Education: 
Bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication, Kansas State University; master's degree in liberal studies, Arizona State University.
 
Professional background: 
Dale joined Colorado Public Radio in 2017, bringing two decades of experience in leading major newsrooms around the country. His resume includes 15 years at The Denver Post, where he was the No.2 editor for an award-winning news team. Most recently, he was the executive editor at Cronkite News at Arizona PBS, where he led a team of 15 directors and 150 student journalists to national awards. Dale’s previous experience has brought him success in leading versatile, large-scale newsrooms, as well as significant skill in overseeing technical innovations in delivering news across digital platforms.

Awards: 
Dale has led news teams that have won numerous national awards, including three Edward R. Murrow Awards, three Pulitzer Prizes (including the 2013 Pulitzer for Breaking News), the Society of Professional Journalists award for best newscast, and more than two dozen regional Emmys.