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Wendy Rieger Husband: Who Is Dan Buckley? His Age, Job

Meet Dan Buckley, husband of NBC4 anchor Wendy Rieger who died after a battle with brain cancer. The news station revealed that she was 65 years old at the time of her death. In July 2021, she had announced undergoing brain surgery to remove a tumor and was undergoing treatment after being diagnosed with Glioblastoma.

A few months later, Wendy also had open-heart surgery to mend her heart conditions.

As reported, Wendy took her last breath holding hands with her husband Dan. Below you’ll learn about Dan Buckley. We cover his age, job, and details regarding their relationship.

Meet Dan Buckley, Wendy Rieger Husband

NBC4’s Wendy Rieger was married to her husband Dan Buckley. They worked together at the station for 10 years. At the time, they were married to their respective partners. After Dan switched from news to sports, alongside the late sportscaster George Michael, they occasionally bumped into each other and chatted in the hallways.

“I always thought if he ever becomes free, I’m going to pounce on him like a sumo wrestler,” Rieger said. “I was not raised to be reserved.” They began a relationship after Dan filed for divorce in 2020. They tied the knots in November 2021 so they were married less than a year at the time of her death.

After Wendy’s death, Dan posted a picture of a quote from Rabindranath Tagore that read, “Death is not extinguishing the light, it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.”

On New Years’ Day 2022, Wendy posted on her IG captioning her resolutions to spend 33 years more with her husband in 2022. She wrote, “2022 new year’s resolution: live the next 33 years with this guy @medanbuckley #usbaby, us #hunkyhubby“.

Wendy was married at least once before she met Dan. She had tied the knots with CNN producer Sol Levine. The marriage lasted for only a few years. But, they ended their marriage in a good term. After her death, Sol mourned the loss of his ex-wife and posted two pictures of his Wendy on his Facebook.

In 2017, Wendy had introduced to her boyfriend Patrick. She posted, “Meet my boyfriend Patrick. Together a year. Am I the only independent woman who struggles to let someone in?”

Wendy also quipped about relationships while reporting and it didn’t make her less of a journalist. “Note to self: waterproof mascara!” she quipped while getting comically drenched by a storm she was covering. When the hurricane failed to develop into the telegenic maelstrom that TV news demands, Rieger cast a glance at the too-calm surf behind her and deemed it “nothing much.” She added, “Kind of like my dating life.”

How Many Kids Does Dan Buckley Have?

Dan Buckley is a father of one son named Ian Buckley and a daughter named Kate Buckley.

The father-son duo shares the love of cycling on remote trails. Whereas, in May 2020, he posted on his Instagram, “First trail ride of the year and I run into @irbuckley who was on a 30 miler. I did about 6. Maybe I can keep up with him on a new bike!#senecabluffstrail @allmountainbrothers @moremtb #rideyourbike“.

In November 2009, Dan tweeted about traveling to SC to visit his Ian. Ian is on Instagram (@irbuckley).

Talking about his daughter, Kate is a Special Education Resource Teacher. She currently lives in Maryland and is married to her husband with whom she shares a son and a daughter. Meet Kate on Instagram (@katebuck23) and Twitter (@katebbug).

Dan also loves spending time with his grandchildren. According to his IG post, he has one granddaughter named Eleanor (Ian’s daughter) and a grandson named Henry.

Dan Buckley Age

Born before 1954, Dan Buckley should be at least 67 years old as of 2022. He celebrates his birthday on 3 July.

Dan Buckley Job

Dan Buckley worked as a photojournalist for NBC News for 37 years. He retired before December 2021. In June 2017, he posted a picture while driving to DC. He captioned the post, “#drivingdc Part of the job.”

Whereas, in January 2014, Dan tweeted about how much he loves his job. He simply tweeted, “I love my job. I love my job. I love my job.”

As for his late wife, Wendy was working as an anchor and reporter for NBC4 Washington before she retired after 33 years. She began planning her retirement two years ago, hoping to learn how to play the cello and other things her busy working life never left her time for.

Wendy started as an actress in her hometown of Norfolk, VA when she took on a job as a newsreader in the late 1970s for a local radio station to earn extra money, The Washington Post reported.

She reportedly was advised by a station colleague to “sound” like a news person — “You know, serious,” she was told., “Like Walter Cronkite.”

Before joining NBC4, Wendy had worked for CNN’s Washington bureau, and at WAMU, American University Radio, as a writer and host. She also worked at WTOP as an anchor. In 1996, Wendy began anchoring NBC4’s weekend evening newscasts, and in 2001, he transitioned to the afternoon news.

Moreover, Wendy was a graduate from American University in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

Is Dan Buckley On Instagram?

Yes, Dan Buckley has a profile on Instagram. Find him at (@medanbuckley). He is also on Twitter (@BuckleyDan).

Related FAQs

  • Where Is Dan Buckley From?

Hailing from Ireland, Dan Buckley has Irish heritage. What’s more, per his April 2019 post, he has six siblings. He also boasts about his heritage on his social media, like in July 2013 he tweeted, “Irish representin’!”.

  • Where Did Dan Buckley Recieve His Education?

As for Dan, his academic qualification hasn’t been ousted yet.

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