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

June 4, 2019
by Dan McCue
Trump Administration Halts Cruises to Cuba Under New Rules

The Trump administration put an end to the most popular way to travel from the United States to Cuba, Tuesday... Read More

The Trump administration put an end to the most popular way to travel from the United States to Cuba, Tuesday banning cruise ships from calling on ports in the communist nation. The ban goes into effect Wednesday, when the change in regulation is published in the... Read More

June 4, 2019
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court to Wade Into Piracy's Murky Waters With Blackbeard Copyright Case

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal involving both the 18th century pirate Blackbeard and the question of... Read More

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal involving both the 18th century pirate Blackbeard and the question of whether a state can be sued for using another's copyrighted work without permission. At the center of the case are images of the remains of a... Read More

May 31, 2019
by Dan McCue
Woodward Says Pentagon Gripped By 'High Anxiety' Over Trump

Legendary Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward says there's a sense at the Pentagon that the military is the last institution... Read More

Legendary Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward says there's a sense at the Pentagon that the military is the last institution in America that is working, and a real concern among members of the Joint Chiefs about what President Donald Trump might do next. Woodward offered that... Read More

May 31, 2019
by Dan McCue
Circuit Judge Blocks Missouri from Suspending License of State's Only Abortion Clinic

A circuit court judge in St. Louis on Friday stepped in to block Missouri officials from taking away the license... Read More

A circuit court judge in St. Louis on Friday stepped in to block Missouri officials from taking away the license of the state's only abortion clinic. The decision by St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Michael Stelzer to issue a temporary restraining order came just hours before... Read More

May 31, 2019
by Dan McCue
Poll Finds Americans Say Health Care Costs Their Most Pressing Financial Problem

Americans are more likely to name healthcare costs than any other issue when asked to say what is the most... Read More

Americans are more likely to name healthcare costs than any other issue when asked to say what is the most important financial problem facing their family, a recent Gallup poll found. In a survey conducted April 17-30, 17 percent of respondents named health care costs as... Read More

May 30, 2019
by Dan McCue
Delaney Takes Issue With DNC's New Debate Qualification Thresholds

Former Maryland Representative John Delaney has sent a letter to Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez, asking him to explain... Read More

Former Maryland Representative John Delaney has sent a letter to Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez, asking him to explain the party's decision to change the qualifications candidates must meet to appear in the Democrats third presidential primary debate. On Wednesday, the DNC imposed more stringent... Read More

May 30, 2019
by Dan McCue
Louisiana Governor Says He'll Sign 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said Thursday that he will sign a strict new abortion law barring the procedure once... Read More

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said Thursday that he will sign a strict new abortion law barring the procedure once a heartbeat is detectable -- a point that comes before many women realize they are pregnant. In a written statement, Edwards said "I ran for governor... Read More

May 30, 2019
by Dan McCue
Nevada Governor Signs Bill Restoring Voting Rights to Former Felons

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed a sweeping criminal justice reform bill Wednesday that will restore the voting rights of ex-felons,... Read More

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed a sweeping criminal justice reform bill Wednesday that will restore the voting rights of ex-felons, a measure he said will re-enfranchise 77,000 people when it goes into effect on July 1. Sisolak, a Democrat and outspoken proponent of election reforms ranging... Read More

May 30, 2019
by Dan McCue
Lawsuit Claims Mississippi Employs Racist Means to Keep Blacks Out of Statewide Office

A federal lawsuit filed in Jackson, Mississippi claims the state unlawfully continues to employ a racist provision inserted in its... Read More

A federal lawsuit filed in Jackson, Mississippi claims the state unlawfully continues to employ a racist provision inserted in its constitution in the 1890s to prevent African Americans from being elected governor or to any other statewide office. In a complaint filed Thursday, the four plaintiffs... Read More

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