Dan was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended Temple University where he studied journalism. While at Temple, Dan interned at WCAU – NBC 10, and KYW, CBS 3. He also interned with Philadelphia’s Major League soccer team, The Philadelphia Union, where his productions included the stadium “pump-up” videos played during games.

While in college, Dan was involved in the campus news show, “Temple Update.” He covered Temple’s first bowl game appearance in 30 years. His work aired on ESPN and ESPNU. Dan was honored for his work multiple times during college with journalism awards from Temple University and the Hearst Journalism Foundation.

Since middle school Dan has had a deep passion for telling people’s stories through video. During high school Dan earned several Mid – Atlantic Student Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. One of his earliest on air experiences was a frequent spot Dan produced for his school called “Sixty Seconds With Danny McKinney”. Dan also volunteered for many years at his local public television station where he was involved in all aspects of productions.

When Dan is not covering the news he enjoys skiing, playing tennis, and engaging in most any active sport. Most of all he loves exploring new places and meeting new people with his camera.

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  1. Hi Dear Dan
    I am sorry that I am writing here!
    I have a question, could you please help me?
    how can I connecte to a person who studies Microbiology in your university?
    I want to apply next year for Master.
    Thanx alot 🙂

    • Hey! The best way you can get in touch with someone from the Microbiology here at Temple is to give them a call: 215-707-3203. Just mention you’re interested in applying for the master’s program and you’d like to get in touch with a few students / possibly sit in on a class. Here is the link to the Microbiology website:

      Let me know if you have any more questions!


      • Dear Dan ,
        thank you so much for your useful comment 🙂
        I’ll try …
        hope to see you in temple 🙂

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