Rick Dancer

Who is Rick Dancer?

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Rick Dancer is a politician and an American journalist belonging to Oregon. He originally belongs to Hillsboro and has been the longtime TV anchor on KEZI in Eugene. Apart for anchoring for KEZI television, he completed Thurston High School Shooting. Later on, he gave up broadcasting to be the republican for Oregon Secretary of State after losing in the election to Kate Brown.

Rick Dancer Early life and Bio

Rick Dancer, an American journalist, was born on June 29, 1959, to Betty Dancer and Roy Dancer in Hillsboro at Oregon. He has three sisters and grew up with them in Hillsboro for the initial 24 years and then graduated in 1977 from Hillsboro High School. When in the high school, he worked for Copeland Lumber Store, a local store, before attending Pacific University to pursue his college education in the neighboring Forest Grove. He did Bachelor of Arts in communication and completed graduation from Pacific in the year 1983. Narrating stories is the passion of Rick Dancer and his favorite pastime. He got married to Kathy in the year 1983 at the United Methodist Church and had two sons, Jake and Jess.

In the year 2010, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer which was a turning point in his life and career. Before the diagnosis of this disease, he had seen many hard times. Being in broadcast journalism for around 20 years, he finally had to quit the job of high profile news anchor while at the same time making an unsuccessful attempt for becoming Oregon’s Secretary of State. He never gave up and kept on fighting constantly.

Rick Dancer's Career

After completing his college education, Rick Dancer went to Southern Oregon coast in the year 1985 and then he was the reporter in Coos Bay and Coquille at KCBY. He also worked as the TV reporter in 1987 for KVAL-TV. In 1989, he moved at KEZI and there too he contributed as a reporter. A year later from there Rick Dancer became an anchor. He was indeed the first reporter who arrived at Thurston High School following a shooting spree of Kip Kinkel. When he was shooting on camera, he also began to cry over an annoying story. In 2008, he left KEZI to run for the Public Office.

Just after leaving the TV as a reporter, he started his political career by beginning his campaign for the Secretary of State. Initially, he won the unopposed and then he was faced with Kate Brown, a Democratic State Senator. The focus of his campaign was advocating the conversion of Secretary of State Position into the Non-Partisan position. He supported Ballot Measure 65 to come up with an open primary system. He raised $365000 in the Late October through the Campaign. He is also the part of filmmakers group beginning production in the year 2010. There is no public record with regards to his net worth. In the year 1983, Rick Dancer married Kathy at United Methodist Church. There isn’t any news regarding his divorce with Kathy.


26 Dec, 2018