Dani Maxwell has been named News Director at WKOW Television, the local ABC affiliate in Madison, Wisconsin. The announcement was made by Anna Engelhart, WKOW’s General Manager. "Dani has been an integral part of our newsroom the minute she arrived.” said Engelhart. “Her experience along with her inquisitive nature, positive attitude and effective communication skills make her an excellent fit for this role.”
Maxwell has been with WKOW since January of 2012, but she has been with Quincy Media, WKOW’s parent company since December of 2001. She started at WKOW as Wake Up Wisconsin News Anchor and then served as Assistant News Director for the past three years. Previously Maxwell was an Evening Anchor and Content Manager with WREX in Rockford, Illinois before joining WKOW.
"I'm extremely grateful and eager for this opportunity to lead the WKOW 27 newsroom.” said Maxwell. "We have an excellent team of hard-working journalists who will continue to keep our local community top of mind, providing content to keep viewers informed and safe."
Maxwell will begin her new duties at WKOW on Monday, May 24.
Maxwell is a 2000 graduate of Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois, where she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism.
News Director Ed Reams announced after 7 years with WKOW he will be joining WKOW’s sister Station WREX in Rockford as interim General Manager.