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
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
Former James Ray Employee: Paramedics Mistook Sweat Lodge for 'Mass Suicide'
Dec 09, 2009 08:14 AM Story from Nightline DAN HARRIS, ABC News
The Two Coreys: America's Original Child Stars
Jul 26, 2007 06:08 PM Story from Nightline DAN HARRIS, ABC News
Shark Bite Pic Looks Bad -- but What's the Danger?
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Dec 03, 2009 09:54 AM Story from Nightline DAN HARRIS, ABC News
Octomom Doc Kamrava: 'It Was Done the Right Way'
Jul 12, 2010 02:52 PM Story from Nightline DAN HARRIS, ABC News
Missionaries Accuse Indians of Killing Babies
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Sep 22, 2008 09:59 PM Story from Nightline DAN HARRIS, ABC News
Sexy Beasts: Bonobos Make Love, Not War
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Mar 18, 2009 04:01 PM Story from Nightline DAN HARRIS, ABC News
Modern-Day Abolitionists
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Jul 05, 2008 06:16 PM Story from Nightline DAN HARRIS, ABC News
Experts: Food Airdrops Not Effective
Dan Harris
Oct 09, 2001 08:55 PM Story from International Dan Harris, ABC News
Danger Down Under: Saving Koalas from Modern Threats
Oct 07, 2010 03:07 PM Story from Nightline By DAN HARRIS, ABC News
Angry in America: Inside Alex Jones' World
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Oct 02, 2010 05:26 PM Story from Nightline DAN HARRIS, ABC News
How to Buy a Child in 10 Hours
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Jul 07, 2008 06:23 PM Story from Nightline DAN HARRIS, ABC News
How a Sex Offender Evaded the System
children in America, but got lost in the system. Read the original story HERE and watch ABC's Dan Harris' latest report on the Michael Dodd case HERE .
Jul 12, 2011 06:35 PM Story from International DAN HARRIS, ABC News
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