Dan Bowens

Dan Bowens


Dan is the Weekend Anchor and three-time Emmy Award winning reporter at FOX flagship station, WNYW-TV in New York.

He is also the host of a true crime podcast called “The Tape Room With Dan Bowens.”   In addition, he also writes and helps produce FOX 5's Emmy nominated series, “Jazz Stories.”

In 2018, Dan was part of a team at WNYW that won a New York Emmy for a special report on Autism. In 2015, Dan was nominated for a NY Emmy Award for General Assignment Reporting. He also helped launch three other Emmy Nominated series at the station, “The Big Idea,” “FOX Docs” and “FOX 5 Films.”

Prior to working with FOX 5 in New York City, Dan worked at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, NC where he won two regional Emmy Awards. He also worked at WINK-TV in Fort Myers, Florida and KEPR-TV in the Tri-Cities, Washington.

Dan has been active in the community, volunteering his time at schools and other community organizations. He has also served as Master of Ceremonies for numerous events, including at the famed Apollo Theatre in Harlem, and the annual Cultural Awareness Salute Gala with the Black Culinary Association.

A New Jersey native, Dan, his wife, and their three children call the Garden State home.

The latest from Dan Bowens


Revisiting the deadly Stouffer's Inn fire of 1980 | The Tape Room

A fire tore through the Stouffer's Inn in Harrison, N.Y., on a cold morning of Dec. 4, 1980. Within minutes, 26 people were dead. A hotel employee was put on trial. He was accused of setting the fire so he could then act the hero and extinguish it. But is that really what happened?


NYPD unveils new true crime podcast

A notorious 1991 murder, known as the “Baby Hope” case is one of several cases being revisited as part of a first-of-its-kind true crime podcast by the NYPD called “Break in the Case.”


A Tape Room Special Report: John Dillinger

The year-long crime spree carried out by John Dillinger and his gang re-defined what it meant to be a gangster in America. Now, more than 80 years after his death there is a legal battle to have his body exhumed.


One family’s uniquely American story

Every family has a story, but for historian and historian and author Adele Logan Alexander, the story of her grandmother, Adella Hunt Logan, and her extended family is one that uniquely speaks to American history.


The Second Coming of the New Age | Fox 5 Films

New Age beliefs have become common, even among people who consider themselves to have strong religious beliefs. A recent study from the Pew Research Center found that 60% of respondents held a “New Age” view, like believing in reincarnation, astrology, psychics or a belief that there's energy in physical objects like mountains, crystals, or trees.