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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$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
US Consulate in Herat, Afghanistan, Attacked
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Sep 12, 2013 11:59 PM Story from International DANA HUGHES, ABC News
Secretary of State John Kerry to Talk Boston Bombing, Syria in Russia
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May 06, 2013 02:40 PM Story from International DANA HUGHES, ABC News
NBA Star's 'Abject Negligence' Cited in Gold Smuggling Scam
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Jan 24, 2012 12:19 PM Story from International DANA HUGHES, ABC News
Kerry Meets One-on-One with Iran's Foreign Minister
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Sep 26, 2013 11:52 AM Story from International DANA HUGHES, ABC News
Could the Vuvuzela Be Banned From World Cup?
FIFA, vuvuzela, World Cup, soccer, horn, noise, cacophony, bees, football, national anthems, South Africa, Dana Hughes
Jun 14, 2010 08:31 AM Story from International/Media DANA HUGHES, ABC News
Pirate-Held British Couple Reunited, But Not Released
Paul, Rachel, Chandler, Somalia, Pirates, couple, reunited, ransom, money, government, British, Chatham House, security, Foreign Secretary, David Miliband, no-ransom policy, bargain, Dana Hughes
Feb 01, 2010 09:30 AM Story from International DANA HUGHES, ABC News
Zuma's Woes: 3 Wives, 1 Fiance and an Out-of-Wedlock Child
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Feb 08, 2010 05:27 PM Story from International DANA HUGHES, ABC News
Thousands Turn Out for Funeral of South African White Supremacist
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Apr 09, 2010 10:38 AM Story from International DANA HUGHES, ABC News
President of Botswana Says No Short, Fat Wife for Him
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Dec 06, 2010 01:15 PM Story from International DANA HUGHES, ABC News
'Danger' Akuku Dies and Leaves Behind 100 Widows
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Oct 04, 2010 12:40 PM Story from International DANA HUGHES, ABC News
Uganda's President Wants Another Rap ... And Another Term
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Nov 11, 2010 12:15 PM Story from International DANA HUGHES, ABC News
1,000 Kenyan Teachers Fired for Sexually Abusing Young Girls
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Oct 08, 2010 01:36 PM Story from International DANA HUGHES, ABC News
Somalia Politicians Fight Insurgents, and Each Other
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Sep 21, 2010 03:53 PM Story from International DANA HUGHES, ABC News
Olympic Skier From, Uh ... Ethiopia
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Feb 12, 2010 03:42 PM Story from International DANA HUGHES, ABC News
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