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.
Oakland Catholic Diocese launches racial justice task force after shocking accusation against bishop
"The bishop of Oakland is a racist": The announcement of the racism task force comes three months after the pastor of a predominantly Black Catholic Church in Oakland made a stunning accusation during a Facebook live video.
Bay Area defendant in killing of Italian police officer apologizes
"Many mistakes were made that night and mine were the biggest." One of the Bay Area defendants in the killing of an Italian police officer during a drug deal gone bad in Rome has apologized to the officer's family.
South Bay church moves services outdoors after racking up $112K in COVID-19 fines
Pastor Jack Trieber of the 3,000-seat North Valley Baptist Church in Santa Clara has announced that he will no longer fight Santa Clara County, and will hold services in the church parking lot until health officials give the green light.
Wildfire impact: Water emergency for Tule Elk at Point Reyes, activists square off against U.S. Park Service
Exclusive video obtained by ABC7's I-Team shows activists sneaking in to provide water to Tule Elk, after half a dozen of the animals died during drought conditions. The water troughs were removed, fueling the feud between activists and the park service.
Rome murder trial resumes for Bay Area college students accused of killing Italian officer
The murder trial has resumed in Rome, after an August recess, for two Bay Area college students accused of killing an Italian officer.
South Bay church holds indoor services as COVID-19 fines reach $100K, criminal charge possible
Since resuming services, a South Bay church has been hit with $102,500 in fines. The pastor appealed to county officials, "One, I'm asking you to stop all fines. And two, I'm asking you to remove all fines. This is not Caesar's money. This is God's money."
EXCLUSIVE: Dry wildfire conditions pose risk to CA's native tule elk found in Point Reyes
Their water source is diminishing and to make matters worse, if a fire starts in the reserve, the elk can't escape. They're penned in by a cattle guard and an 8-foot-high fence that runs from Tomales Bay to the cliffs by the ocean.
EXCLUSIVE: Couple celebrating birthday Tased, beaten by San Jose police after hotel noise complaint
DISTURBING INCIDENT: A hotel guest called in a minor noise complaint against a young couple celebrating a birthday, but that led to them being Tased, shot with a riot gun, and beaten by San Jose police.
Santa Clara County sheriff's captain among 4 indicted on felony bribery and conspiracy charges
A Santa Clara County Sheriff's captain, a gun parts manufacturer, and two local lawyers - one a prominent political backer - have been indicted by a grand jury on felony bribery and conspiracy charges.
California bill would require employers disclose coronavirus exposure, infection in workplace
The concept of the new measure is simple - if a coworker becomes infected, you should know about it, so you can take action to protect yourself and your loved ones.