Dan Moffett

  • Professional journalist for 25 years
  • Covered immigration stories in Havana, Dublin, Sydney, San Fransisco, La Paz, New York, and elsewhere
  • Winner of National Sigma Delta Chi Award and Green Eyeshades Award for editorial writing


Dan Moffett is a former writer for ThoughtCo and contributed work for over four and a half years. He is a professional journalist who writes extensively on immigration issues. 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. Working for daily newspapers in three states over the years, he has won national and regional awards for reporting and commentary.

Dan has covered immigration stories around the world—from Dublin to Havana, Sydney to San Francisco, La Paz to New York, and places in between. A former sports writer, Dan has covered four Olympics, 13 Super Bowls, and a dozen World Series. He currently resides in South Florida, where immigration issues are part of daily life.


  • Bachelor's degree, Journalism/English, Ashland University

Awards and Publications

  • National Sigma Delta Chi Award for editorial writing, 2000
  • Green Eyeshades Award for editorial writing

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

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