Well, here’s some good news… a reporter who’s leaving the business because he wants to! Dan Ponce, out of WLS-7 in Chicago, an accomplished musician, has decided to leave news and sing. His last day as a reporter is January 16.
Dan is the founder of the a capella group Straight No Chaser, which apparently did so well with its holiday CD, that he decided to make music his new full-time job.
Dan has been at WLS almost three years. Before that, he was a weekend morning anchor/general assignment reporter at WILX-TV in Lansing, Michigan and also worked at WCAX-TV in Burlington, Vermont.
He is the son of WTTW-Ch. 11 “Chicago Tonight” host Phil Ponce and the brother of WMAQ-Ch. 5 reporter Anthony Ponce.