Sept. 1, 2008— -- Dan Harris was named anchor of "World News Sunday" in November 2006. In addition to that role, he is a New York-based correspondent for ABC News' broadcasts and platforms, including "World News with Diane Sawyer," "Good Morning America," "Nightline," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio.
Harris joined ABC News in March 2000. He has covered many of the biggest stories in recent years. He has reported from such diverse datelines as: Ground Zero, Pakistan, Afghanistan, South Korea, Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank. He has also spent many months in Iraq -- both before and after the US-led invasion.
Domestically, Harris covered the presidential campaigns of Howard Dean and John Kerry. He also reported on the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the cultural and political impact of Christian Conservatives.
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. His accolades include an Associated Press Award for political coverage, a regional Emmy for feature stories and a duPont Award for in-depth coverage.
A graduate of Colby College in Waterville, Maine, Harris was raised in Newton, Mass., a suburb of Boston. He currently lives in New York City.