Born and raised near Winchester, Dan quickly became an accomplished sportsman and eventually focused on tennis. After a successful junior career he accepted a tennis scholarship to the University of Tennessee where he studied International Business and graduated with high honours.
After 2 years coaching tennis in London, Dan started to play professionally. He traveled extensively and maintained singles and doubles world rankings for 3 years and was ranked in the top 18 in the UK.
Having brought his playing career to an end, he combined coaching with modelling back in London. Dan spent time working in management and PR before embarking on a career in TV in 2001.
Starting at a local cable station, Dan assisted the sports producer and was soon asked if he wanted to host a midweek sports show. That’s where his presenting career began. Several shifts at Channel 5 News followed before being offered a contract at Sky thanks to a successful screen test. Dan presented on Sky News, Sky Sports News, Sky Poker and various Sky Sports shows for 8 years, clocking up well over 6000 hours of live broadcasting experience in studios and on outside broadcasts.
Dan left Sky in 2009 and was offered the newly created sports presenter role at GMTV at the beginning of 2010.
He was retained as Sports Editor on Daybreak and soon established himself as the regular stand-in anchor on the sofa as well as delivering regular adventure and lifestyle features. Dan became the main presenter in early December 2011.
Away from the sofa Dan appeared as a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing in 2011. His other television credits include Loose Women, The Alan Titchmarsh Show, It Takes Two, Ad of the Year, Britain’s Secret Treasures and The Chase Celebrity Special. Dan has also presented numerous shows on TalkRadio in the UK and has established himself as a popular corporate host working with the likes of Virgin, Barclays ATP Tour Finals, Vodafone and Willis.
Since leaving Daybreak in late 2012 and taking a well earned break, Dan has been combining voiceover and corporate work with radio presenting while developing ideas in broadcast and media content.