Alumni Stories Live!

Award-winning journalist Daniel Brown (UC Davis English, 1992) returned to campus this week to speak with students. 

Dan shared stories about his formative years writing for The California Aggie alongside, among others, Howard Beck (UC Davis English, 1991), a senior writer for Bleacher Report. 

He also discussed majoring in English, answered student questions about the challenging transition from college to career, and described some of the incredible stories he’s worked on as a reporter for The Mercury News

You can get a taste of Dan’s prose by taking a look at his recent story about an NFL player’s donated heart saving the life of baseball legend Rod Carew

Or, consider his story about the relationship between then San Francisco Giants pitcher Sergio Romo and Ariel Rose Gariano, a 14-year-old girl who was dying of cancer when she threw out the ceremonial first pitch before a game in 2012. 

That story won Dan the prestigious Associated Press Sports Editors prize. You can read much more of Dan’s work as a sports beat reporter and feature writer here: http://www.mercurynews.com/author/daniel-brown/