Introduction to Dann Saxton

Monday on Good Morning Northland, we introduced you to Dann Saxton, our future Good Morning Northland anchor. Dann is originally from the town of Grenada in Southern Minnesota. He moved to Los Angeles, California where he spent 22 years following dreams of acting and music.

Dann says he did a little bit of everything from music for the movie Godzilla, to acting in different commercials and films. He has won 2 Emmys for some of his work with AT&T.

Dann recently moved back to Minnesota where he had to go through his first full winter in 22 years, although he joked that this was a southern Minnesota winter, not a northern Minnesota winter. He did say he believes he is prepared, with his heated seats and automatic car starter.

Dann is moving to Duluth and is looking forward to checking out the music and theatre scene.

In his spare time, Dann works on his podcast called Cabin Chat where he highlights the beauty in the community of small-towns in Minnesota. He loves archery, camping and hiking and can’t wait to check out the trails and the beautiful outdoors of the Northland.

Dann will be replacing Mariam Mackar, who had her last day on Tuesday. Mariam is moving to Milwaukee to be closer to family and friends, and she will continue her journalism career at WTMJ.

We are excited to welcome Dann Saxton to the WDIO family. Please keep watching Good Morning Northland, weekdays from 5 a.m. – 7 a.m., Dann will be on set within the month.