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... 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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Hillary Clinton Calls Benghazi Scrutiny 'More of a Reason to Run' in 2016
DANA HUGHES
Jun 09, 2014 04:30 PM Story from Politics DANA HUGHES, ABC News
Hillary Clinton Talks of Benghazi's Personal Toll
DANA HUGHES
Jun 09, 2014 08:58 PM Story from Politics DANA HUGHES, ABC News
Hillary Clinton Won't Second Guess President Obama's 'Very Hard Choice' On Bergdahl
LIZ KREUTZ and DANA HUGHES
Jun 06, 2014 01:00 PM Story from Politics LIZ KREUTZ and DANA HUGHES, ABC News
The Troubles Tracking Abducted Girls in Boko Haram's Nigerian Forest
DANA HUGHES and LEE FERRAN
May 08, 2014 03:59 AM Story from Blotter DANA HUGHES and LEE FERRAN, ABC News
Diplomatic Rivals Form Unlikely Dream Team?
DANA HUGHES and COLLEEN CURRY
Mar 05, 2014 10:35 AM Story from International DANA HUGHES and COLLEEN CURRY, ABC News
Top Al-Shabab Leader Killed in Airstrike, Pentagon Confirms
LUIS MARTINEZ and DANA HUGHES
Sep 05, 2014 12:40 PM Story from International LUIS MARTINEZ and DANA HUGHES, ABC News
Hip-Hop in Politics: What a Difference a Generation Makes
DANA HUGHES
Feb 13, 2013 06:26 PM Story from Politics/OTUS DANA HUGHES, ABC News
Hillary Clinton's Political Future? It's In the Stars
DANA HUGHES
May 04, 2012 03:10 PM Story from Politics/OTUS DANA HUGHES, ABC News
John Kerry Concedes Iran Is Moving Closer to Possessing Nuclear Weapon
DANA HUGHES
Mar 05, 2013 09:59 AM Story from Politics/Politics DANA HUGHES, ABC News
George Clooney Arrested at Sudanese Embassy
DANA HUGHES
Mar 16, 2012 11:09 AM Story from Politics/OTUS DANA HUGHES, ABC News
As Syria Conflict Rages On, Clinton's Rhetoric Intensifies
DANA HUGHES
Jun 13, 2012 04:53 PM Story from Politics DANA HUGHES, ABC News
Will a No-Fly Zone Really Work in Syria?
DANA HUGHES
Jun 14, 2013 05:22 PM Story from Politics DANA HUGHES, ABC News
Hillary Clinton Stands by Benghazi Testimony
DANA HUGHES
Jan 29, 2013 03:23 PM Story from Politics DANA HUGHES, ABC News
Hillary Clinton Talks About Her Future, Politics and Hair
DANA HUGHES
Dec 12, 2012 12:14 PM Story from Politics DANA HUGHES, ABC News
Syria's Sarin More Potent Than What Saddam Had, UN Says
DANA HUGHES
Sep 16, 2013 06:17 PM Story from Politics DANA HUGHES, ABC News
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