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 14, 2024
by Dan McCue
James Clyburn Steps Down From House Leadership Role

WASHINGTON — Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., whose influence during the 2020 South Carolina Democratic primary helped propel President Joe Biden... Read More

WASHINGTON — Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., whose influence during the 2020 South Carolina Democratic primary helped propel President Joe Biden to the White House, said Thursday he is stepping down from his party leadership position in the House. In a post on X, the social media... Read More

February 14, 2024
by Dan McCue
COVID Vax, Booster During Pregnancy Bolsters Protections for Newborns

WASHINGTON — Women who receive an mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccination or booster during pregnancy can provide their infants with significant protection... Read More

WASHINGTON — Women who receive an mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccination or booster during pregnancy can provide their infants with significant protection against COVID-19 for at least six months after birth, a new study found. The research was conducted by the Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Consortium and published... Read More

February 13, 2024
by Dan McCue
CDC Publishes First Comprehensive Testing Recommendations for Syphilis

ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published its first-ever comprehensive recommendations for laboratory testing for syphilis.... Read More

ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published its first-ever comprehensive recommendations for laboratory testing for syphilis. The new guidance was published in the agency’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report last Thursday. Among other things, it includes “approaches for laboratory-based tests, point-of-care tests,... Read More

February 13, 2024
by Dan McCue
CDC Said to Be Poised to Revise COVID-19 Isolation Recommendation

ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is ready to toss its recommendation that individuals isolate themselves for... Read More

ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is ready to toss its recommendation that individuals isolate themselves for five days following a positive test for the coronavirus. The pending change, which appears slated for an April announcement, was first reported by The Washington Post.... Read More

February 13, 2024
by Dan McCue
Feds Designate Two Massive Areas for Wind Farm Development Off Oregon Coast

WASHINGTON— The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management on Monday announced it has designated two large swaths of sea off the... Read More

WASHINGTON— The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management on Monday announced it has designated two large swaths of sea off the Oregon coast as ripe for wind energy development. The two areas total roughly 195,012 acres, and according to the agency, “avoid 98% of the areas recommended... Read More

February 13, 2024
by Dan McCue
Federal Judge Tosses PhRMA Suit on Medicare Price Negotiations

AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge in Texas on Monday dismissed a PhRMA lawsuit challenging the Biden administration’s new Medicare... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge in Texas on Monday dismissed a PhRMA lawsuit challenging the Biden administration’s new Medicare drug price negotiation program, a major win for the White House, though at least eight other challenges to the initiative are still pending in other courts.... Read More

February 12, 2024
by Dan McCue
Trump Asks Supreme Court to Stay Immunity Ruling

WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court on Monday to stay a D.C. Circuit ruling that he... Read More

WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court on Monday to stay a D.C. Circuit ruling that he is not immune from federal charges for allegedly trying to unlawfully overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. In a 110-page filing, Trump’s attorneys ask... Read More

February 12, 2024
by Dan McCue
Energy Dept. to Invest $4.75M in National Center for Offshore Wind

WASHINGTON — The Department of Energy is investing $4.75 million to establish a new national center of excellence to accelerate... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Department of Energy is investing $4.75 million to establish a new national center of excellence to accelerate the development of “reliable and equitable” offshore wind power in the United States. The Academic Center for Reliability and Resilience of Offshore Wind will be led... Read More

February 12, 2024
by Dan McCue
Survey Finds Public Broadly Supports Biden’s Wind Energy Goals

WASHINGTON — A recent survey shows that large swaths of the public support President Joe Biden’s offshore wind and renewable... Read More

WASHINGTON — A recent survey shows that large swaths of the public support President Joe Biden’s offshore wind and renewable agenda, but they nevertheless continue to knock him on job performance. The survey of 2,038 adults in U.S. coastal counties was conducted late last year by... Read More

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