Dan Ronan

Dan Ronan


Dan Ronan is a part-time anchor at WTOP, and he is proud to be a member of this all-news powerhouse.

He has been a professional journalist and broadcaster since his freshman year of high school in Chicago, Illinois. He is an expert on transportation, supply chain and business and financial reporting, especially as it pertains to trucking, freight railroads, aviation, and ports.

Ronan is the Managing Producer/Senior Reporter for Transport Topics, the leading online and print publication covering the trucking, freight and logistics industry. He hosts the publication’s weekly radio show on SiriusXM channel 146.

Ronan has lived and worked in the Washington, D.C. area since the mid-1980s, and during his television career, he worked at WJLA, CNN, WFAA in Dallas, WAGA in Atlanta, and CBS NewsPath. He has won eight Emmy awards and two Edward R. Murrow awards for journalism excellence.

He traveled to the Iraq/Kuwait border with the U.S. Army in 2003, reported from an earthquake zone along the India-Pakistan border, the Oval Office, Camp David, Maryland, and twice aboard a NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft as it flew into the eye of two separate category five hurricanes, Ivan, and Rita.

Ronan worked for nine years in public relations, rising to the position of Vice President of Strategic Communications at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America. During that time, he established himself as one of the transportation industry’s experts on crisis communications.

Ronan’s bachelor’s degree in journalism is from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds a master’s degree from Kent State University, where he serves on the journalism school’s Professional Advisory Board. Ronan is a licensed commercial pilot with instrument and multi-engine ratings. He also earned two certificates in Aviation Accident Investigation Management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

Ronan graduated from the Joe Brinkman Umpire School and was an NCAA baseball umpire and small college basketball referee for several years.

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