Dan Lothian

Editor in Chief

The World

Dan Lothian is the Executive Producer at The World.

Dan Lothian is the Editor-in-Chief at GBH News and The World. Lothian is also a Professor of Practice at Northeastern University.

He spent more than a decade as a correspondent at CNN, the last five years at the network as a White House Correspondent. He was named to this position in 2008. Before joining CNN’s Washington bureau, Lothian served as CNN’s Boston bureau chief and correspondent. In addition to reporting, Lothian was responsible for coordinating all news coverage from the Greater Boston area.

Lothian began at CNN in June 2003, covering a wide range of issues. However, he was a key member of CNN’s Peabody Award-winning “best political team on television.” He covered the 2004, 2008 and 2012 presidential races, traveling with more than a half dozen candidates.

Lothian’s career has taken him across the country and around the world, covering natural disasters and other breaking news. While covering the White House, Lothian traveled with President Obama to more than 30 countries, including his historic visit to Myanmar.

Lothian joined CNN from NBC News, where he worked for seven years as a Los Angeles-based correspondent. He covered breaking news across the West and Mexico, was dispatched to Cairo, Egypt after 9/11, and spent several weeks based in NBC’s Tel Aviv bureau. After returning to the US, he was temporarily assigned to cover the White House and Pentagon. His reports were featured on NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, The Today Show and MSNBC. Before spending more than 17 years on the national stage, Lothian worked at top local stations across the country, from Florida to Seattle.

His accolades include National Headliner, Peabody, Associated Press, James Beard, Religion News Writers Association and National Association of Black Journalists awards. He also received two national Emmy nominations. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Temple University and a master’s degree from American University in Washington, D.C.