Dirk Van is the host of WBRN's First Light, airing Monday to Friday from 5:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m. ET. First Light is the news-talk show providing in-depth coverage of the top stories of the day with on-scene reports, actualities, analysis, as well as interviews with top celebrities and newsmakers.
Van traded a career in physical anthropology for broadcast journalism in 1978 when he became news director of WGCH, Greenwich, CT. He graduated to the "Big Apple" as a reporter for WCBS and then news director of WHN.
First Light is now in its 12th year and going strong, having won numerous awards from the International Radio Festival, Ohio State University and other prestigious organizations. Van can also be heard as the morning drive anchor on Fox News Radio.
Van joined Westwood One in 1980 and has been serving up his own brand of news and information ever since.