientists in Huntsville are ready to teach this old plant some new tricks.

Huntsville World War II hero shares life as black soldier who fought for America in segregation

He is one of the few surviving “Buffalo Soldiers” still left to tell their stories..

How safe is your vote in Alabama?

It is the cornerstone of our democracy, our most sacred right as citizens of this country - your right to vote.

Alabama shoppers hungry for repeal of Grocery Tax

It’s not something you think about every day, but your daily bread costs you a little more in the state of Alabama than in almost every other state in the country.

Huntsville City Schools selects Jim Brumley as CFO

Brumley was the acting interim CFO after the resignation of Tina Hancock and Bob Hagood.

Bladder cancer diagnosis brings fear, but hope, health abound

Bladder cancer is the sixth most common cancer in America.

'I know the truth:’ Dana Fletcher’s family breaks silence, calls for body camera footage release

"Thank you all for your support. We appreciate you standing behind our family," said Shayla Fletcher, Dana Fletcher’s sister.

Coroner: Man killed in Lawrence County shooting

A man was found shot to death at a home on CR 236 in Moulton

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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 136055

Reported Deaths: 2364
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Jefferson19833350
Mobile13471292
Montgomery8865184
Tuscaloosa8744118
Madison797878
Shelby604349
Lee594560
Baldwin558850
Marshall396743
Calhoun354844
Etowah354045
Morgan332728
Houston293521
Elmore269148
DeKalb243521
St. Clair234036
Walker233084
Talladega217729
Limestone213520
Cullman191120
Dallas179326
Franklin179029
Autauga178525
Russell17653
Lauderdale174033
Colbert167526
Blount161815
Escambia161424
Chilton159330
Jackson158911
Covington140327
Dale139944
Coffee13656
Pike120510
Chambers117242
Tallapoosa116685
Clarke110416
Marion97129
Butler91439
Barbour8867
Winston74512
Marengo72620
Pickens66814
Randolph66013
Bibb65710
Lowndes65727
Hale64928
Geneva6384
Lawrence62823
Cherokee61413
Bullock60714
Clay5928
Monroe5908
Washington56113
Crenshaw54232
Perry5426
Conecuh53711
Wilcox53211
Henry5085
Macon48318
Fayette4678
Sumter43819
Cleburne3895
Lamar3772
Choctaw35112
Greene30315
Coosa1723
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Tennessee Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 193732

Reported Deaths: 2389
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Shelby31034460
Davidson26685307
Hamilton956495
Knox955080
Rutherford940890
Williamson534136
Sumner488398
Wilson353845
Putnam335541
Montgomery312344
Unassigned30476
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Bradley296717
Madison294364
Sevier264715
Blount254824
Maury242024
Washington233736
Robertson223135
Sullivan222033
Hamblen194326
Tipton183619
Gibson171323
Trousdale16687
Hardeman158326
Wayne15025
Dyer140314
Bedford137017
Dickson127715
Coffee125513
Cumberland121718
Weakley121219
Fayette120619
Anderson120213
Obion120011
Henderson119124
Loudon11906
Carter117928
Greene116644
McMinn115025
Jefferson113414
Warren10787
Lawrence107713
Macon106821
Monroe105818
Hardin105216
Lauderdale99516
Haywood99221
Franklin98910
Lake9252
McNairy91818
Roane9096
Carroll90520
Bledsoe8624
Rhea85013
White8499
Hawkins82318
Cheatham81910
Marshall7805
Overton7666
Cocke75310
Smith73411
Johnson7292
Chester64610
Giles63717
Henry6289
Lincoln6281
Hickman5998
DeKalb57214
Crockett54419
Marion5388
Decatur5317
Fentress5273
Campbell4564
Claiborne4425
Polk40610
Grainger3863
Union3712
Benton3399
Jackson3325
Morgan3213
Grundy3126
Cannon2950
Unicoi2881
Humphreys2633
Sequatchie2421
Clay2345
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