Dana Wright

Dana Wright is a native Kansan who has dedicated her life to telling stories. As a career television journalist and talk radio host, Dana has conducted a variety of interesting interviews from Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, to Barry Manilow, Michelle Obama, influential policymakers, notable news makers, award winning authors, and hard-working Americans from every corner of life.  Dana is half of the #1 afternoon talk radio program “Dana and Parks” on KMBZ-FM in Kansas City.  She began her radio career in 2011 after a 17-year tenure as a television news anchor and investigative reporter. Throughout her broadcasting career, Dana has covered thousands of stories important to the community, winning numerous awards including two Regional Edward R. Murrow awards, three Mid-America Regional Emmy awards, and a National Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism.  She is most proud of her team’s National America’s Promise Alliance Award in Washington, D.C., which recognizes exemplary reporting across the country on issues surrounding children and families in the U.S.  In 2020, Dana launched RadioDanaKC.com to promote ideas and dialogue among women, minorities, and anyone out there who feels like they’ve never had a voice. Her popular ‘legacy recordings’ have preserved the history of countless families who want their OWN stories secured for generations to come. Dana lives by the motto that “no one’s story is more important than your own.”  She is married to veteran KMBC-9 TV news anchor Kris Ketz.  Together they have seven children.  Dana is a proud graduate of the William Allen White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas. In her spare time, Dana is an avid golfer who recently carded her third hole in one. BOOK YOUR RECORDING TODAY!