Dan Anderson is a former newswriter, photographer, features writer, and columnist. A
seasoned news professional, he has more than seven years' experience covering a
diverse array of Oklahoma's regional events, from high-profile crime to politics
and general interest topics. He has been honored with multiple awards from the
Associated Press in the Carl Rogan Memorial News Excellence Competition. In
2001, he placed third for graphics and illustration as well as spot news
reporting and also received an honorable mention for investigative reporting. In
2003, he placed first for the spot news photo division. Anderson was awarded the
Oklahoma Press Association Annual Award in 2004, placing first in the
newswriting event category.
Anderson studied business at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Miami, Oklahoma. In
Tulsa, Oklahoma, he studied history from Tulsa Community College. Before his
journalistic career, Mr. Anderson served as a private security firm director,
reserve police officer, private investigator, and remodeling contractor. He has
also been a Methodist lay youth director and home-improvement salesman.
Reluctant to call himself an expert on any topic, Anderson sums up his
wide-ranging career with the comment, “I always learned and I was never bored.”
While he considers reporting to be one of the most rewarding careers he has experienced,
Anderson has moved on and now resides in Katy, Texas, with his wife, Julie. He
finds time for reading, photography, hiking, trekking, golfing, and swimming. He
continues to write about historical characters of the Old West.