Photo by Herald-Journal photojournalist Tim Kimzey

By Herald-Journal photojournalist Tim Kimzey

Daniel J. Gross is an enterprising crime and public safety reporter for the Herald-Journal in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Previously, Daniel worked as a cops reporter for The Frederick News-Post in Frederick, Maryland. He also spent two years covering crime and courts in the Washington, D.C. metro region for The Gazette,  a weekly newspaper in Maryland owned by The Washington Post Company. He was also a frequent contributor to The Washington Post‘s Local Living and Metro sections during that time.

Other previous employers include The Advocate of Carroll County— a Carroll County Times weekly newspaper — and The Towerlight, an independent twice-weekly newspaper at Towson University where he served as the editor-in-chief. He has also held internships at WBAL Radio, The Baltimore Sun’s B free daily and the Southern Maryland Newspapers’ The Enterprise.

He has been honored with several first place press association awards for enterprise stories that delve into the war on heroin, the struggles of living among sex offenders and a day in the life of a seminarian.

His in-depth reporting on gun laws, mental health and a murder-suicide at the University of Maryland led to his guest interview on an NPR-affiliate radio station.

Daniel is accustomed to firm deadlines, breaking news, enterprise, database projects, long-form journalism, in-depth reporting, budgets, statistics, photography and using multimedia and social media to tell a story.

Follow him on Twitter: @danieljgross.

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