Member, Editorial Board
Dan Grech is a strategic communications specialist who works with companies and startups to refine the story of their company and their product for maximum effectiveness. From pitch deck to press release to tweet, Dan helps turn every piece of communication into an opportunity to promote the company’s mission, grow its audience and increase its impact.
Dan’s background is as an award-winning print, radio and digital journalist and university educator. He specializes in audience engagement and interactivity projects using social media, events and strategic partnerships. He has Masters degrees in nonfiction storytelling and Spanish-language journalism. He is fluent in Spanish, proficient in Portuguese and is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Spain.
Dan is a “Media Innovation Fellow” at Florida International University’s 2000-student communications school. In 2013, he helped relaunch the public radio personal finance show Marketplace Money. Before that, he ran the news department at Miami’s NPR station. Under his leadership, the radio news team won more than 150 national and statewide awards and he oversaw dozens of multi-platform reporting initiatives, special projects and collaborative investigations. Dan has written more than 1,000 articles for The Washington Post, The Boston Globe and the Miami Herald, he’s produced 852 stories for the public radio show Marketplace, and he starred in 12 segments on neuroeconomics for the public television program Nightly Business Report. In 2000, he contributed to the Miami Herald’s Pulitzer-prize winning coverage of the Elian Gonzalez raid.
In 2009, Dan taught the first audio production course ever offered at Princeton University. He’s taught courses in writing, interviewing and radio at the Columbia University School of Journalism, Barry University and the Florida International University. He has spoken at more than a dozen conferences and universities around the country.
He lives with his wife and daughter in Miami, where he performs in an improv comedy troupe.