Dan Harris (journalist)

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Dan Harris
Born(1971-07-26) July 26, 1971 (age 42)
EducationB.A.
Alma materColby College
OccupationTelevision journalist
Notable credit(s)ABC News
(2000-present)
Good Morning America
(2010-present)
Nightline
(2013-present)
 
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Dan Harris
Born(1971-07-26) July 26, 1971 (age 42)
EducationB.A.
Alma materColby College
OccupationTelevision journalist
Notable credit(s)ABC News
(2000-present)
Good Morning America
(2010-present)
Nightline
(2013-present)

Dan Harris (born July 26, 1971) is a correspondent for ABC News and a co-anchor for Nightline[1] and the weekend edition of Good Morning America.

Career[edit]

A 1993 graduate of Colby College in Waterville, Maine, Harris began his career as an anchor for WLBZ in Bangor, Maine. Harris joined ABC News in 2000. He anchored World News Sunday 2006-2011 and frequently anchors World News, World News with Diane Sawyer's webcast and Nightline. He is also a frequent contributor to World News. He also anchored ABC's coverage of Hurricane Katrina in September 2005. In October 2010, he was named the new co-anchor for the weekend edition of Good Morning America, succeeding Bill Weir. In October 2013, he was named a co-anchor for Nightline, succeeding Bill Weir.

Harris has reported on a series of events such as the mass shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, Aurora, Colorado and Tucson, Arizona, and has covered various natural disasters from the earthquake in Haiti to Myanmar to New Orleans. He has also reported on combat in Afghanistan, Israel, Gaza and the West Bank, and has made six visits to Iraq.[2] Domestically, Harris has led ABC News' coverage of faith, with a particular focus on the evangelical movement. He scored one of the first interviews with former pastor Ted Haggard after his sex and drugs scandal. Harris recently covered the 2013 election of the new Pope at Vatican City.

He also occasionally does news reports for CBN's The 700 Club program.

Harris' book, 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Really Works — a True Story, was published in March 2014. In it, Harris recounts how — with the help of various mental health professionals, religious leaders, self-help gurus, and news industry mentors — he stopped using drugs, discovered the benefits of meditation, and resolved the apparent conflict between meditation-induced equanimity and the aggressive competitiveness required for success as a TV-news journalist.

Personal life[edit]

Harris' father is Jay R. Harris, the chair of Harvard's radiation oncology residency program and recipient of the 2007 American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology Gold Medal. His mother, Nancy Lee Harris, is a pathologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and is a world authority on lymphomas. Harris' younger brother, Matthew Carmichael Harris, is a venture capitalist."Harris,Dan. 10% Happier. itbooks, 2014, p. 76." He is married to Dr. Bianca Harris.

Awards[edit]

Harris has been honored several times for his journalistic contributions. He received an Edward R. Murrow Award for his reporting on a young Iraqi man who received the help he needed in order to move to America, and in 2009 won an Emmy Award for his "Nightline" report, "How to Buy a Child in Ten Hours."

A graduate of Colby College in Waterville, Maine, Harris also holds honorary doctorate degrees from Colby and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

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