Dan McCue

Dan McCue

Dan McCue is the Editor of The Well News. In nearly three decades in journalism, he has been the managing editor for a chain of 18 weekly newspapers, the Southeast regional editor for the Courthouse News Service, and was county government and environmental reporter at the Stuart News in Stuart, Florida.

Dan began his career in media as an editorial staff assistant at The New Yorker magazine. Since then, and in addition to the work mentioned above, his work has been published in a number of other publications including Renewable Energy Magazine, the Charleston Regional Business Journal, Newsday, the Riverdale Press, Hartford Courant, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Miami Herald, World Trade Magazine, The Music Paper, Spin and Guitar for the Practicing Musician.


Over the course of Dan’s career, he’s written about federal, state and local government, economic development, international trade, NASA and the aerospace industry, the environment and climate change, particularly the health and well-being of Florida’s Everglades and estuary system, energy, the entertainment industry, and even thoroughbred horse racing.


He also hosted his own public affairs cable television program, “Insight Nassau,” was a regular panelist on News 12 Long Island’s “Reporter’s Roundtable” program and made frequent guest appearances on WGBB radio on Long Island, speaking on government, politics and business.


In June 2022, he was recognized by the Washington, D.C., Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists as a finalist in the beat reporting category of its Dateline Awards for journalism excellence for his coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Recent Work

February 6, 2023
by Dan McCue
Patent Activity Surges at National Renewable Energy Lab

WASHINGTON — The number of patents received by researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory surged last year, with the... Read More

WASHINGTON — The number of patents received by researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory surged last year, with the lab receiving a total of 57 during the just concluded 2022 fiscal year, 10 more than awarded in 2021. In addition, the NREL Technology Transfer Office... Read More

February 6, 2023
by Dan McCue
DOE Starts Fellowship Program to Advance Community Solar

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy is looking for energy professionals to work with state and regional organizations to... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy is looking for energy professionals to work with state and regional organizations to make community solar subscriptions more accessible to low-income households. The fellowship, which will require relocating to the District of Columbia, Illinois or New Mexico,  is open... Read More

February 6, 2023
by Dan McCue
Israeli Company Sues Meta Over Public Data Issue

NETANYA, Israel — Bright Data, one of the world’s leading web data platforms, is suing Meta, stating the owner of... Read More

NETANYA, Israel — Bright Data, one of the world’s leading web data platforms, is suing Meta, stating the owner of Facebook and Instagram is wrongly claiming public user data as its own, violating the spirit of openness on which the internet was founded. Meta, meanwhile, has... Read More

February 6, 2023
by Dan McCue
US Capitol Police Stepping Up Security Ahead of State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON — U.S. Capitol Police have been ramping up security for President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address on... Read More

WASHINGTON — U.S. Capitol Police have been ramping up security for President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, including having a non-scalable fence raised around the Capitol grounds. About a half-dozen large flat-bed trucks bearing sections of fence arrived at the Capitol early... Read More

February 3, 2023
by Dan McCue
Bipartisan Bill to Benefit ‘VetDogs’ Reintroduced

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan bill intended to benefit service dogs working with disabled veterans has been reintroduced by Rep. Patrick... Read More

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan bill intended to benefit service dogs working with disabled veterans has been reintroduced by Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C. H.R. 807, The Working Dog Commemorative Coin Act, would direct the Treasury Department to mint a three-coin commemorative series honoring the role working dogs... Read More

February 3, 2023
by Dan McCue
Comer Determined to Advance Inquiries Into Bidens, White House

WASHINGTON — Speaking before the National Press Club this week, House Oversight Chair James Comer, R-Ky., said his panel is... Read More

WASHINGTON — Speaking before the National Press Club this week, House Oversight Chair James Comer, R-Ky., said his panel is determined to press investigations into President Joe Biden and his family to ensure they did not illegally profit from relationships with China. “Unfortunately … I feel... Read More

February 3, 2023
by Dan McCue
Biden Travels to Philadelphia Bearing $500M for Water Upgrades

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will travel to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Friday afternoon to announce $500 million has been allocated to... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will travel to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Friday afternoon to announce $500 million has been allocated to the city's water upgrades and lead pipe removal. According to senior White House officials, about $160 million of that total will be allocated through the bipartisan... Read More

February 3, 2023
by Dan McCue
White House Celebrates Klain, Welcomes Back Zients in East Room Ceremony

WASHINGTON — It was a victory lap and, as victory laps often are, it was accompanied by a fair amount... Read More

WASHINGTON — It was a victory lap and, as victory laps often are, it was accompanied by a fair amount of tears. The White House called it the “official transition event” from one chief of staff to another, but it quickly became clear in the packed... Read More

February 2, 2023
by Dan McCue
McCarthy, Biden, Have ‘Good’ First Meeting on Debt Crisis 

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., emerged with a smile from an hour of highly anticipated budget talks with... Read More

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., emerged with a smile from an hour of highly anticipated budget talks with President Joe Biden on Wednesday, but gave no indication how quickly next steps will progress to avoid a default on the national debt. “The president and... Read More

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February 6, 2023
by Dan McCue
Patent Activity Surges at National Renewable Energy Lab

WASHINGTON — The number of patents received by researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory surged last year, with the... Read More

WASHINGTON — The number of patents received by researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory surged last year, with the lab receiving a total of 57 during the just concluded 2022 fiscal year, 10 more than awarded in 2021. In... Read More

February 6, 2023
by Dan McCue
DOE Starts Fellowship Program to Advance Community Solar

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy is looking for energy professionals to work with state and regional organizations to... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy is looking for energy professionals to work with state and regional organizations to make community solar subscriptions more accessible to low-income households. The fellowship, which will require relocating to the District of Columbia,... Read More

February 6, 2023
by Dan McCue
Israeli Company Sues Meta Over Public Data Issue

NETANYA, Israel — Bright Data, one of the world’s leading web data platforms, is suing Meta, stating the owner of... Read More

NETANYA, Israel — Bright Data, one of the world’s leading web data platforms, is suing Meta, stating the owner of Facebook and Instagram is wrongly claiming public user data as its own, violating the spirit of openness on which the... Read More

Washington Needs to Champion Breakthroughs on Organ Transplants

Thanks to better treatments for more diseases like cancer and heart disease, Americans are living longer and life after 60... Read More

Thanks to better treatments for more diseases like cancer and heart disease, Americans are living longer and life after 60 is becoming more active and productive. The trend is expanding, because by 2030 about one in five Americans will be... Read More

Sinema's Split From Democrats Shows Party Discord in Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) — Kyrsten Sinema won Democrats a U.S. Senate seat from Arizona for the first time in a generation... Read More

PHOENIX (AP) — Kyrsten Sinema won Democrats a U.S. Senate seat from Arizona for the first time in a generation thanks in no small part to unity in her party and division among Republicans. That Democratic unity of 2018 was... Read More

National Enquirer, Caught in 'Catch-and-Kill' Scandal, Sold

The National Enquirer, the scandal-plagued tabloid that engaged in “catch-and-kill” practices to bury stories about Donald Trump during his presidential campaign, has... Read More

The National Enquirer, the scandal-plagued tabloid that engaged in “catch-and-kill” practices to bury stories about Donald Trump during his presidential campaign, has been sold. VVIP is buying the National Examiner and another tabloid, the Globe, from magazine publisher a360 Media in an... Read More

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