Daniel has written creatively since third grade and, when deciding on a career path, figured he might as well make a living as a wordsmith as well. Upon making that decision, he elected to attend the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. While there, he trained in both broadcast and print writing, ultimately choosing to go into print after graduating summa cum laude. While at Arizona State, Daniel had several radio stories featured on drive-time news shows in a top-10 market. He also wrote for a soccer website which has grown in the last year from 3,000 views a month to more than 100,000 views a week.
Now a reporter at a daily newspaper in southern Minnesota, Daniel writes on local business and nonprofits, while also covering regional economic dynamics and providing analysis of nationally and locally gathered data.