Dan Lovettwas born in South Dakota and raised in Idaho, where in 1959 he worked in radio for the first time as a student reporter.
Dan left for Jefferson City, Missouri, in late 1959 for his first full-time, on-air job with KWOS Radio; by 1961, he had made his first daily appearance on television in Jeff City as a news anchor.
Hired by the McLendon Radio Corporation in 1964 for Houston station KILT, Lovett was assigned to cover the war in South Vietnam at the age of twenty-five. By 1968 Dan had joined KTRH radio in Houston as a sports reporter and became the on-air sports anchor for KTRK-TV, the ABC affiliate in Houston.
By 1974, Dan was on his way to New York City as sports anchor for the original Channel 7 Eyewitness News on WABC-TV, as well as hosting a daily network radio sportscast for ABC. Dan was one of the original sports broadcasters on WFAN in New York before returning to ABC in 1988 with KGO-TV in San Francisco.
Lovett was voted into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame in 2003.