Dale Gets His Due

Any regular reader of FTVLive knows that we are a big fan of WFAA (Dallas) Sports anchor Dale Hansen.

Hansen says things in his commentaries so well, that we wish we could do so half as well.

Well the RTDNA is now giving Dale his due.

Hansen will receive the Radio Television Digital News Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award, which will be presented March 13 at the 29th Annual First Amendment Awards in Washington.

The awards “will honor a distinguished group of journalists that exemplify responsible journalism and who practice their constitutionally guaranteed duty to see and report the truth,” according to the RTDNF website.

“Dale Hansen is nothing less than a Texas institution,” Dave Lougee, president and CEO of TEGNA, Channel 8’s parent company, says in a quote on Hansen’s RTNDF bio page. “His excellence in reporting and straight-shooting commentaries have made indelible marks on our industry and our nation’s civic discourse.”

Past recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award include Robin Roberts of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” NBC newsman Tom Brokaw, CBS/NPR journalist Bob Simon and CBS commentator Andy Rooney.

H/T Star Telegram