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

April 16, 2019
by Dan McCue
Mueller and His Investigation Still Largely An Enigma On Eve of Report's Release

On Thursday, the world will get its first real, if redacted, look at the final report detailing Special Counsel Robert... Read More

On Thursday, the world will get its first real, if redacted, look at the final report detailing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and the Trump campaign's alleged collusion with those activities. Throughout it all, Mueller himself has remained stoically... Read More

April 16, 2019
by Dan McCue
Oregon's Read Is Steeped In Public Service, Embracing Opportunities

Tobias Read chuckled. The Oregon state treasurer wasn't long into a conversation when his caller asked why it is that... Read More

Tobias Read chuckled. The Oregon state treasurer wasn't long into a conversation when his caller asked why it is that his colleagues in government speak so highly of him. After a self-effacing pause, Read said he's just been lucky. "I was lucky enough to have parents... Read More

April 15, 2019
by Dan McCue
North Carolina Lawmakers Open Door to Qualifying More Voter IDs for 2020

A bill filed in the North Carolina House of Representatives last week would ease some standards that identification cards issued... Read More

A bill filed in the North Carolina House of Representatives last week would ease some standards that identification cards issued by state colleges, universities and other institutions have to meet before they can be used as photo Voter ID in the 2020 elections. The legislation, which... Read More

April 12, 2019
by Dan McCue
SCOTUS Case Preview: The Rights of An Unconscious Motorist

This is one of five noteworthy Supreme Court cases that will be heard between April 16 and April 23. You... Read More

This is one of five noteworthy Supreme Court cases that will be heard between April 16 and April 23. You can read the other previews here: April 16: Should State Law Govern Offshore Wages? April 16: Due Process and Trusts April 17: Election Fraud April 23:... Read More

April 12, 2019
by Dan McCue
SCOTUS Case Preview: Census Citizenship Question

This is one of five noteworthy Supreme Court cases that will be heard between April 16 and April 23. You... Read More

This is one of five noteworthy Supreme Court cases that will be heard between April 16 and April 23. You can read the other previews here: April 16: Should State Law Govern Offshore Wages? April 16: Due Process and Trusts April 17: Election Fraud April 23:... Read More

April 12, 2019
by Dan McCue
SCOTUS Case Preview: Election Fraud

This is one of five noteworthy Supreme Court cases that will be heard between April 16 and April 23. You... Read More

This is one of five noteworthy Supreme Court cases that will be heard between April 16 and April 23. You can read the other previews here: April 16: Should State Law Govern Offshore Wages? April 16: Due Process and Trusts April 23: Census Citizenship Question April... Read More

April 12, 2019
by Dan McCue
SCOTUS Case Preview: Due Process and Trusts

This is one of five noteworthy Supreme Court cases that will be heard between April 16 and April 23. You... Read More

This is one of five noteworthy Supreme Court cases that will be heard between April 16 and April 23. You can read the other previews here: April 16: Should State Law Govern Offshore Wages? April 17: Election Fraud April 23: Census Citizenship Question April 23: The... Read More

April 12, 2019
by Dan McCue
SCOTUS Case Preview: Should State Law Govern Offshore Wages?

This is one of five noteworthy Supreme Court cases that will be heard between April 16 and April 23. You... Read More

This is one of five noteworthy Supreme Court cases that will be heard between April 16 and April 23. You can read the other previews here: April 16: Due Process and Trusts April 17: Election Fraud April 23: Census Citizenship Question April 23: The Rights of... Read More

April 12, 2019
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Poised to Tackle Census Question, Wages for Offshore Oil Workers and More

After a relatively quiet start to the month, oral arguments resume before the U.S. Supreme Court next week with several... Read More

After a relatively quiet start to the month, oral arguments resume before the U.S. Supreme Court next week with several noteworthy cases on the docket. As is their custom, the justices have scheduled hearings on cases that resolved splits among the nation’s circuit courts on applicable... Read More

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