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Daniel Hicks is a journalist, network television news producer, sustainability analyst, public educator and former digital editor for WLRN-Miami Herald News in Miami, where he managed online content and developed WLRN.org's environment beat.
Daniel covered global political, business and entertainment content for NBC News, NBC Today, NBC News Channel, MSNBC and CNBC. While at CNBC in Los Angeles, Daniel covered the entertainment sector and created the network’s first and only sustainability and green business series sponsored by Toyota and British Petroleum.
He received an Emmy nomination for breaking news of the Heaven’s Gate tragedy in 1997, and in the autumn of 1998, he covered the historic national election from Berlin, Germany as a correspondent for MSNBC through a fellowship with the Arthur F. Burns Foundation in Washington, D.C.
As a consultant, Daniel has worked with organizations to improve their communications strategies. At the University of California, Berkeley in 2000, he compiled and wrote an in-depth analysis for reforming and modernizing campus research communications that later served as a blueprint for the entire UC system. He recently wrote guidance for modernizing sports information at UCLA.
As a GRI-certified sustainability analyst, he lectures publicly on the emerging area of integrated corporate reporting and is founder of global services firm Florida Sustainability Partners.
Earlier in his professional career, Daniel spent almost five years in Tokyo writing and editing for the English-language newspaper, The Daily Yomiuri. A sampling of his extensive travel background and academic sabbaticals include Australia, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Nepal, Russia, South Korea and Thailand. He is learning Spanish.
Daniel is a graduate of both Columbia University’s School of Journalism in New York and UCLA, where he specialized in economics, political science and most recently, financial accounting.