Who is Dan Merica?
Dan Merica was born in Nevada, USA in 1987, and is a broadcast journalist, best known for being a political reporter for the Cable News Network (CNN). He is based in Washington, D.C. and covers various news related to the current administration. Aside from his work with national politics, he’s also written about religion and faith in politics for CNN.
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The Net Worth of Dan Merica
How rich is Dan Merica? As of mid-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $1 million, earned through a successful career in journalism. His work has earned him numerous opportunities, including coverage of high profile news only available to journalists allowed access into the White House. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Education
Very little is known about Dan’s childhood and family. There are also no details available as to how he discovered his passion for journalism, politics, and news reporting. It is known that he grew up in Nevada, and after matriculating from high school, he enrolled in Bentley University.
Bentley University is based in Waltham, Massachusetts and is a private university which initially started out as a school of accounting and finance. Since then, the university has expanded to 14 business fields, 11 arts and sciences disciplines, as well as 36 minors spanning various disciplines. The school is known for its focus on technology in business practice. They also offer Master’s degrees in 16 areas of concentration, and has an athletic team which competes mainly in Division 2 with only a men’s hockey team that competes in Division I in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). During his time there, Dan studied for a degree in global studies. After graduating, he then moved to the American University and completed a master’s degree in journalism and public affairs.
Career with CNN
In 2011, after completing his degrees, Merica joined CNN which is owned by WarnerMedia News Sports. It is the first channel to provide 24 hour news coverage and the first channel to provide all-news programming in the United States. Since its inception, CNN has gained numerous affiliates and various studios around the country. They also created a sister network which caters to audiences around the world called CNN International. CNN is available in over 100 million US households while internationally, it is available in over 212 countries and territories.
He began his career covering religion-based topics related to politics, and wrote extensively about issues of faith within the political sphere. He’s produced articles and news reports including the rise of non-believers in the US, and about how faith affected the 2012 presidential campaign. After a few years, he shifted his focus to cover more on upcoming presidential candidates, including Clinton and her fight for the Democratic nomination from 2014. He moved to Washington for his work and resides there.
Dan is a member of the White House press corps which consists of journalists and correspondents who are primarily stationed in Washington, D.C., and who cover the White House and the President of the United States, compiling reports on news briefings and White House events. They are mainly stationed in the West Wing of the White House. The White House press corps has existed since the 1900s, and the rumor is that President Theodore Roosevelt first created a corps of correspondents. Journalists who are included in the press corps often consist of reporters spanning a variety of Networks, including CNN reports and those from Nippon TV, Christian Broadcasting Network, Fox News, ABC News, CBS News, and many more.
Since shifting his focus to the White House, he has reported extensively on the first year in office of President Donald Trump, including the President’s efforts to pass tax reform and his actions to try and re-make the federal government. He has also covered his international trips to Asia and Europe. Prior to Trump, he did a lot of coverage of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign. One of his latest projects with CNN is the coverage of the US 2018 mid-term elections. He also continues to do coverage on the Trump administration.
Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, it is known that Merica is engaged though details about his fiancé and their relationship have never been shared publicly. Despite the fame he has gained working with CNN, he has managed to keep many aspects about his life away from the public. When not working, he is an avid fan of sports, particularly baseball and enjoys watching games of the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He also enjoys the outdoors and does what he can to be involved in more physical activities.
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock – looking a lot like a high school teacher – formally announces his 2020 bid at Helena High School. pic.twitter.com/H3uBtBkyEj
— Dan Merica (@merica) May 14, 2019
Similar to numerous broadcast personalities and reports, he is highly active online through accounts on social media. He has an Instagram account which primarily showcases his life away from broadcasting. He does a lot of travelling and also posts behind the scenes photos of him working as a reporter. He also has a Twitter account which serves similar to many journalist accounts in which he updates followers on the latest news. He also uses the platform to express a bit of his opinions. He has a Facebook page, though it has not been updated since 2016, last posting on the elections during that period.