Dan Bammes has deep Utah roots. He’s a descendant of Utah’s early Pioneers and he grew up in Utah County, where he began his radio career in 1974. He has a degree in broadcasting from BYU and extensive experience as a reporter, newscaster, news director and wire service bureau chief. As KUER’s energy, environment and public lands reporter, he travels frequently to connect with issues and stories in rural communities. He’s also an adjunct instructor in the Communication Department at the University of Utah. Dan has three grown children and a teenage grandson.