Who Is Kent Dana Wife? CBS 5 News Anchor Passed Away Aged 80

For over 30 years, Kent Dana was the most familiar face on Phoenix television.

Kent Dana’s father, Joe Dana, established the foundation for his son’s interest in radio. From the 1930s until the 1950s, Joe was a radio and television personality. On April 19, he breathed his last breath and passed away. 

Kent Dana Death Cause And Obituary

 

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Kenta Dana’s hip had been causing him problems for a long time, and thus he had had many surgeries. He had injured his hip

Kent, one of Phoenix’s most beloved news anchors, died at the age of 80. He passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, surrounded by his family.

Dana had left the Valley News in January 2011 after a long and successful career.

Kent Dana Wiki His Career As An Anchor

 

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Wikipedia does not have a biography for Kenta Dana. After discovering Kent Dana’s death, the official Wikipedia will hopefully create a profile for him in their database.

Kent Dana grew up in a small house on Central Avenue and Thomas Road as the third of seven children. His father, Joe Dana, founded “Arizona Caravan,” a weekly variety show on Channel 5 where he presented news updates, welcomed musical guests, and sang songs.

At age five, Kent had won the “Mr. Little Arizona Pageant” at the historic Orpheum Theater.

As a kid, Kent Dana worked as a paperboy for The Arizona Republic and sold doughnuts door-to-door. Dana also worked as a construction worker on residences in the Christown Mall and the Arcadia neighborhood during his summer holidays.

Kent Dana attended ASU for a year after graduating from West High School in 1960. Dana served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Uruguay.

He later transferred to Brigham Young University, where he majored in broadcast journalism and interned at a radio station in Provo.

Kent covered the Los Angeles riots, the Oklahoma City terror bomb site, and the legendary Barry Goldwater’s living room on Phoenix radio during his career.

During his long career, he worked for KPNX, KSAZ, and Channel 5.

Kent Dana Wife And Children: Meet His Spouse Janet 

Kent Dana is survived by his wife, Janet Dana, his six children, and his thirteen grandchildren. He and Janet were married for 25 years until the ill fate of life took him away. 

Before marrying Janet, he was married to Carol, his first wife, with whom he had four children. 

It was his Joe Dana who had revealed his father’s condition. Joe is a news anchor/reporter at 12 News. 

What Was Kent Dana Net Worth At The Time Of His Death?

No reports or even an estimated mention of Kent Dana’s net worth could be found online. His earnings must have exceeded $2-$3 million because he had worked in the radio industry for more than 40 years.

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