Daniel D. Hicks is an international journalist, network television producer, economist and dual faculty member at the University of Miami.
For 1988-2009, Daniel covered some of the last century’s biggest political, business and entertainment stories for NBC News, NBC Today, NBC News Channel, MSNBC and CNBC. In Los Angeles, he managed the bureau assignments of correspondents, producers, crews and editors at NBC News; booked and wrote exclusive, breaking news segments for NBC Today; managed and field produced live productions for MSNBC; and led the integration of cable, broadcast and affiliate operations as a regional producer for NBC News Channel.
He obtained Emmy nominations for breaking news in 2004 (funeral of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan) and in 1997 (Heaven’s Gate cult tragedy near San Diego). In 1998, Daniel covered historic national elections from Berlin, Germany while on a fellowship with the Arthur F. Burns Foundation in Washington, D.C.
At CNBC, Daniel generated West Coast business news with a focus on media & entertainment, including The Walt Disney Co. In 2006, he created the financial network’s first and only sustainability series, a two-year, sponsored content deal with Japanese carmaker Toyota, oil giant British Petroleum and former NBC Universal parent General Electric.
In the early 1990s, Daniel spent almost five years in Tokyo writing and editing for the English-language edition of Japan’s largest daily newspaper, The Yomiuri Shimbun. His academic and travel background includes Australia, Austria, China, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Egypt, Fiji, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Russia, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand.
In 2001, he founded a Berkeley branch of STA Travel.
Daniel is the founder of Florida Sustainability Partners (FLSP), a communications agency based in Fort Lauderdale with private clients in media, financial services and education. In 2000, he wrote a strategic analysis for reforming research communications at the University of California, Berkeley. The report became a blueprint for the entire UC system and fostered the development of UCTV.
Daniel is a graduate of the Columbia Journalism School in New York City and UCLA, where he specialized in international economics, political science and financial accounting. Through FLSP, he lectures publicly on corporate social responsibility (CSR), ESG analysis and integrated (GRI) reporting assurance, to a broad range of interest groups, including the Broward County chapter of the Florida Institute of CPAs.
He is an active member of the News Guild (Communications Workers of America).