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Daniel Hicks is a professional journalist, network television news producer, sustainability analyst, public educator and former digital editor for WLRN-Miami Herald News in Miami, where he managed online content and helped develop WLRN.org's environment beat.
Daniel has produced political, business and entertainment content for NBC News, NBC Today, NBC News Channel, MSNBC and CNBC. While at CNBC in Los Angeles, he covered the entertainment sector and created the network’s first and only green business and sustainability series sponsored by Toyota and British Petroleum.
He received an Emmy nomination in 1997 for breaking news of the Heaven’s Gate tragedy in San Diego. In 1998, he covered the historic German election from Berlin as a correspondent for MSNBC through a fellowship with the Arthur F. Burns Foundation in Washington, D.C.
As a consultant, Daniel works with organizations to improve strategic communications. At the University of California, Berkeley in 2000, he compiled and wrote an in-depth analysis for reforming research communications that later served as a blueprint for the entire UC system. He subsequently wrote guidance for modernizing sports information at UCLA.
As a GRI-certified sustainability analyst, he lectures on the emerging area of integrated corporate reporting. He is founder of global services firm, dandhicks.com.
Earlier in his professional career, Daniel spent five years in Tokyo writing and editing for The Daily Yomiuri. A sampling of his extensive travel background and academic sabbaticals include Australia, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Nepal, Russia, South Korea and Thailand. He is learning Spanish.
Daniel graduated from Columbia University’s School of Journalism in New York City and UCLA, where he specialized in economics, political science and most recently, financial accounting. He is current member of the Society of Environmental Journalists.