Dan Lawton : Journalist


Dan Lawton is a journalist and freelance writer.

He’s written about politics, homicide, music, criminal justice, 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, The Contra Costa Times 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.

Dan has an avid interest in Buddhist meditation and has sat several long silent retreats. He currently lives in Oakland, CA, where he works as a reporter for the Contra Costa Times. You can contact him at Daniel.Lawton@gmail.com.

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