Danny Harnden

Sports Anchor

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

  • John Isner charity event raises money for Lineberger Cancer Center

    Posted on: 6:05 pm, December 9, 2013, by

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — John Isner still remembers that phone call from his mom that rocked his world during his freshman...
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  • Power lifting team of special needs adults

    Posted on: 9:12 pm, November 19, 2013, by

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — There is an interesting, inspiring thing going on over at the Al Lowe Boxing Gym in Greensboro....
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  • Talking racing with Sprint Cup champ Brad Keselowski

    Posted on: 6:58 pm, May 14, 2013, by

    The Charlotte Motor Speedway will be busy the next two weekends with the All-Star Race and Coca-Cola 600. Danny Harden...
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  • Bright future for HPU Women’s Lacrosse

    Posted on: 6:49 pm, May 8, 2013, by

    HIGH POINT, N.C.– High Point University started a women’s Lacrosse team three years ago, and things have fallen back into...
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  • ECU Pirates arrive in Greensboro

    Posted on: 6:14 pm, May 7, 2013, by

    GREENSBORO, N.C.– We can color the Piedmont purple tonight! The Koury Convention Center in Greensboro will be filled with East...
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  • FOX8 Fit: Greensboro man breaks world record for a good cause

    Posted on: 6:28 pm, May 1, 2013, by

    Many people start to freak out when their 50th birthday approaches. Joey Motsay of Greensboro decided to celebrate by breaking...
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  • FOX8 Fit: Trampoline Class

    Posted on: 6:09 pm, April 23, 2013, by , updated on: 06:13pm, April 23, 2013

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.– The fitness community has done it again! They’ve come up with another class that’s so much fun, you...
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  • FOX8 Fit: Club Zumba

    Posted on: 6:06 pm, April 17, 2013, by

    Many fitness enthusiasts turn out  Level5 Fitness’s “Burn and Glow”–a class that combines the Zumba craze with a dance club-like...
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  • Ragsdale baseball team cuts their hair for cancer

    Posted on: 5:51 pm, April 16, 2013, by , updated on: 06:00pm, April 16, 2013

    JAMESTOWN, N.C. — Hair is very important to a high school kid, but some baseball players from Ragsdale High had...
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  • Keenan Allen’s Pro Day

    Posted on: 5:44 pm, April 9, 2013, by

    GREENSBORO, N.C.–Pro Day is one of the most important days for potential professional football players–it’s their workout before NFL scouts...
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  • WSSU football gets back to work

    Posted on: 6:01 pm, April 1, 2013, by

    What do you do if you’re the Winston-Salem State Football team and you’re coming off the best season in the...
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  • Greensboro hockey team heads to national championship

    Posted on: 5:59 pm, March 29, 2013, by

    A group of local high school students are taking a trip to the Detroit to area to play in a...
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