Dan Rodricks Biography
Dan Rodricks is a journalist from the United States. He currently works as a columnist for The Baltimore Sun. Dan used to be the host of the Roughly Speaking podcast for baltimoresun.com. Previously, the journalist had a two-hour daily conversation show called Midday, which broadcast on WYPR FM 88.1 in Baltimore, an NPR station. Dan also hosted “Rodricks For Breakfast” on WMAR-TV (Channel 2.1)
He moved to Baltimore from New England in 1979 and began writing a column for The Evening Sun, a former afternoon newspaper. His column has appeared at least twice a week since he joined the Sun. Nonetheless, it has most frequently seen three times per week. Dan’s column was relocated to The Sun’s newly combined morning and evening editions in 1990. It has become one of the country’s longest-running newspaper columns.
Dan Rodricks Age
Dan Rodricks was born in Massachusetts, USA. He has not mentioned out his birth details and therefore its hard to tell his exact age.
Dan Rodricks Height
Dan stands at a moderate height of 5 ft 10 in/1.78m tall.
Dan Rodricks Family
Danwas born in the United States of America to his father and mother. But he has not made his family information public.
Dan Rodricks Wife
Dan is married with a daughter named Julia and a son named Nick Rodricks. On May 21, 2019, Nick received his master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University.
Dan Rodricks Education
Dan enrolled at The University of Bridgeport in 1972 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in journalism in 1976.
Dan Rodricks Salary
Dan receives an annual salary of $70,175.
Dan Rodricks Net Worth
Dan’s estimated net worth is $3 million.
Dan Rodricks Career
The Freedom Forum and the Enterprise Foundation (established by Gannett Newspapers) honored Dan’s “Dear Drug Dealers” public call series for an end to criminal violence in Baltimore with the 2006 “Excellence in Urban Journalism Award.” The same series received the Chesapeake Associated Press’s “Public Service Award” in 2005.
Thousands of ex-felons and currently jailed convicts contacted Dan for assistance in finding post-prison work. Along the way, he has won national accolades for his commentary, including the “National Headliners Award” and the “Heywood Broun Award” from the Newspaper Guild for writings that championed the underdog. Dan’s columns have also received multiple accolades from the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association.
Readers of Baltimore magazine, the long-running metro monthly periodical, and weekly alternative newspapers such as the Baltimore City Paper have frequently cited Dan as the greatest columnist along the road. From 1980 to 1993, Dan provided a weekly commentary or feature for WBAL-5 TV’s p.m. newscast. He also held a nightly talk program on WBAL-AM (1090) from 1989 to 1993, as well as a five-hour Saturday morning radio show until 1995.
His radio documentaries won the “Silver Medal” in an international broadcast competition in 1993. From January 1995 through October 1999, he hosted “Rodricks For Breakfast,” a live, local-interest Saturday morning television show on WMAR-TV. Dan held a Midday show on WYPR-FM from 2008 to 2015.
He established the Roughly Speaking podcast for the Baltimore Sun, but in 2019 he decided to stop producing it after 450 episodes.. “Mencken Doesn’t Live Here Anymore,” a collection of his columns, was released in 1989. He is the author of “Father’s Day Creek: Fly Fishing, Fatherhood, and The Last Great Place on Earth,” which was released by Apprentice House in 2019. Trout, Trout Unlimited’s national magazine, named the book one of the top five books of the year.
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