I am executive editor for digital at National Geographic, overseeing our exceptionally talented News, Blogs, Adventure and Programming teams. Our stories reach 25 million users a month on our site and 200 million more on social and partner platforms.
Before joining Nat Geo I was religion editor at CNN.com, where I helped lead a team that won the Online Journalism Award for beat reporting. The experience made me realize that many journalists have better ideas than me and that I could help bring those killer ideas to fruition by making a go at newsroom management.
I’ve lived previous lives as political correspondent for U.S. News & World Report and for the website Beliefnet, where I got to rate presidential candidates on their religiosity for a blog called God-O-Meter, which won an Online Journalism Award for commentary. I got that gig by writing a book called “The Jesus Machine: How James Dobson, Focus on the Family, and Evangelical America Are Winning the Culture War,” published by St. Martin’s Press.
My wife is a TV journalist whom I met in a college journalism class. One of our three kids may enter journalism; first they need to get through elementary school.
Note: Dan is running for the ONA Board of Directors. Learn more about his vision for ONA.
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