Dan Harris

Anchor, 'Good Morning America' Weekend Edition

Dan Harris was named co-anchor of ABC News' "Nightline" in October 2013. He is also co-anchor of the weekend edition of "Good Morning America," a position he... Read More »

Dan Harris was named co-anchor of ABC News' "Nightline" in October 2013. He is also co-anchor of the weekend edition of "Good Morning America," a position he has held since October 2010. As well, Harris files reports for "World News with Diane Sawyer," "Good Morning America," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio. For four years, he anchored "World News Sunday."

Harris joined ABC News in March 2000 and has covered many of the biggest stories in recent years. He reported on the mass shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, Aurora, Colorado and Tucson, Arizona, and natural disasters from Haiti to Myanmar to New Orleans. He has also covered combat in Afghanistan, Israel, Gaza and the West Bank, and has made six visits to Iraq.

He has traveled around the globe for ABC News, embedding with an isolated Amazonian Indian tribe, questioning drug lords in the lawless slums of Rio, and confronting the head of Philip Morris International over the sale of cigarettes to Indonesian minors. Harris has made it a priority to shine a light on the world's most vulnerable populations, producing stories about child slaves in Haiti, youths accused of witchcraft in the Congo and predatory pedophiles who travel from the U.S. to Cambodia. He has also covered endangered animals from such diverse datelines as Namibia, Madagascar, Papua New Guinea and Nepal.

Domestically, Harris has led ABC News' coverage of faith, with a particular focus on the evangelical movement. He scored one of the first interviews with former pastor Ted Haggard after his sex and drugs scandal. He has also interviewed Mormon apostles, Roman Catholic cardinals, self-help gurus, and atheists.

In other domestic coverage, Harris has reported on politics, business and criminal justice, including once spending 48 hours locked up in solitary confinement for a story about whether this form of incarceration is inhumane. In 2012 he anchored ABC News Digital's Election Night debate and inauguration coverage.

Prior to joining ABC News, Harris was an anchor at New England Cable News (NECN), the largest regional cable news network in the country, from 1997 to 2000. Before that he was an anchor and political reporter at WCSH, an NBC affiliate in Portland, Maine, for two years. He began his broadcasting career as a reporter for WLBZ, the NBC affiliate in Bangor, Maine.

Harris has been honored several times for his journalistic contributions. He received an Edward R. Murrow Award for his reporting on a young Iraqi man who received the help he needed in order to move to America, and in 2009 won an Emmy Award for his "Nightline" report, "How to Buy a Child in Ten Hours." In 2013, he received the ASPCA's Presidential Service Award for Media Excellence.

Dan wrote a book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Really Works — a True Story," that was published in March 2014 and appeared number 1 on the New York Times Bestseller List.

A graduate of Colby College in Waterville, Maine, Harris also holds honorary doctorate degrees from Colby and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. He was raised in Newton, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston, and currently lives in New York City.

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Former employees expose inner workings of Russian troll farm
Dan Harris went searching for answers at a Russian troll factory, hoping to speak to the people reportedly paid to create fake news in the U.S.
Nov 01, 2017 07:57 PM Story from International DAN HARRIS, ABC News
This high school has one main entrance requirement for its students: They have to be addicts
Nov 03, 2017 08:26 AM Story from US ERIN BRADY and DAN HARRIS, ABC News
How an On-Air Panic Attack Led Thousands of People to Meditation
A rocker, TV exec, a father and a young professional share how ABC News' Dan Harris' book helped them.
Jan 13, 2015 06:16 PM Story from Health DAN HARRIS, ABC News
Meditation Becoming More Popular Among Teens
meditation, teens, trend, 2015, calm, dan harris, meditate
Jan 02, 2015 08:27 AM Story from Lifestyle DAN HARRIS, ABC News
How Writing a Book About Meditation Threw My Own Advice Right Back in My Face
"I occasionally, to my embarrassment, found myself failing to practice what I preach," ABC News' Dan Harris writes.
Jan 13, 2015 11:25 AM Story from Lifestyle DAN HARRIS, ABC News
What's Wrong With Mindful Mayo? New York Times Reporter David Gelles Brings a Critical Eye to 'Mindfulness Inc.'
, “10% Happier with Dan Harris.” Gelles, a self-described “sporadic mediator,” wrote an op-ed
Mar 30, 2016 01:56 PM Story from Business DAN HARRIS and LAUREN EFFRON, ABC News
NY State Offers $100,000 Reward for Capture of Escaped Prisoners
Jun 07, 2015 09:29 PM Story from US DAN HARRIS and DAVID CHIU, ABC News
Former Jehovah's Witness Accuses Church of Hiding Child Abusers from Congregations
Jehovah's Witnesses, church, sexual abuse allegations, field service, jonathan kendrick, candace conti, nightline, abc news, dan harris,
Mar 12, 2015 07:11 PM Story from US DAN HARRIS and NICK CAPOTE, ABC News
Anti-Immigrant Protests Grow as Thousands of Refugees Flood Europe
refugees, syrian refugees, fleeing isis, isil, anti-immigrant protests, nightline, abc news, dan harris, germany, sweden
Dec 21, 2015 05:12 PM Story from International DAN HARRIS and JACKIE JESKO, ABC News
Sea Turtle Eggs Have Turned a Remote Costa Rican Beach Into a Battleground Between Poachers, Conservationists
Nov 07, 2015 03:51 AM Story from International DAN HARRIS and JACKIE JESKO, ABC News
Outspoken conservative Ben Shapiro on whether free speech still has a place on college campuses
Oct 20, 2017 02:04 PM Story from US DAN HARRIS, IGNACIO TORRES and LAUREN EFFRON, ABC News
'Rebel in the Rye': A rarely seen side of 'Catcher in the Rye' author J.D. Salinger
Sep 27, 2017 08:57 AM Story from Entertainment DAN HARRIS, STEFAN DOYNO and LAUREN EFFRON, ABC News
High School Football Ban Proposal Under Attack in New Hampshire
Oct 25, 2012 06:26 AM Story from US DAN HARRIS, ABC News
'Going Clear': New Book Goes Inside Controversial Church of Scientology
Jan 16, 2013 09:59 PM Story from US DAN HARRIS, ABC News
Chinese-Funded Language Classes: Motives Questioned
Oct 15, 2012 06:02 AM Story from US/Parenting DAN HARRIS, ABC News
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