Dan joined the station in 2004 as producer of WNYC’s All Things Considered and later moved on to Morning Edition. He works closely with the show’s host to keep the content interesting and fresh. He also handles breaking news, such as the transit strike, and reports on a variety of stories, ranging from the court battle over same sex marriage to the efforts to bring a NASCAR race track to Staten Island.
Morning News by the #'s
Thursday, March 05, 2009
$1.9B - That's how much Medicaid funding the City is expecting Governor Paterson to allocate from the federal stimulus money. Mayor Bloomberg says the city deserves an additional $200M to $500M.
2328 - The number of homeless people volunteers spotted in this year's homeless count. It's a 30 percent drop from last year. Advocates for the homeless doubt the numbers are accurate.
100 - How many nurses will get training from the city's new partnership with the CUNY nursing school. NYC faces a nursing shortage. Council Speaker Christine Quinn estimates by 2020, the city will have 7,000 fewer nurses than needed.
15 months - How much longer New Yorkers are living compared to 2001. Read all the findings from the latest city health survey.