WCCB News Edge Co-Host
Born and raised in Texas, Rance graduated from Plano East High School and went to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock on an academic/athletic scholarship.
Rance says he's always wanted to be involved in the film/television industry. His earliest goals were to direct films and work on big budget crews. Over time, he gradually changed his focus to directing and editing commercials.
While at UALR, Rance was a recurring member of the college station's music video program, Video Zoo, where he got his first taste of life in front of the camera. "I really had no idea that would be where my future career path would go."
Rance graduated with a bachelor's degree in Radio/TV/Film.
He then worked at KARK in Little Rock, working his way up from part-time crew member to studio manager.
Homesick, Rance came back to Dallas to find himself. After a few years out of television, he was re-introduced to the industry by coincidence, by a friend who was leaving UPN before the CBS merger. He became involved with some on-camera work in promotions, but still did not envision being a television personality as his career. "My goals had shifted somewhat as I had become heavily involved with the Dallas music scene," he said. He was the vocalist for heavy metal band, Grimya, and worked to get other local acts some notoriety.
Once CBS and UPN merged, Rance became part of the production department, and was back in news. A few months later, his life changed dramatically after he was approached about an extreme sports show called "Xtreme Motion." He auditioned and became the host. The show ran for three years.
Rance has since been the host of "Gimme the Mike," been a member of the UPN 21 U-Crew, producer/cast member for the Mark Cuban Show, and contributed reports to CBS 11 News, The Daily Buzz and TXA 21 News.
He was also a co-host for the nationally syndicated “Bite Network” that aired in quick serve restaurants around the country and a spokesperson for Webcast City.
He has also been a featured player in various commercials, films and TV programs.
Before coming to Charlotte, Rance maintained an entertainment website called randomaccesddfw.com and helped edit documentaries for Carson Cattle Productions including Sundance, New York and DIFFA festivals favorite “Africa Diary” which will air on Sundance Channel in the coming months.
Rance enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter and two rescue dogs, Laguna and Nola.
He's looking forward to learning all about Charlotte and it's people.