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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

Best-selling Huntsville author Homer Hickam wishes Inspiration 4 crew 'good luck' with T-Rex poop

Hickam, author of "Rocket Boys," shares his excitement for civilian space travel and says two of the four crew members are Space Camp alums.

US military conducts airstrike against ISIS-K planner

The airstrike comes in retaliation for a devastating suicide bombing claimed by the group that killed as many as 169 Afghans and 13 American service members at the Kabul airport Thursday.

Decatur police identify pedestrian killed by train

Decatur Police say a person was struck by a train shortly before 7pm Tuesday evening.

Free2Teach enters its second decade having given out $8 million in school supplies

Free2Teach is a non-profit that lets teachers stock their classrooms with basic supplies at no cost to them.

Winning bidder pays whopping $28 million for rocket ride with Jeff Bezos

Blue Origin auctioned off a seat on its first manned launch of the New Shephard rocket. The name of the winner will be revealed at a later date.

Local civil rights group demands DOJ investigation of Huntsville Police Department

The Rosa Parks Committee sent a letter to the DOJ Wednesday.

‘I got to watch my parents go into heaven:’ Teen finds purpose in loss in April 27, 2011, tornadoes

'I think my main reason – the higher purpose of me surviving – is that I have a message,'

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.

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