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

January 24, 2023
by Dan McCue
2022 Was Deadly Year for Journalists, Media Workers, Report Says

NEW YORK – As many as 67 journalists and media workers died violently in 2020, an increase of nearly 50%... Read More

NEW YORK – As many as 67 journalists and media workers died violently in 2020, an increase of nearly 50% from 2021, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. The New York-based nonprofit attributed the increase to the large number of journalists killed while covering the... Read More

January 24, 2023
by Dan McCue
A Probiotic May Control Serious Antibiotic-Resistant Staph Infection

WASHINGTON — A probiotic may be effective in cleansing the body of staph-related super infections, according to a new study... Read More

WASHINGTON — A probiotic may be effective in cleansing the body of staph-related super infections, according to a new study from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Though they say more research is needed, a press release on the institute’s website stated that their... Read More

January 24, 2023
by Dan McCue
Bacterial Spores Inspire Novel Cancer Drug Delivery System

WASHINGTON — Scientists with the National Cancer Institute’s Center for Cancer Research have come up with a new way to... Read More

WASHINGTON — Scientists with the National Cancer Institute’s Center for Cancer Research have come up with a new way to get life-saving drugs directly into cancer cells, an advance they say will enable more effective treatments for cancer with fewer side effects. The research was originally... Read More

January 23, 2023
by Dan McCue
Ricketts Sworn In as Nebraska’s Junior Senator

WASHINGTON — Former Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts was sworn in as the U.S. Senate’s 100th senator on Monday, taking the... Read More

WASHINGTON — Former Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts was sworn in as the U.S. Senate’s 100th senator on Monday, taking the place of former Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., who retired to take a position at the University of Florida. Ricketts, a Republican who had run unsuccessfully for... Read More

January 23, 2023
by Dan McCue
Biden Administration to Host Floating Offshore Wind Summit

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Depts. of Energy, Interior, Commerce and Transportation are teaming up to hold the first ever Floating... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Depts. of Energy, Interior, Commerce and Transportation are teaming up to hold the first ever Floating Offshore Wind Shot™ Summit on Feb. 22 and 23. The virtual two-day event will bring together policymakers, experts, community leaders and innovators to discuss the Floating... Read More

January 23, 2023
by Dan McCue
EVs Take Center Stage at Washington Auto Show

WASHINGTON — Forget a weeklong vote to get a House speaker, when all is said and done, the biggest news... Read More

WASHINGTON — Forget a weeklong vote to get a House speaker, when all is said and done, the biggest news of the month may well be how electric vehicles dominated center stage at the Washington, D.C., Auto Show. The annual event returned to the Washington Convention... Read More

January 23, 2023
by Dan McCue
Consortium Releases Supply Chain ‘Road Map’ for US Offshore Wind Development

WASHINGTON — If the U.S. is going to fulfill President Biden’s goal of deploying 30 GW of offshore wind energy... Read More

WASHINGTON — If the U.S. is going to fulfill President Biden’s goal of deploying 30 GW of offshore wind energy by 2030, the government, industry stakeholders and investors will need to aggressively focus on the development of a domestic supply chain to the sector, a new... Read More

January 20, 2023
by Dan McCue
Gallego Reportedly Prepping Announcement for Senate Bid

WASHINGTON — Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., a longtime critic of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, I-Ariz., will reportedly announce the start of... Read More

WASHINGTON — Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., a longtime critic of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, I-Ariz., will reportedly announce the start of his bid to oust her on Monday. Gallego, the chair of BOLD PAC, the political arm of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, plans to make the announcement... Read More

January 20, 2023
by Dan McCue
Panel Named to Work on New Dietary Guidelines

WASHINGTON — Twenty nationally recognized public health and nutrition experts have been tapped by the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and... Read More

WASHINGTON — Twenty nationally recognized public health and nutrition experts have been tapped by the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services to help draft the nation’s revised dietary guidelines. The first meeting of the new Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee will be Feb. 9-10,... Read More

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February 3, 2023
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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... Read More

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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... Read More

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