The well-known and very talented journalist Dan Harris was born on July 26, 1971 in Newton, Massachusetts, United States of America where he was brought up by loving parents Jay R. Harris and Nancy Lee Harris. Having graduated high school, he entered Colby College. There he was one of the brilliant students of the class; he earned his bachelor’s degree from there in 1993. He also continued his doctorate degree at Colby and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Harris was very hard working since his early days and had a keen interest in journalism. He began his career at a very young age in Bangor, Maine as an anchor for WLBZ.

He has been pursuing his broadcasting career since the mid-1990s. Dan Harris joined ABC News in 2000. He anchored World News Sunday from 2006 to 2011 and frequently anchors World News, ABC World News Tonight weekend editions and Nightline. He is also a frequent contributor to World News. In September 2005, he anchored ABC's coverage of Hurricane Katrina. He then anchored many shows with hard work and dedication.

In 2009 he won Emmy Award for his report on How to Buy a Child in Ten Hours. This is one of the most prestigious awards in the broadcasting world. At the end of 2010, he was seen as the co-anchor of Good Morning America. In 2012, Harris anchored ABC News Digital's debate coverage for the presidential election. As for his further biography, in 2014 he covered the shootings on Parliament Hill in Ottawa and the opening of One World Trade Center in New York. In October 2013, he was named a co-anchor for Nightline, succeeding Bill Weir. Harris’ net worth sum is about $110 million.

Harris has reported on a series of events such as the mass shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, Aurora, Colorado and Tucson, Arizona, and has covered various natural disasters from the earthquake in Haiti to Myanmar to New Orleans. He has also reported on combat in Afghanistan, Israel, Gaza and the West Bank, and has made six visits to Iraq.

In 2014 Harris published his first own 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. In the book, he tells how he stopped using cocaine and Ecstasy, discovered the benefits of meditation, and resolved the apparent conflict between meditation-induced equanimity and the aggressive competitiveness required for success as a TV-news journalist.

As for Dan’s personal life, he got married in May 2009. His wife is Dr. Bianca Harris, a Pulmonologist, who currently works in New York. As a married couple, they have already welcomed a child named Alexander Robert Harris at the end of 2014. Dan Harris appreciates his private life and doesn’t talk much about his wife or children. On March 1, 2016, it was announced that Harris would become the host of the game 500 Questions, replacing Richard Quest. This was huge pleasure for his numerous fans and followers around the world.

Last Modified: May 10, 2020

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