Dan Shaffer

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

Title: Evening Anchor

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

Two Alabama players finalists for Heisman

Alabama teammates Mac Jones and DeVonta Smith among top four finalists.

Planets align to form 'Christmas Star' in the night sky

The ‘Christmas Star’ is visible in the sky Monday night.

Nonprofit helps Huntsville teacher keep learning hands-on during the pandemic

Free 2 Teach helps local teachers get the school supplies they need at no cost to them.

Here’s what happens if the winner of the presidential race is not decided on Election Day

What happens if the winner of this year's presidential election is not decided the night of Nov. 3?

'She gave so much of herself to everyone': Free 2 Teach development director discusses legacy of Eula Battle

Eula Battle, the wife of Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, passed away Tuesday after a long battle with cancer.

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.

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