ABC Anchor and Journalism Alum Returns During Homecoming

Dan Kloeffler

Dan Kloeffler ’99 (English/journalism) has been on campus for the last few days, sharing his expertise and experiences with journalism students. Yesterday, he was a guest in the journalism classes of Sue Hertz and Tom Haines and had informal sessions with our aspiring journalists. Today he will meet with LGBT students.

Kloeffler is an Anchor/Correspondent for ABC News Digital based in New York. Reporting for, “Good Morning America Weekend,” and Yahoo!, Kloeffler covers a wide range of subjects including U.S. and international affairs, politics and pop culture. He also leads the network’s digital breaking news coverage.

“The journalism students were enthralled by Dan,” says Hertz. “His stories of the field as well as his suggestions on interviewing and writing and following a story left them inspired. He was approachable and kind and encouraging. And funny!”

Kloeffler says he was impressed with both the caliber of the journalism students and how the program has grown since he was here. Unlike many journalism programs around the country, he notes, UNH has kept up with the changes in the profession and is now preparing students for the world of digital journalism.

Prior to joining ABC News, Dan anchored MSNBC’s “First Look” and NBC’s “Early Today.” He filed digital reports for “Nightly News” and covered breaking news for MSNBC. Dan started his career as an assignment editor at WMUR, the ABC affiliate in Manchester, NH.

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