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Danielle McLean

Staff Reporter (former)
The Chronicle of Higher Education

Danielle McLean was a staff reporter writing about the real-world impact of state and federal higher-education policies. Before joining The Chronicle, Danielle worked as an investigative reporter at the Bangor Daily News and later ThinkProgress, writing about voter suppression, corruption, poverty, and the impacts of federal and state policies, among a host of other issues.

After attending Hofstra University with a focus on journalism and English, Danielle covered a number of Massachusetts city halls for several newspapers near her hometown, including the Somerville Journal, The Milford Daily News, and The Boston Globe’s website, She has won the Maine Press Association’s political-reporting award, as well as the New England Newspaper & Press Association’s government, transportation, business and economic, and courts and crime reporting awards.

Danielle is a former chairperson of the Society of Professional Journalists’ Freedom of Information Committee. You can find her at ice-hockey rinks throughout the DMV or on Twitter. Follow her at @DanielleBMcLean.

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