Dana Hughes

Dana Hughes

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Dana Hughes is an ABC News Digital Reporter covering the State Department and Foreign Affairs based in Washington, DC since 2007. Hughes was an ABC News reporter covering... Read More »

Dana Hughes is an ABC News Digital Reporter covering the State Department and Foreign Affairs based in Washington, DC since 2007. Hughes was an ABC News reporter covering Africa, based in Nairobi, Kenya. In this role she contributed on- and off-air reporting to all ABC News broadcasts, ABC News Radio and ABC NewsOne, the network's affiliate news service, and also regularly files for ABC News' digital platforms, including ABCNEWS.com, ABC News NOW and ABC News' webcasts.

Previously, Hughes covered Africa for ABC News platforms, reporting on Kenya's response to Osama bin Laden's death, historic post-election violence in Kenya, as well as elections in Ghana and Zimbabwe. She was also part of ABC News' 2008 election coverage, reporting from the ancestral home of President Barack Obama's father and the African response to the U.S. election. She won an Emmy in 2009 as part of the ABC team reporting on the inauguration President Obama. Hughes reported from South Sudan during the country's historic referendum vote and contributed to ABC's news coverage of the 2011 Somalia Famine.

Before this position, Hughes was an associate producer for ABC News' Investigative Unit, where she helped produce stories for all ABC News broadcasts and platforms, as well as the "The Blotter," the Investigative Unit's widely-read webpage on ABCNEWS.com.

Hughes won a 2006 Gracie Allen Award for the "20/20" and "Nightline" reports "The Dark Side of Cancun," where she traveled to Mexico, shooting undercover to expose the underbelly of the popular resort town. In 2006 she received a National Headliner Award for her work on an investigation into Nigerian 419 scams. She was also a part of ABC's Investigative Unit recognized with a 2006 Peabody Award for an investigation into Congressman Mark Foley and other corruption in the U.S. government, and an Edward R. Murrow Award in 2008 for the "20/20" report on prescription drug errors.

Hughes joined ABC News in 2005 as a Carnegie Corporation Fellow working with the ABC News Investigative Unit, where she examined the safety of nuclear reactors on college campuses. Before joining ABC, she worked as a writer and editor for the Ford Foundation.

A graduate with a BA from Colorado State University and a MS with honors distinction from The Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University, Hughes was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in Berlin, Germany for young journalists in 2006. She also attended the London School of Economics and Politics as a Hansard Scholar, where she worked in the British House of Commons.

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Bill Clinton 'Surprised' at Black Hawk Down Raid
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Apr 18, 2014 06:47 PM Blog Entry from Politics Dana Hughes, ABC News
20 Years After Rwanda Genocide, Regret and Remembrance
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Apr 07, 2014 02:57 PM Blog Entry from News Dana Hughes, ABC News
UN Rights Expert Calls Redskins Name 'Hurtful'
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Apr 11, 2014 06:04 PM Blog Entry from Politics Dana Hughes, ABC News
Bill Clinton Regrets Rwanda Now (Not So Much In 1994)
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Feb 28, 2014 05:06 PM Blog Entry from Politics Dana Hughes, ABC News
Russia May Not Stop at Crimea, NATO Chief Warns
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Mar 19, 2014 08:15 PM Blog Entry from Politics Dana Hughes, ABC News
Secretary Kerry: Syrian Embassy Was 'An Insult'
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Mar 18, 2014 04:00 PM Blog Entry from Politics Dana Hughes, ABC News
Fergie Goes to DC - Takes Selfie Near White House
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Mar 20, 2014 04:55 PM Blog Entry from Politics Dana Hughes, ABC News
Biden: Sign Up For Obamacare So Law Can 'Last Forever'
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Mar 21, 2014 03:49 PM Blog Entry from Politics Dana Hughes, ABC News
John Kerry to Russia: You Lost the Cold War, Get Over It
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Mar 18, 2014 06:26 PM Blog Entry from Politics Dana Hughes, ABC News
Clinton WH Memo on Handling Terrorism: 'Send a Muslim!'
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Mar 14, 2014 05:12 PM Blog Entry from Politics Dana Hughes, ABC News
Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o Is 'the Pride of Africa'
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Mar 03, 2014 03:56 PM Blog Entry from Entertainment Dana Hughes, ABC News
Diplomatic Rivals Form Unlikely Dream Team?
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Mar 05, 2014 10:35 AM Story from International DANA HUGHES and COLLEEN CURRY, ABC News
$1B Later, US Claims Anti-Terror Victory in Somalia
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Jan 17, 2013 08:40 PM Story from Blotter DANA HUGHES, ABC News
Hillary Clinton Discharged From Hospital
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Jan 02, 2013 07:19 PM Blog Entry from Politics Dana Hughes, ABC News
John Kerry Tears Up During Smooth Confirmation Hearing
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Jan 24, 2013 11:32 AM Blog Entry from Politics Dana Hughes, ABC News
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