Contact: Danny.Harnden@wghp.com

Danny Harnden returned to the east coast in 2001 after “wandering in the desert” for 20 years. Born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia as the youngest of six kids, Danny went west to attend Arizona State University in the fall of 1982. He played one year of J.V. baseball for the Sun Devils before becoming “Sparky” the ASU mascot for two years.

After graduation Danny got his first TV job moving down to cover ASU’s rival, the Arizona Wildcats in Tucson. He was lucky enough to attend 3 Final Fours with the Cats including their incredible run to the 1997 National Championship. Danny stayed at KVOA-TV for 15 years before accepting the job here at FOX8.

Danny met his wife Sandy in May of 1994 at a Phoenix Suns/Houston Rockets playoff game. The sports guy from Tucson and the news producer from Phoenix hit it off and got engaged 6 weeks after their first date and were married in six months. Danny and Sandy have two children Jeffrey and Kelliann. Danny enjoys chicken wings, homemade chocolate chip cookies, Diet Coke, wide fairways, tennis, the sound of a “swish”, talking to community groups, attending Westover Church and hanging out with his family.


Recent Articles
  • Jujimufu visits Triad for Mass Strength Spectacular

    The power lifting community is hoping to change it’s image of the sport by showing it’s “fun” side. A number of well-known strongmen came to the Triad to show their skills and spread that fun to men, women and kids. The Mash Strength Spectacular was a huge success.

  • Cheer team for local children with special needs working to go to World Championships at Disney World

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — It’s a cheerleading team that will most certainly have you cheering for them. They’re called Teal Inspire, and oh, do they inspire everyone who watches them perform! These 15 cheerleaders have special needs and they are working hard to try and make it to the World Championships at Disney World. This squad was started by Greensboro’s Emma McGeachy and she’s helped out by 30 cheer volunteers.

  • Local woman has lost nearly 300 pounds

    “I never thought I’d lose 20 pounds let alone 278 pounds”. Those words coming from Piedmont Triad resident Miranda Harris who continues working hard to create a “New Miranda”. When her weight topped out at around 675 pounds a few years ago, Miranda had had enough so she started exercising, eating heathlier and she says her motivation comes from her two nieces and nephews. “I want them to remember me but ‘Auntie Ran’ was able to take me this place […]

  • Olympic swimmer teaches kids with autism at Greensboro Aquatic Center

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Dion Dreesens has been on some big stages — representing his home country of the Netherlands at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. ​But Dreesens will never forget this day at the Greensboro Aquatic Center where he took part in the third annual Swim Day. He gave swim lessons to area children with autism. “I’ve helped various people with swimming lessons or becoming comfortable in the water,” Dreesens said. “But this is the first time to me with […]

  • Stunts run in the family for the Warrens

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The family that does crazy scary stunts together stays together. The Warren family travels the country putting on their exciting stunt show at race tracks like Bowman Gray Stadium. Randy Warren drives his truck on two wheels, his daughter Stacy gets out and does a headstand while grandson Randy does the two-wheel thing too. Randy has been a stuntman for over 30 years. Randy says, “Everybody says you’re not going to be able to balance a truck, […]

  • Cal Ripken World Series underway in Clemmons

    CLEMMONS, N.C. — They don’t play baseball for a big contract or the fame. These 12-year-olds play this game to have fun. Clemmons is hosting the Cal Ripken World Series and these kids can really play. The host team Southwest Blue and their second baseman Parker Lowe thinks they can win it all. “We have home run hitters, we have fast people, we have all the assets to make a good team and we have a girl and she’s good […]

  • Triad BMX riders ready for World Championships in South Carolina

    We have a couple of great BMX tracks here in the Piedmont Triad. This sport is getting so big, especially after it became an Olympic sport in 2008. The BMX World Championships are coming to Rock Hill, South Carolina, and a number of local riders will be there including 12-year-old Winston-Salem native Wesley Haggstrom. “I was pretty excited,” Wesley said. “I was like, yes, this is the biggest event I’ll ever be in unless I go to the Olympics or […]

  • North Davidson softball wins state championship for coach battling cancer

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — On Saturday, the North Davidson High School softball team won the state championship. But the thing that everyone’s talking about is the “story behind the story.” The team wanted to win it for their head coach Mike Lambros, who is in a battle for his life. Lambros never wanted it to be about himself and his battle with stage-four pancreatic cancer, but the guy who has led the North Davidson softball program for 38 years didn’t have […]

  • High Point Central track star running for more state championships

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — The fast lane is the where you’ll find High Point Central’s Tamara Clark. She’s already captured multiple state championships and this weekend she’d love to finish in style. “I’m trying to win [state championships] in the 100 and 200 and try to break my records too,” Clark said. She’s a star in the 100 and 200 meters but also loves the team aspect of Central’s incredible 4×100 team. In a few months, Clark will take her talents […]

  • Local man credits fitness plan for saving his life

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Many people will tell you that being dedicated to working out can change your life. Kernernsville’s Tim Dumont will tell you his new fitness plan “saved” his life. “Close to two years ago we had some tragic events in our lives,” he said. “Me and my wife both had nervous breakdowns and as a result to that I turned to alcohol as a coping mechanism became a severe alcoholic. “I’ve tried everything I could to quit drinking […]

  • Kernersville teen makes incredible comeback after horrific car wreck

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. – It’s an incredible comeback story. Just five weeks after clinging to life after a horrible car accident, 17-year-old Kernersville resident Jeffrey Branch is back in the gym doing what he loves, shooting hoops. His father, Allen Branch, owner of Fitness One Training Systems, was shocked when he saw his son in the hospital on June 14th. “When we walked in it was full neck brace, breathing tube completely unresponsive and it wasn’t a pretty sight,” he said. […]

  • Piedmont man continues passion of running despite losing leg, most of eyesight

    What do you do when life keeps throwing trials and tribulations at you and it seems like it’s never going to stop? Well, if you’re Triad resident Dawson Hart, you keep smiling and you keep on going. Danny Harnden has his inspirational story.