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As the deputy senior producer for foreign affairs and defense at the PBS NewsHour, Dan plays a key role in helping oversee and produce the program’s foreign affairs and defense stories. His pieces have broken new ground on an array of military issues, exposing debates simmering outside the public eye.
Over the past two decades at the NewsHour, he has booked and produced scores of exclusive interviews with foreign leaders, U.S. national security advisers, secretaries of defense and state, senior military officers, members of Congress, and other key government officials.
Dan initially joined the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer in May 1996 as a reporter, responsible for producing discussion segments on the Middle East, Asia, defense, terrorism and intelligence issues. The show promoted him to deputy senior producer in 2003. Before joining the NewsHour, Dan was one of the producers of America's Defense Monitor, a 30-minute weekly television series on defense and foreign policy issues, broadcast nationally on PBS and cable television.
Dan received a Master's Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs in 1987, specializing in international security policy. He received a BA in history from Boston University in 1984.
Ukraine's largest neighbor on its western border is Poland, a NATO and European Union member that has its own long and violent history with Russia. Judy Woodruff sat down in New York with Poland's president, Andrzej Duda, as Vladimir Putin…
World leaders have begun assembling in New York for the United Nations General Assembly. Among the leaders who sit at the crossroads of many issues of global importance is Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. From Ukraine, to Russia, to NATO, he…
The revelations of more mass graves in Ukraine and potential Russian war crimes have horrified many. Ukrainian forces are running an effective counteroffensive in the east and south as we near seven months since the start of Russia's invasion. Nick…
Ukraine is in the midst of a lightning counteroffensive and has retaken territory both in the country’s northeast and south. The move has taken Russian troops by surprise and provoked outrage in Moscow among supporters of the war. Nick Schifrin…
The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog made its strongest warning yet of the possibility of an accident at the Russian-held Zaporizhzhia plant in Ukraine. The IAEA said a lack of external power and staff access to the plant made this moment critical.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken made a surprise visit to Kyiv Thursday as a 20th package of U.S. aid for Ukraine was unveiled. The announcement came as the country launches a critical counteroffensive against Russian invaders in the south. Nick…
The International Atomic Energy Agency called for a demilitarized zone around Europe’s largest nuclear plant. The Zaporizhzhia plant is caught in the crossfire between Ukrainian forces and Russian invaders who have controlled the site for six months. Tuesday's IAEA report…
A major overhaul of Veterans Affairs is making it easier for veterans who are sick from exposure to burn pit smoke and other toxins to get treatment. In the past, veterans had to prove their sicknesses were connected to their…
The U.S. Military is intensifying its efforts to meet young people where they spend their time: online and on their devices. But, as John Yang reports, there are critics who say these new recruiting methods also raise new concerns.
Last August, the Taliban swept into Kabul after conquering the country at a torrid pace. Afghan security forces did not resist, the American withdrawal was thrown into further chaos, and the Afghan government dissolved in hours. Ashraf Ghani, the country's…
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