Waking up long before the sun comes up is tough.

Trust me, I know. Early risers like us can all use a little help sometimes.

That’s what I hope we provide each day on the WZZM 13 Morning News. Help in the form of a smile, a laugh and of course the information you need to start your day.

I’ve co-anchored the WZZM 13 Morning News since 2014, but I’ve been a part of the team here at WZZM 13 since 2003 as a sports anchor and reporter.

During my time here in West Michigan, I’ve been lucky enough to cover the Super Bowl, the World Series, the NBA Finals, the Stanley Cup Finals, NCAA Final Fours and spent many Friday nights co-hosting “13 On Your Sidelines”, our high school football highlight show.

As I’m sure you can tell, sports are a passion of mine. I play goalie in a Grand Rapids adult hockey league and I love my Chicago Blackhawks, Green Bay Packers and Chicago White Sox.

I was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, but I feel like I’ve grown up in West Michigan.

I’m met my wife here, adopted my dog here, bought my first house here and we welcomed our son in 2017.

This is our home and I thank you for waking up with us each morning.

You can email me at danharland@wzzm13.com.

You can follow Dan on Twitter and Facebook.