Dan Dunkin joined News and Experts, the publicity arm of Advantage Family, following a 30-year career in daily newspapers. As a sports writer he covered numerous major events and personalities. He also wrote features in education, business and lifestyles and was a guest on TV and radio. Dunkin won writing awards in each of the three markets he worked, including two national honors from the Associated Press.
A native of Indianapolis, Dunkin attended the University of South Florida. After graduating, his first newspaper job was in Paris, Texas, which didn’t have an Eiffel Tower, he reports, though it was a wonderful place to get his feet wet. Dunkin then moved home to The Indianapolis Star, where his beats included the National Basketball Association/Indiana Pacers and Indiana University/Big Ten sports. In suburban Philadelphia, Dunkin worked 16 years for the Bucks County Courier Times and Doylestown Intelligencer as a columnist, editor and general assignment reporter.
“I’ve had a passion for writing since before I learned how to type,” he says. “Journalism was a great way to learn about many things and people. Having worked at newspapers, I know how editors and writers think and what makes a good story.”
Dan loves spending time with his son, Matt, and daughter, Lily, and hitting various beaches and eateries. He loves shooting hoops and, as a native Hoosier, he’s a basketball junkie, especially watching the colleges and NBA. He is also an avid reader, enjoys working out, and likes to take spontaneous road trips to make cool discoveries.