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

May 24, 2024
by Dan McCue
Drowning Deaths On the Rise in the United States

WASHINGTON — After decades of decline, drowning deaths are once again on the rise in the United States, according to... Read More

WASHINGTON — After decades of decline, drowning deaths are once again on the rise in the United States, according to a new Vital Signs study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Over 4,500 people died due to drowning each year from 2020 to 2022,... Read More

May 24, 2024
by Dan McCue
Environmentalists, Others Assail Proposed Farm Bill Language on Biomass

WASHINGTON — More than 130 groups, ranging from the Alaska Wilderness League to the Western Watersheds Project, signed on to... Read More

WASHINGTON — More than 130 groups, ranging from the Alaska Wilderness League to the Western Watersheds Project, signed on to a letter this week opposing proposed language in the House version of the Farm Bill that would deem biomass worthy of federal clean energy tax credits.... Read More

May 24, 2024
by Dan McCue
Tornado Outbreak Takes Down Massive Wind Turbines in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa — A tornado outbreak across much of the Midwest earlier this week brought utter devastation to the... Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa — A tornado outbreak across much of the Midwest earlier this week brought utter devastation to the city of Greenfield, Iowa, and wreaked havoc on nearby wind farms located in Adair County. Until Tuesday’s tornado, Greenfield’s claim to fame had been that it... Read More

May 22, 2024
by Dan McCue
CDC Identifies Second Human Bird Flu Case in US

ATLANTA — A Michigan farmworker became the second individual in the United States this year confirmed to have contracted the... Read More

ATLANTA — A Michigan farmworker became the second individual in the United States this year confirmed to have contracted the bird flu after exposure to infected livestock, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday. The individual had only mild symptoms of infection with the... Read More

May 22, 2024
by Dan McCue
Republican National Headquarters Locked Down in Hazmat Scare

WASHINGTON — The headquarters of the Republican National Committee was briefly locked down Wednesday morning after a suspicious package containing... Read More

WASHINGTON — The headquarters of the Republican National Committee was briefly locked down Wednesday morning after a suspicious package containing vials of blood was delivered to the address. The package was reportedly addressed to former President Donald Trump. U.S. Capitol Police later confirmed that two vials... Read More

May 22, 2024
by Dan McCue
Senators Say State Abortion Ban Causing Exodus of Women’s Health Care Providers

WASHINGTON — A trio of Democratic senators assailed abortion bans in Republican-led states on Tuesday, pointing to a new report... Read More

WASHINGTON — A trio of Democratic senators assailed abortion bans in Republican-led states on Tuesday, pointing to a new report that suggests those laws are forcing women’s health care providers to turn away patients, shut down practices and abandon those states altogether for fear of prosecution... Read More

May 21, 2024
by Dan McCue
Preparations Underway on Capitol Hill for Memorial Day Concert

WASHINGTON — The sky smiled Tuesday on workers preparing for this weekend’s annual national Memorial Day Concert on the West... Read More

WASHINGTON — The sky smiled Tuesday on workers preparing for this weekend’s annual national Memorial Day Concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. As scaffolding and lighting was lifted into place, a pair of American flags waved in a gentle breeze above the tented... Read More

May 21, 2024
by Dan McCue
With Memorial Day Approaching, White House Moves to Keep Gas Prices Low

WASHINGTON — With Memorial Day weekend fast approaching and the summer driving season just around the corner, the Biden administration... Read More

WASHINGTON — With Memorial Day weekend fast approaching and the summer driving season just around the corner, the Biden administration announced it will sell 1 million barrels of gasoline from federal reserves to lower prices at the pump for all Americans. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said... Read More

May 20, 2024
by Dan McCue
BLM Proposes Change to Mining Rules in Montana

MILES CITY, Mont. — Though coal mining will continue for the foreseeable future at two Montana mines, those leases will... Read More

MILES CITY, Mont. — Though coal mining will continue for the foreseeable future at two Montana mines, those leases will not be renewed under a plan published by the Bureau of Land Management. Last week the agency issued a supplemental environmental impact statement and proposed amendment... Read More

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May 25, 2024
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US House Voids DC Law Allowing Non-Citizens to Vote

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate is now set to decide whether the District of Columbia’s controversial law that allows non-citizens... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate is now set to decide whether the District of Columbia’s controversial law that allows non-citizens to vote in local elections survives. The House this week approved a measure to cancel the law. “Allowing noncitizens —... Read More

May 24, 2024
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Drowning Deaths On the Rise in the United States

WASHINGTON — After decades of decline, drowning deaths are once again on the rise in the United States, according to... Read More

WASHINGTON — After decades of decline, drowning deaths are once again on the rise in the United States, according to a new Vital Signs study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Over 4,500 people died due to drowning... Read More

May 24, 2024
by Dan McCue
Environmentalists, Others Assail Proposed Farm Bill Language on Biomass

WASHINGTON — More than 130 groups, ranging from the Alaska Wilderness League to the Western Watersheds Project, signed on to... Read More

WASHINGTON — More than 130 groups, ranging from the Alaska Wilderness League to the Western Watersheds Project, signed on to a letter this week opposing proposed language in the House version of the Farm Bill that would deem biomass worthy... Read More

May 24, 2024
by Dan McCue
Tornado Outbreak Takes Down Massive Wind Turbines in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa — A tornado outbreak across much of the Midwest earlier this week brought utter devastation to the... Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa — A tornado outbreak across much of the Midwest earlier this week brought utter devastation to the city of Greenfield, Iowa, and wreaked havoc on nearby wind farms located in Adair County. Until Tuesday’s tornado, Greenfield’s claim... Read More

May 24, 2024
by Beth McCue
Winners of DOE’s 2024 Marine Energy Collegiate Competition Announced

WASHINGTON — The winner of this year’s Marine Energy Collegiate Competition, the University of New Hampshire, took the top honors... Read More

WASHINGTON — The winner of this year’s Marine Energy Collegiate Competition, the University of New Hampshire, took the top honors for creating a surface research drifter, a buoy that uses ocean energy to collect accurate oceanic weather observations and forecasting.... Read More

HPV Vaccines Prevent Cancer in Men as Well as Women, New Research Suggests

New research suggests the HPV vaccine is preventing cancer in men, as well as in women, but fewer boys than... Read More

New research suggests the HPV vaccine is preventing cancer in men, as well as in women, but fewer boys than girls are getting the shots in the United States. The HPV vaccine was developed to prevent cervical cancer in women... Read More

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