Dan Keating ’84

Dan Keating is a database editor/staff writer at The Washington Post. He specializes in analyzing information for stories and projects. He was part of the Miami Herald team that won the Goldsmith and Pulitzer prizes for investigative reporting in 1999 for exposing vote fraud, and contributed to the team that was a finalist for the Pulitzer for investigative reporting in 1998 for revealing illegal police overtime. More recently he has written about Ford Explorers, Florida ballots, the 2000 Census, the impact of poverty concentration on student performance and government spending in the District of Columbia.

Dan worked four years at The Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield, MA, before going to The Herald in 1988. Keating spent four years in the Key West Bureau, where he covered environmental issues, treasure salvors, boaters, Cuban rafters, and local crime and politics. He traveled to Cuba by boat in 1992 to report on foreign tourists, as well as endangered Cuban crocodiles in the Zapata Swamp. He then specialized in doing computer analysis with stories including illegal construction blasting, the troubled Sawgrass Expressway, police crashes, the sexual predator registry and city inspectors taking bribes.

Dan graduated from Williams College in 1984 majoring in psychology. He has taught as an adjunct professor in the graduate journalism program at the University of Maryland.