Daniel Wiggins

The Life of Daniel Wiggins

Daniel Wiggins was an amazingly gifted individual who dedicated much of his time and talent to youth programs and events in his local area, from Bible School to youth retreats.

Wiggins joined WKYC in 2013 as a morning traffic reporter, having served previously as producer and correspondent for The Regina Brett Show on 89.7 WKSU – northeast Ohio’s regional NPR affiliate station.

Early Life and Education

Danielle Wiggins had an early passion for TV news; she and her brother would stay up late every Friday night to watch Romona Robinson’s 10 p.m. newscast on Channel 43.

Depression nearly derailed her dreams, yet she persisted and graduated from college. Soon thereafter she discovered she had an aptitude for telling stories through television production.

Her warm and unassuming personality comes across on camera beautifully. As co-host and producer for 3News morning show and rising segment producer, she regularly tells inspiring stories of those who have overcome obstacles to help others do the same. Her subjects trust her with telling their tales, and she never disappoints; thus earning regional Emmy and Salute to Excellence awards for her efforts.

Professional Career

He has extensive experience in corporate finance and accounting, such as advising companies on optimizing cash flow, performance improvements, contingency planning, insolvency proceedings and out-of-court restructurings. Furthermore, he regularly provides advice to lenders and equity participants for collateral valuations and compliance matters.

Dan was an integral member of his community, coaching and mentoring young athletes throughout Burke County. He served as a deacon at First Baptist Waynesboro and helped create Upward Sports Ministry – which has reached hundreds of Burke County children over time.

David currently anchors WKYC’s Tuesday through Saturday editions of GO! and reports traffic, breaking news and produces the weekly Rise segments. Throughout his career he has won multiple awards such as regional Emmys and a Salute to Excellence Award from the National Association of Black Journalists.

Achievement and Honors

Dan Wiggins was an active and dedicated member and past deacon at First Baptist Church Waynesboro for decades, where he played an essential role in children and youth ministry – from Bible School to youth retreats he served hundreds of Burke County’s youngsters over time.

He has served as coordinator of Upward Sports program from its inception, while playing an instrumental role in ensuring the success of Burke County Middle School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams this season, earning him Coastal Region Coach of the Year honors.

Following his stellar high school and college careers, Wiggins was chosen by Minnesota Timberwolves with the first overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft. He quickly established a reputation as one of the most exciting players in the league while quickly becoming a fan favorite due to his athleticism and fan appeal.

Personal Life

Daniel Wiggins has shown great dedication and commitment to his community for over 10 years as the Mashkiiziibii (Bad River) Natural Resource Department Air Quality Technician, serving on its Board of Directors, and also sitting as president for Midwest Tribal Energy Resources Association.

Since 1975, he has been an active member of First Baptist Church Waynesboro, serving in numerous ministries like children’s ministry and Upward Sports.

Wiggins has long been involved with Burke County as a volunteer. Additionally, he has hosted fundraisers for local schools and organizations. Passionate about music himself, Wiggins has performed with multiple bands as well as solo. Under the name Jeanscape he has released three records featuring dark ambient textures created with experimental composition techniques.

Net Worth

Wiggins reportedly estimated her net worth between $1 Million – $5 Million, her main source of income being her career as an anchorperson.

She is an award-winning journalist working for WKYC, an NBC-affiliated television station in Cleveland/Akron, Ohio. She joined this channel as a rising co-creator and host in October 2015.

Wiggins had an initial difficult year at her station, but higher-ups recognized that she could do more than morning traffic reporting. So they gave her permission to pitch an idea for a segment called Rising that told the stories of those who have overcome obstacles and helped others do the same. It quickly became successful, eventually expanding into an ongoing series that won regional Emmy awards in 2018. Wiggins was later selected in the second round of 2021 NBA Draft by Oklahoma City Thunder and currently splits his time between both clubs as well as their G League affiliate, Oklahoma City Blue.

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