Dan Hellie is an American sports anchor and reporter for WRC-TV, an NBC affiliate in Washington, D.C.
Hellie was born in Manila, Philippines, and was raised in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He attended Magruder High School, where he was a three-sport athlete in football, basketball and baseball. The sportscaster graduated from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism; he was also a member of the FIJI fraternity during his time in Knoxville.
Hellie began his career in Alexandria, Minnesota, as an editor, producer and reporter. After nine months, he landed a job in Florence, South Carolina, as a reporter/anchor. Following his two years in Florence, Hellie called Florida home, first working in West Palm Beach at WPTV, and then, in 2003, as sports director at WFTV in Orlando. In 2005, Hellie was named best sportscaster in Florida. The Associated Press also awarded him best feature story for a piece he did on bull riding. In the feature, Hellie attempts to ride a bull and stays on for 1.8 seconds. In July 2006, Hellie returned to the D.C. area. He was hired by the legendary George Michael to work for WRC-TV as an anchor/reporter, where he covers his hometown teams.
Hellie resides in Bethesda, Maryland, with his wife and their two children. In 2008, Hellie presented the commencement speech at his alma mater, Magruder High School.