Dan Ashley is anchor of ABC7 News at 6 & 11 p.m. and ABC7 News at 9 p.m. on Your TV20, weekdays. He is joined by Sandhya Patel and Larry Beil who report weather and sports news, respectively.
Most recently, Ashley reported from Poland on the "March of the Living" with Bay Area holocaust survivors, and before that, reported from Marine Corp basic training at Camp Pendleton in San Diego.
Other notable assignments include reporting live from New Hampshire and South Carolina for the state primaries and from Iowa for the state's caucus.
Ashley came to ABC7 in 1995 as the weekday 5:00 p.m. news anchor and investigative reporter. He has received a number of awards, including two awards from the Radio Television News Directors Association of Northern California (RTNDA) for Best Newscast, 60 Minutes and Best Newscast, 30 Minutes. In 1996, ABC7 News at 6:00 p.m. won an Emmy for the most outstanding single news broadcast in a large market.
Ashley began his television career at WTVD, the ABC owned television station in Durham, North Carolina. He then worked for WCBD-TV, the ABC affiliate in Charleston, where he was weekend anchor and later the 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. anchor.
During his news tenure in Charleston, Ashley also won the prestigious DuPont Columbia Award and the Edward R. Murrow Award.
Ashley's distinguished work is recognized by many industry organizations, including Associated Press, United Press International, and the Press Club of Atlantic City. He has also received awards from the New Jersey and Atlanta chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Ashley is a graduate of the University of North Carolina with degrees in English and Speech Communication.