Dan Marries

Dan Marries


Find a job you love and you'll never work a day in your life.

That is exactly how Dan Marries feels about working as the evening news anchor at KOLD News 13, where he’s been keeping Tucsonans informed since 1999.

Dan got his start in television news in 1995 while he was still a junior at Mesa State College in Grand Junction, CO. His internship lead to his first job in journalism as the morning anchor and noon weatherman. Further news jobs took him to Mankato, MN, Yuma and finally Tucson. It was also during college he spent four summers as a wildland firefighter for the Bureau of Land Management.

Dan is the father of three boys -- Kurtis, Dean, and Preston, who was born on April 27, 2019. He's the lucky husband of Jennifer, who's originally from Nassau, Bahamas. The were married in 2010 and love calling Tucson home.

Dan is heavily involved in our community. He's the charter president of the Casas Adobes Optimist Club. For the past several years that club has adopted upwards of 30 less-fortunate families during Christmas, making sure the kids have presents under the tree and food on the table.

Dan is also a founding trustee board member of the Greater Tucson Fire Foundation assisting our local fire community with funding, tools, technology, advanced training, equipment, survivors' help, and education campaigns to support these brave men and women.

Every year he volunteers during Love of Reading Week, spending time with children letting them know the importance of education. He’s also a frequent visitor to the Southern Arizona VA Medical Center, visiting with veterans to thank them for their service. For the past 11 years he has served as the official announcer for the Tucson Veteran’s Day Parade and the Tucson Rodeo Parade telecast. His schedule is kept busy emceeing and attending hundreds of fundraisers.

Dan has been recognized with numerous awards as a journalist including two Emmys, one which came from a half-hour documentary he shot, wrote and produced on one of his three trips to Vietnam with local veterans. He won a Communicator’s Award for a rodeo story on legendary Ty Murray, and Ty’s efforts to give retired bucking horses a place to live. He’s also been recognized several times by the Arizona Associated Press.

Email: dmarries@kold.com

Recent Articles by Dan

  The University of Arizona’s re-entry plan to open campus receives pushback

  Pima County Board of Supervisors candidate under investigation

  WBighorn Fire debris begins to flood into washes amid monsoon season

Veteran firefighter helps aid crews battling Bighorn Fire in Oro Valley

  Mama’s Pizza donates food to Gospel Rescue Mission

Rio Nuevo Board passes on second Economic Relief Funding

  Redirecting the river: Researchers, officials plan sediment removal for the Santa Cruz

  Back to back centennials in downtown Tucson

  Central Arizona College rodeo team does Git Up Challenge

  Marana native to take last flight over hometown

  Recognizing a star: Rothschild honors Tucson-born Barbara Eden at TenWest fest

  Hundreds honor retired Tucson fire captain

  WATCH: Exclusive interview with Vice President Mike Pence

  Just add water: Life returns to Santa Cruz River

  Summerhaven community remembers Aspen Fire 16 years later

  Pima Council on Aging, TMC host Salute to Centenarians

  Reminder that fire season has returned to southern AZ

  Armed smugglers caught on Border Patrol video

  PCSD: Routine traffic stop turns up drugs, possible counterfeit money

UPDATE: Longest mystery boom to date reported in Tucson

UPDATE: Union Pacific agrees to stop trains for Tucson Rodeo Parade

  Vendors kicked off city property

  Family puts on amazing light show to get you in the Christmas spirit

Businesses coming together to provide home repairs, modifications for veterans

Tucson veteran to receive specially designed 'smart' home

Assaults on firefighters happening more frequently

School play focuses on school violence

Mystery behind miniature masterpiece of western art has been solved

Sheriff seeks help finding person of interest in double murder

Loud booms heard across southern Arizona may be from Luke AFB