About Dan @IAmDanCooney
Dan is the PBS NewsHour's Social Media Editor/Producer.
Dan’s Recent Stories
Nation Oct 19How a Catholic sex abuse report in Pennsylvania echoed around the U.S.
The U.S. Department of Justice is launching an investigation into child sex abuse within Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic churches, the latest fallout of widespread allegations made public by a grand jury probe this summer. Here’s a timeline of events since the…
Politics Sep 074 days of Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court hearing in less than 15 minutes
We watched it all, so you don’t have to.
Nation Aug 17Flossie Lewis asked if her ‘Brief But Spectacular’ take would go viral. It did, and now she’s back
Flossie’s take on growing old has been viewed more than 7 million times. Now, she's back for an extended version of “Brief But Spectacular.”…
Nation Jul 235 important stories that need your attention
U.S. wildfires are getting larger, how police mishandled sexual assault cases in Minnesota and other stories you might have missed.
Arts Jul 06Watch Dave Chappelle sing the PBS NewsHour theme song
Comedian Dave Chappelle sat down recently for an interview with the PBS NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown about his career in comedy, his four Netflix specials and the boundaries of humor. He also sang this.
Politics Jul 05Read former EPA chief Scott Pruitt’s full resignation letter
Pruitt said in his resignation letter that it was an "honor to serve" on Trump's Cabinet, but that "the unrelenting attacks on me personally, my family, are unprecedented and have taken a sizable toll on all of us."…
Arts May 29ABC cancels ‘Roseanne’ after comedian’s racist comment
ABC Entertainment's president says the network has decided to cancel the "Roseanne" reboot, the PBS NewsHour has confirmed.
Nation May 225 important stories that have nothing to do with the Russia probe
Inside the world's worst humanitarian crisis, why we're seeing more mega rain storms and other stories we're reading now.
World May 17Twitter chat: The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and its deeper cultural meaning
Is there a deeper meaning to the royal wedding on Saturday? What are the cultural impacts? We discussed these themes during our recent #NewsHourChats.
Nation Mar 21What you can do to protect your personal data on Facebook
In light of a user data scandal with the firm Cambridge Analytica, some consumers have jumped onto the hashtag #DeleteFacebook, pledging to leave the platform. But short of quitting Facebook for good, what else can you do to protect yourself?…