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Daniel M. Blackburn, American correspondent. Recipient Golden Mike award Southern California Broadcasters, 1975, Grand award Los Angeles Press Club, 1975, California State award California Exposition, Sacramento, 1974. Member American Federation of television and Radio Artists, Writers Guild, Sierra Club.


Blackburn, Daniel M. was born on November 6, 1938 in Xenia, Ohio, United States. Son of A. D. and Helen M. Blackburn.


Bachelor, Purdue University, 1961.


Reporter Station WBBM-television-television, Chicago, 1963-1964. Reporter, writer Station WNEW, New York City, 1964-1965. Bureau chief, correspondent Metromedia News, Washington, 1965-1970.

Deputy director public affairs The Peace Corps, 1970-1971. Reporter, news anchor Station KNX-television, Los Angeles, 1971-1975. Correspondent NBC News, Burbank, California, 1975-1988, Cable News Network, Los Angeles, since 1988.

Chairman The Friday Group, Los Angeles, since 1974. Member National Advisory Committee on High School Journalism, Washington, 1975. Co-chairman Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards, Washington, 1968-1971.

Guest lecturer Western Journalism Conference, Los Angeles, 1976.


Member American Federation of television and Radio Artists, Writers Guild, Sierra Club.


  • Other Interests

    Ski mountaineering, backpacking, tennis, stamp collecting/philately, photography.


Married Sue Ellen Heiny, June 20, 1959 (divorced 1972). Children: Laura Jeanne, Lynne Danielle. Married Mariko Fukuda, September 6, 1986.

Children: Dylan Daniel, Fukuda Blackburn.

A. D.

Helen M. Blackburn

Sue Ellen Heiny

Mariko Fukuda

Laura Jeanne Blackburn

Lynne Danielle Blackburn

Dylan Daniel Blackburn

Fukuda Blackburn