Dane Neal is a host and creator of both local and national radio and TV programs, award winning podcasts and food, travel and motorsports features having aired on hundreds of stations for over 20 years. When when it comes to “Food Radio”, for well over a decade Dane Neal has interviewed food favorites from Emeril Lagasse and Bobby Flay to the legendary Jacques Pepin & Wolfgang Puck. From Top Chefs to every Food Network star, acclaimed restaurateurs and industry leaders, Dane Neal has talked to so many of the people who have created, cooked and tasted it all.
Over the years as co-host and creator of nationally syndicated programs like Restaurant Radio America and Gasoline Alley, as well as Flavor HD and “On The Road With Dane” on Chicago’s WGN 720, Dane has broadcast live from the Food and Wine Classic at Aspen, the South Beach Wine and Food Fest and has been on the scene covering some of biggest food events in the country.
Places you’ve seen Dane include the Live Red Carpet for the James Beard Foundation Awards, judging for “The Jack” World Championship BBQ Invitational, featured guest on Food Network’s “Diner’s Drive Ins and Dives” with Guy Fieri and amazing Food and Wine functions from New York to Napa.
On the motorsports side Dane has interviewed just about every star and legend of racing in NASCAR, IndyCar, NHRA and more while covering and broadcasting from iconic events including the Rolex 24, Daytona 500, Indy 500 and races nationwide.
Dane lives with his family in Chicagoland, planning family road trips and racing for radio, BBQ events and experiences and always sharing top places and personalities from the world of food.
Follow Dane on Twitter @Danetanamo.