Dan has been honored with numerous industry awards. The National Academy of Television Arts and Science (NATAS) has presented him with seven Emmy Awards for Outstanding Achievement: Investigative Reporting and Continuing Coverage. The Radio and Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) has honored Dan six times, for Best Investigative Reporting and Best News Reporting in Northern California. Dan also received the RTNDA Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting. The Associated Press Television and Radio Association (APTRA) has also honored Dan for Best Investigative Reporting. The Anti-Defamation League has given him the Pursuit of Justice Award.
Dan has served as anchor, correspondent and producer, traveling throughout the United States, as well as Europe, Asia, Africa and Central America. He began his career in 1981 at the CNN Bureau in Washington, DC as a producer and correspondent, reporting from the White House and State Department. From 1985 to 1991, he produced for ABC News from Washington, DC, and later, reported for World News Tonight and Good Morning America from the Midwest.
From 1991 to 1992, Dan anchored and reported on The West/In America, the nationally syndicated news magazine produced by Kelly News & Entertainment of Sacramento. From 1992 to 1994, he served as senior correspondent for American Journal, the news magazine produced by King World in New York.
During his career, Dan has traveled on presidential campaigns, tracked a suspected Nazi war criminal to Germany, investigated the slaughter of near extinct black rhinos in Zimbabwe, and exposed a Bay Area priest for molesting dozens of children. The priest was eventually convicted and sent to prison.
Dan is a graduate of the University of Maryland. He's also a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. (IRE), the professional organization for investigative journalists, and the Society of Professional Journalists.
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