Dan Moffett



B.A., Journalism and English, Ashland University


  • Professional journalist who covered immigration stories around the world
  • Wrote for daily newspapers in three states, including The Palm Beach Post in Florida
  • Winner of the National Sigma Delta Chi Award and Green Eyeshade Award


Dan Moffett is a former writer for ThoughtCo who contributed articles on immigration for over four and a half years. He is a professional journalist who writes extensively on immigration issues and has covered immigration stories around the world—from Dublin to Havana, Sydney to San Francisco, La Paz to New York, and places in between.

The first immigrant in Dan's life was his grandfather, Patrick James McKay, who left Ireland on a steamship and arrived at Ellis Island shortly after World War I. Stories of immigrants' remarkable struggles and contributions to the American experience have captivated Dan since childhood.

Dan wrote for daily newspapers in three states over the years, including The Palm Beach Post in Florida, where he served as a member of the paper's editorial board. He has won national and regional awards for his reporting and commentary, including the  National Sigma Delta Chi Award for editorial writing in 2000, and the Green Eyeshade Award from the Society of Professional Journalists.




Dan holds a B.A. in journalism and English from Ashland University.

Awards and Publications

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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