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Dan Thorn ’10

Alumni Success Story

Dan ThornTV News Anchor

As a news anchor and reporter at WVNS-TV 59News in southern West Virginia, Dan Thorn ’10 has reported live on massive rockslides shutting down major interstates, stood in knee-deep flood waters and in wind-whipped snowstorms that made on-air reporting difficult, to say the least. But to him, no challenge is too daunting if you love what you do and want to pursue your life’s ambition, wherever the path may lead.

That is just one of many lessons Thorn learned as a student at RCC. “You need to get out of your comfort zone and open up your mind to new things and new ideas,” he says.

Thorn has served as an evening weekday anchor at WVNS in Ghent, WV, since August 2013. He co-anchors four evening broadcasts, writing his own scripts, assisting producers and taking charge of various functions in the newsroom.

After graduating from RCC with an AA in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Thorn earned a BS in Broadcast Journalism from Brooklyn College, CUNY, before embarking on his professional career.

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