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John Dankosky

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John Dankosky is a journalist and radio host who has worked in nonprofit journalism for more than 30 years. He is director of multi-platform content for The Connecticut Mirror, where he hosts the podcast Steady HabitsYou can hear him as the regular fill-in host for the WNYC Studios program Science Friday in New York, where he also works on news and special radio projects. He most recently worked as a host and editor for America Amplified, a national election project. 

Previously, Dankosky was executive editor of the New England News Collaborative and the host of NEXT, a weekly program about New England. He also appeared weekly on The Wheelhouse, WNPR's news roundtable program. 

Dankosky was vice president of news for Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network, and host of Where We Livetwice recognized by PRNDI as America’s best public radio call-in show.  He has worked as an editor at NPR in Washington, and reported for NPR and other national outlets on a variety of subjects.

As an editor, Dankosky has won national awards for his documentary work, and regularly works with NPR and member stations on efforts to collaborate in the public media system.

As an instructor, he has held a chair in journalism and communications at Central Connecticut State University and has been an adjunct professor at Quinnipiac University. He is also a regular moderator for political debates and moderated conversations at The International Festival of Arts & Ideas, the Mark Twain House and MuseumThe Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, The World Affairs Council of Connecticut, and The Litchfield Jazz Festival.

As a moderator, Dankosky has contributed to the success of many Connecticut Forums, including Our Fragile Earth (2012), Vision & Brilliance (2012), An Honest Look at Mental Illness (2014), Debating Our Broken Political System (2014), The Science of Our Minds (2016), The Future of Higher Education (2016), The State of Journalism & the News (2018), Big Tech (2018), and Climate Crisis (2019).