I can’t think of a more “real person” to ask about Thanksgiving than Dale Hansen…

I first ran into Dale when he was covering the Colonial golf tournament in Ft. Worth years ago. I remember thinking “he’s a really tall guy!” Dale is an imposing figure in more ways than one. I’ve always admired his work.

Dale has been the Sports Director and sports anchor for the 6 & 10 o’clock news on WFAA-TV since 1983. He works a lot of holidays, but he still celebrates Thanksgiving, with his family and friends.

Dale, what are you especially thankful for this holiday season?

I’m thankful for every day that I’m above ground…thankful that I can still laugh at almost anything   –    good and bad   –   and thankful that I have friends and family who make me happy and proud, they let me be a part of their life.

What’s your favorite part of the Thanksgiving dinner?

Chili. I don’t like turkey, so for 30 years or so my wife fixes chili for Thanksgiving. And it is outstanding.

I do like the creamed corn my mom used to serve but that’s about it.

So it’s chili every year and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Can I come??

There’s plenty for everyone. Come on

I make a mean guacamole, Dale.

 

 

Thank you Dale, for your time,

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In 2011, Dale used his Thank God for Kids” segment that airs on the Sunday of the week before Christmas to tell viewers he was a victim of sexual abuse as a child, in hopes others would come forward.

Dale is active today in the efforts against domestic violence and sexual abuse.