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Spokane and KHQ have been Dan's home since 1985!

Dan Kleckner makes up part of the KHQ main anchor team, along with Stephanie Vigil.

Dan has asked the tough questions of political, business and other leaders & newsmakers over the years as part of the KHQ "6 Questions" series. Dan says, "it seems every year that goes by, I get to add to the incredible list of people I have had the chance to meet…from sports icons Hank Aaron and Jack Nicklaus to fellow broadcast journalists Tom Brokaw and Brian Williams."

Dan's role at KHQ has evolved over the years – from Sports Director to Morning News Anchor, Evening News Anchor and now a new segment called Connect with Kleck in which Dan addresses viewer's questions, concerns, comments and story ideas.

Dan's love of sports goes beyond his 12 years as KHQ Sports Director. As an Emmy-award winning Sports Anchor, Dan's sports career highlights include: Traveling with the Gonzaga Bulldogs when the Zags made their first NCAA appearance in 1995, carrying the Olympic Torch as the flame made its way across the country to Atlanta in 1996, and meeting his boyhood idol, Chicago Bears Hall-of-Famer Gale Sayers for a 6 Questions Interview.

Growing up in Chicago, Dan couldn't help but be a Bears and Cubs fan (Dan's apologies to the White Sox) even though Windy City fans didn't always get to enjoy many victories. It was there Dan was "hooked" on being a "sports guy." Dan's favorite sport has always been football and he's proud to say, "I'm probably the slowest defensive back to ever play college football (at the University of Redlands)!"

Dan enjoys giving his time to Special Olympics, SIDS Foundation and Catholic Charities. He loves spending time with his wife Donna and his 3 children. Dan also loves to play golf at the incredible courses in our area, but is "still waiting for that hole-in-one!"

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  • Dan Kleckner

    Dan Kleckner

    Spokane and KHQ have been Dan's home since 1985.  Dan says, "it seems every year that goes by, I get to add to the incredible list of people I have had the chance to meet...">>
    Spokane and KHQ have been Dan's home since 1985.  Dan says, "it seems every year that goes by, I get to add to the incredible list of people I have had the chance to meet...">>
  • Shelly Monahan

    Shelly Monahan

    Shelly Monahan joined the KHQ news team in 2000. Shelly started her career and is still widely known as Sunshine Shelly>>
    Shelly Monahan joined the KHQ news team in 2000. Shelly started her career and is still widely known as Sunshine Shelly>>
  • Sean Owsley

    Sean Owsley

    During his time at KHQ Sean has covered major stories that have shaped our area.>>
    During his time at KHQ Sean has covered major stories that have shaped our area.>>
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  • Kalae Chock

    Kalae Chock

    Katie loves telling stories. Nothing brings her more joy than to come into someone's life and sharing their stories with others.>>
    Kalae is excited to be part of Spokane's #1 morning show with Sean Owsley and Shelly Monahan, as KHQ's crime tracker reporter.  She also anchors the KHQ Saturday morning show with Alex Rozier.

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  • Blake Jensen

    Blake Jensen

    Blake is a Washington native and graduated from Washington State University in 2009.>>
    Blake is a Washington native and graduated from Washington State University in 2009.>>
  • Lindsay Nadrich

    Lindsay Nadrich

    Before joining KHQ in August of 2012, Lindsay was a production associate in the long form department at CNBC.>>
    Before joining KHQ in August of 2012, Lindsay was a production associate in the long form department at CNBC>>
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  • Dave Law

    Dave Law

    Dave Law's 25 years of forecasting experience has taken him around the world a time or two.>>
    Dave Law's 25 years of forecasting experience has taken him around the world a time or two.>>
  • Leslie Lowe

    Leslie Lowe

    Leslie Lowe is our weekday evening forecaster for KHQ Local News.  In addition, she can be seen forecasting the weather on SWX.>>
    Leslie Lowe is our weekday evening forecaster for KHQ Local News.  In addition, she can be seen forecasting the weather on SWX.>>
  • Blake Jensen

    Blake Jensen

    Blake is a Washington native and graduated from Washington State University in 2009.>>
    Blake is a Washington native and graduated from Washington State University in 2009.>>
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    John Collett

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    John Collett joined the KHQ and SWX sports team in August of 2012 as an Anchor/Reporter.
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  • Sam Adams

    Sam Adams

    Sam Adams is the senior sports anchor at KHQ-TV and has helped to launch SWX, Spokane's first and only all-sports and weather channel.>>
    Sam Adams is the senior sports anchor at KHQ-TV and has helped to launch SWX, Spokane's first and only all-sports and weather channel.>>
  • Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers

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    In February of 2009, Matt's position at KHQ evolved when he was offered the opportunity to cover Sports.>>
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