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

  • Jim Cox retires from SE Guilford

    Posted on: 5:46 pm, January 31, 2013, by , updated on: 09:25am, February 1, 2013

    GUILFORD CO., N.C. — Jim Cox is a coaching legend at Southeast Guilford High School. He’s coached wrestling there for...
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  • Local Ravens fan heading to Super Bowl

    Posted on: 6:03 pm, January 30, 2013, by , updated on: 06:38pm, January 30, 2013

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — The Super Bowl Game on Sunday is a sellout, with average price of tickets topping more...
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  • Fox8 Fit: Tracking Kelly Mason’s weight loss journey

    Posted on: 6:09 pm, January 24, 2013, by

    Danny Harden catches up with Kelly Mason, a local woman we have been following during her weight loss journey. If...
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  • Future Tar Heel star of MLK Classic

    Posted on: 5:59 pm, January 21, 2013, by

    OXFORD, N.C. — His name is Isaiah Hicks, a 6 foot 9 inch senior at Oxford Webb High School. He...
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  • Eastern Alamance 50 year reunion

    Posted on: 6:11 pm, January 17, 2013, by

    MEBANE, N.C. — Eastern Alamance High School celebrated it’s 50th birthday in a big way during the football season, and...
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  • Fox8 Fit: Treadmill desk in action

    Posted on: 6:02 pm, January 16, 2013, by

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — As a college professor in the Exercise Science Department at High Point University, Dan Tarara is...
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  • Leach leads undefeated Southwest Guilford basketball

    Posted on: 5:57 pm, January 15, 2013, by

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — The Southwest Guilford boys basketball team is off to an amazing 14-0 start. A surprise to...
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  • Connell Maynor leads WSSU into the Division Two playoffs

    Posted on: 11:28 pm, November 15, 2012, by and

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Coach Connell Maynor is leading Winston-Salem State into the Division Two playoffs. His Rams faced some big...
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  • Cheering from the Chair: Davidson County cheerleader walks

    Posted on: 6:11 pm, November 13, 2012, by and , updated on: 11:03pm, November 13, 2012

    North Davidson High School student Melanie Pell has been a cheerleader since she was 7-years-old. But after a devastating car...
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    Davidson County cheerleader walks (WGHP)
  • FOX8 Fit: Zombie Run

    Posted on: 4:12 pm, November 7, 2012, by , updated on: 05:59pm, November 7, 2012

    Running for miles on a treadmill is a great way to get into shape, but it’s not all that fun....
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    Zombie Run (WGHP)
  • McMichael High School brings home singles tennis title

    Posted on: 6:03 pm, November 1, 2012, by

    As the Grimsley girls prepare to play for the state’s team tennis tittle this weekend, a local student from McMichael...
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  • The Archdale Trinity Panthers

    Posted on: 6:50 pm, October 30, 2012, by , updated on: 06:54pm, October 30, 2012

    Every weekend football takes over — high school games are on Fridays, college on Saturday, followed by the NFL on...
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    Archdale Trinity Panthers (WGHP)