Dan Lawton works as a criminal justice reporter for the East Bay Times.
In the past, he’s written about homicide, naked bike rides, West African waterfalls, the BP oil spill, king cake festivals and more for the Times-Picayune, the New Orleans Advocate, Bloomberg News and the Christian Science Monitor. He’s also published first-person essays for newspapers, radio stations and magazines.
Dan’s originally from New Orleans and graduated with an English degree from the University of Colorado in 2006. In 2009, he completed a master’s degree in journalism at the University of Oregon. That summer, he spent four months working for a newspaper in Accra, Ghana.
Between 2010 and 2013, Dan founded and ran a small digital media company with a focus on web content, search engine optimization and videos about knives.
Dan has an avid interest in Buddhist meditation and has sat several long silent retreats. He currently lives in Oakland. You can contact him at Daniel.Lawton@gmail.com.
Check out some of Dan’s work