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.

Dan brought home two 2023 Dateline Awards for Online Breaking News and Feature Reporting from the Washington, D.C., Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Dan is a member of the Poynter alumni network, his having completed a master class in covering climate change science and policy in a polarized world.

Dan can be reached at [email protected] and @DanMcCue

Recent Work

February 27, 2024
by Dan McCue
‘Intense’ Discussion of Ukraine Aid Overshadows Government Shutdown Talks

WASHINGTON — With Congress at a virtual standstill, President Joe Biden on Tuesday urged Republican and Democratic leaders to act... Read More

WASHINGTON — With Congress at a virtual standstill, President Joe Biden on Tuesday urged Republican and Democratic leaders to act swiftly to avoid a government shutdown and finally pass long-stalled emergency aid to Ukraine and Israel. Biden invited House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., House Minority Leader... Read More

February 27, 2024
by Dan McCue
Builders Making Solar a Standard Feature for New Homes

WASHINGTON — Four of the nation’s largest home builders have signed contracts with SunPower to pre-install its Equinox® solar systems... Read More

WASHINGTON — Four of the nation’s largest home builders have signed contracts with SunPower to pre-install its Equinox® solar systems in select communities across the country. The move by the builders — Beazer Homes, CC Homes, Meritage Homes and Toll Brothers — is seen as signaling... Read More

February 27, 2024
by Dan McCue
House Republicans Raise Questions About EV Charger Program

WASHINGTON — Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee are raising questions about the implementation of the Biden administration’s... Read More

WASHINGTON — Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee are raising questions about the implementation of the Biden administration’s electric vehicle charger subsidy program. In a letter to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, a trio of Republican lawmakers led by Committee... Read More

February 27, 2024
by Dan McCue
Energy Department to Award $366M to Projects in Tribal, Rural Communities

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy on Tuesday announced it is awarding $366 million to 17 projects intended to... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy on Tuesday announced it is awarding $366 million to 17 projects intended to bring power and much-needed clean energy upgrades to rural and remote areas across the country. Of the projects, a dozen will be undertaken on tribal lands... Read More

February 25, 2024
by Dan McCue
Trump Wins South Carolina Primary, Haley Outperforms Polls

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Former President Donald Trump soundly defeated former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley in the state Republican presidential... Read More

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Former President Donald Trump soundly defeated former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley in the state Republican presidential primary on Saturday, but she vowed to fight on and planned to be in Michigan, the next state going to the polls, on Sunday. In the... Read More

February 23, 2024
by Dan McCue
Haley Campaign Doubles Down With Seven-Figure Super Tuesday Ad Buy

CHARLESTON, S.C — Despite predictions of a potential double-digit loss in her home state, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley... Read More

CHARLESTON, S.C — Despite predictions of a potential double-digit loss in her home state, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is showing no signs of throwing in the towel on her quest for the Republican presidential nomination anytime soon. On Friday, one day before South Carolinians... Read More

February 23, 2024
by Dan McCue
Government Begins Preparing for Partial Shutdown

WASHINGTON — Federal agencies got their first concrete indication the threat of a looming government shutdown is getting serious on... Read More

WASHINGTON — Federal agencies got their first concrete indication the threat of a looming government shutdown is getting serious on Friday, as the White House Office of Management and Budget began circulating its guidance to those who will be impacted if lawmakers fail to reach a... Read More

February 22, 2024
by Dan McCue
Biden Meets With Alexei Navalny's Widow and Daughter

SAN FRANCISCO — President Joe Biden met with the late Russian dissident Alexei Navalny’s widow and daughter in California on... Read More

SAN FRANCISCO — President Joe Biden met with the late Russian dissident Alexei Navalny’s widow and daughter in California on Thursday, and later said he’d be announcing sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin, “who is responsible for his death, tomorrow." The meeting with Yulia Navalnaya and... Read More

February 22, 2024
by Dan McCue
EPA, Energy Dept. Announce Availability of $9.4M in Funding for Biofuel Projects

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy are making $9.4 million available to support “high... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy are making $9.4 million available to support “high impact” technology projects in the advanced biofuels space. The funding is being made available through the Inflation Reduction Act and will be administered by the Energy... Read More

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WASHINGTON — Republican senators at a hearing Tuesday foretold a conflict with the Biden administration over the president’s authority for recent military action in Yemen and the Red Sea. They expressed concern that the United States is sinking into war... Read More

February 27, 2024
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February 27, 2024
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Builders Making Solar a Standard Feature for New Homes

WASHINGTON — Four of the nation’s largest home builders have signed contracts with SunPower to pre-install its Equinox® solar systems... Read More

WASHINGTON — Four of the nation’s largest home builders have signed contracts with SunPower to pre-install its Equinox® solar systems in select communities across the country. The move by the builders — Beazer Homes, CC Homes, Meritage Homes and Toll... Read More

February 27, 2024
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House Republicans Raise Questions About EV Charger Program

WASHINGTON — Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee are raising questions about the implementation of the Biden administration’s... Read More

WASHINGTON — Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee are raising questions about the implementation of the Biden administration’s electric vehicle charger subsidy program. In a letter to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, a trio... Read More

February 27, 2024
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Energy Department to Award $366M to Projects in Tribal, Rural Communities

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy on Tuesday announced it is awarding $366 million to 17 projects intended to... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy on Tuesday announced it is awarding $366 million to 17 projects intended to bring power and much-needed clean energy upgrades to rural and remote areas across the country. Of the projects, a dozen... Read More

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