Dan started his career in 2002 as an intern for various news agencies and channels, including WNYC Radio and ABC News. In 2006-2007, he served as a Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief at Northeast Public Radio. From 2007 to 2010, Dan worked as a Reporter at Ideastream. 
From 2010 to 2012, Dan served as a Cleveland Reporter at WSPN / WBEZ / Michigan Radio. In 2012-2013, he worked as a Host of Just Business Podcast at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs and Marketplace Reporter at American Public Media.