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John Dankosky

Host of WNPR’s "Where We Live"


John Dankosky has been working in radio – mostly public radio – for 23 years. He is the host of the popular WNPR radio program, Where We Live, which highlights interesting events, people and places in and around Connecticut.  Since coming to Connecticut in 1994, he’s helped to build WNPR’s award-winning newsroom – cultivating one of the most talented news staffs in public radio. He has reported for WNPR on presidential elections, crime, education, drug abuse, immigration and more.

In addition, Dankosky has edited award-winning documentaries on Connecticut history, care for the chronically ill, the evacuation of Manhattan on 9/11, and the mental health of children, and has been involved in editorial planning for Public Radio News Directors, Inc., The Public Radio Exchange, and NPR's Local News Initiative. His many awards include honors for reporting and hosting Where We Live, and "overall station excellence" from the Associated Press. 

Since 2004, Dankosky has served as an adjunct journalism professor at Quinnipiac University, and is now the Robert C. Vance Endowed Chair in Journalism and Mass Communication at Central Connecticut State University. He’s also worked as an editor at NPR in Washington, and at stations in Boston and Pittsburgh.

He’s a native of the “Steel City,” where he began his career at WDUQ.  He tells anyone he meets about the Steelers, the Pirates, the Penguins and Primanti Brothers sandwiches. John is also an amateur drummer who occasionally gets to play music with other WNPR musicians