Hi! You've clicked the personal bio of sportscaster Dan Hoard. That's me (donations to my hair-restoration fund are accepted).
Allow me to answer your first question: I am not related to former Sports Director Greg Hoard. If you are among the millions of people over the past several years who have either called me Greg or asked how my brother is doing, don't worry. I like Greg and don't mind being confused for him or mistakenly related to him. If you are really wondering how my brother is doing, he's fine (his name is Marc and he lives in South Carolina).
I started working at FOX19 in November of 1995 and my responsibilities have grown over the years. In addition to anchoring sportscasts and the University of Cincinnati coaches' shows, I am the radio play-by-play voice of UC basketball and football on WLW radio.
I also co-host the Reds pregame show on Fox Sports Net. I've also been very fortunate over the past several years to sub on radio and television broadcasts for the Cincinnati Reds and New York Mets. It's busy, but I love every minute of it.
I grew up in Lakewood, New York, a small town on the southwest tip of New York State and attended Syracuse University. A month before graduation I was hired as a minor league baseball announcer for the Syracuse Chiefs of the International League (Toronto Blue Jays affiliate). I spent several years in radio as the Sports Director at WSYR-AM, before getting into TV at WTVH-5, the CBS affiliate in Syracuse (for you trivia buffs, the person most responsible for hiring me was Mike Tirico of ESPN fame).
My ultimate ambition is to broadcast major league baseball, so if you own one of the 30 teams, please e-mail me with any openings. If you aren't a MLB owner, I welcome your comments, suggestions, and criticisms. Thanks for surfing my page.