Dan Weisman

Dan Weisman is a longtime, award-winning writer and editor who was a fellow in online journalism at Knight Digital Media Center at the University of Southern California Annenberg School of Journalism. Founder and editor of numerous online journalism projects, including The Escondido Grapevine and before that, Ah-Ha Rancho Santa Fe News, he has won first-place awards from the California Newspaper Publishers Association and Florida Press Association for news coverage and investigative reporting. He has a BA with honors from Rice University and MA in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Weisman has worked as an editor and reporter at such outlets as the Sacramento Bee, North County (San Diego) Times, Arkansas Democrat, Albuquerque Journal, St. Petersburg Times and UPI. He edited the East County Californian, Carmel Valley Leader and Rancho Santa Fe Record and Valley Roadrunner in California and Bogalusa Daily News in Louisiana.

Recent Work

Rep. Duncan Hunter Tries to Remain Relevant Featured
Rep. Duncan Hunter Tries to Remain Relevant
February 27, 2019
by Dan Weisman

Indicted for campaign finance fraud and awaiting a September federal court trial, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-50th District, CA.) does what he can to remain relevant. Although he has been banished from congressional committees, and doesn’t respond to non-conservative media outlets, Hunter has continued to make controversial... Read More

Meet the New San Diego Border Barrier Spotlight
Meet the New San Diego Border Barrier
February 23, 2019
by Dan Weisman

It's kind of like a bait-and-switch along 14 miles of the San Diego border barrier, or maybe similar to the new and improved status sometimes awarded to reconstituted cereal brands. Or call it peaches, as President Trump said for all he cares in early January. You... Read More

Rancho Santa Fe Assemblyman Switches from Republican to Democrat Political News
Rancho Santa Fe Assemblyman Switches from Republican to Democrat
January 26, 2019
by Dan Weisman

If you can't beat them, join them. State Assemblyman Brian Maienschein went from red to blue Thursday, Jan. 24. Maienschein announced at the State Capitol in Sacramento a switch from the Republican Party to the... Read More

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