Dan Harris is a well-known American journalist who currently works for ABC News as an anchor for Nightline and a weekend co-anchor for Good Morning America. He also hosts the game show 500 Questions, which he took over from Richard Quest on March 1, 2016. He also appeared on ABC shows like 20/20 and World News Tonight, which he co-hosted with David Muir. In addition, he has covered a wide range of stories from around the world.
Early Life and Education of Dan Harris
Daniel B. Harris was born in the United States on July 26, 1971, in Newton, Massachusetts. His current age is 50, and his zodiac sign is Leo.
His father, Jay R. Harris, is the chairman of the Havard University Radiation Oncology residency program, and his mother, Nancy Lee Harris, is a pathologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and an expert on lymphomas. Matthew Charmicael Harris, a venture capitalist, is his only sibling. Harris is an American with a Caucasian ethnicity.
In terms of Harris’ educational background, he graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine in 1993.
Who is Dan Harris Wife?
Dan Harris is married to Dr. Bianca Harris, with whom he has a son. Despite identifying as “half-Jewish and culturally Jewish,” he is a Buddhist.
What is the Net Worth of Dan Harris?
Harris’ net worth is estimated to be around $2 million. Dan earns approximately $64,432 as a correspondent.
What are the Body Measurements of Dan Harris?
Harris stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 70 kilograms. As a result, Dan has black hair and hazel eyes.
Awards and Nominations
He received an Edward R. Murrow Award for his reporting on a young Iraqi man who was given the assistance he needed to come to America, and he received an Emmy Award in 2009 for his Nightline documentary, “How to Buy a Child in Ten Hours.”
Both his alma mater, Colby College, and the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts awarded him honorary doctorates.
Rumors and Controversy
Harris had a panic attack on Good Morning America live in 2004. Furthermore, he became embroiled in a controversy after admitting to his drug problems in a blog post and even claiming that they were the primary cause of his panic attack.
Professional Career of Dan Harris
Harris began his broadcasting career as a news anchor for WLBZ in Bangor, Maine. He then worked for WCSH in Portland, Maine, for two years as an anchor and political reporter. From 1997 to 2000, he was an anchor for New England Cable News.
He joined ABC News in the year 2000. He hosted World News Sunday from 2006 to 2011, and he currently hosts World News, ABC World News Tonight weekend editions, and Nightline. He also frequently contributes to World News. He also hosted ABC’s Hurricane Katrina coverage in September 2005. He was named the new weekend co-anchor of Good Morning America in October 2010. Similarly, he was named Nightline co-anchor in October 2013, succeeding Bill Weir.
In addition to covering natural disasters and mass shootings, as well as reporting from multiple conflict zones, Harris has led the network’s coverage of religion, particularly evangelicalism, and once spent 48 hours in solitary confinement for a piece on criminal justice. On March 1, 2016, it was announced that Harris would take over as host of the game show 500 Questions in place of Richard Quest.
Harris promotes meditation and uses a technique for tracking one’s breath. His “10% Happier” podcasts feature interviews with other meditators. Harris’s book, 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works — a True Story, was published in March 2014.
Similarly, Harris has stated that an on-air panic attack in 2004 prompted him to examine himself, abstain from drugs, and embrace meditation. In his book, Harris describes how he overcame the apparent conflict between meditation-induced calm and the fierce competitiveness required for success as a TV news journalist.