Awards & Honors

Dan has won awards for writing, editing, graphic design, and public service from the Working Press Association of New Jersey (now Garden State Journalists Association), the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), and the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA). NATJA is the premier professional association of writers, broadcasters, photographers, and editors.

Historic Hotels of America Journalist of the Year Award (2015)

Honored by “Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists” for dedication, achievements, and leadership in baseball and travel journalism (2020).

Bronze prize in Historic Travel category of North
American Travel Journalists Association’s 2014
awards competition. Awarded for “Coming to Grips
with Ground Zero” (NewYorkNatives.com)

Bronze prize in Travel Roundups – Online category of
North American Travel Journalists Association’s 2014
awards competition.  Awarded for “The Final Four:
Cool Places To Cool Off in New England (New Jersey
Lifestyle)
Bronze prize in Travel Broadcast category of North
American Travel Journalists Association’s 2012
awards competition. Awarded for “Great Train Trips”
Author Interview (Maggie Linton Show, Sirius XM
Satellite Radio)
ze prize in Historic Travel category of North
American Travel Journalists Association’s 2014
awards competition. Awarded for “Coming to Grips
with Ground Zero” (NewYorkNatives.com)
Silver prize in Travel Broadcast category of North
American Travel Journalists Association’s 2011
awards competition. Awarded for the Jenny Dervin
jetBlue Interview (Maggie Linton Show, Sirius XM
Satellite Radio)
Bronze prize in the Sports and Recreation category of
North American Travel Journalists Association’s 2011
awards competition. Awarded for Spring Training
Travel “A Baseball Vacation Guide” (AOL Travel).

2020 Awards:

– FIRST PLACE, Print/Lifestyle Travel: “Baseball Woodstock (Travel World International)

 FIRST PLACE, Print Reviews, Entertainment, Literature: “Team Israel Movie Makes Debut” (Forbes.com)

– FIRST PLACE, Print Sport News: “Bob Costas Tells College Audience Why He Covers Controversies” (Forbes.com)

 FIRST PLACE, Print Sports Feature: “Baseball Hall of Fame: Edgar Martinez, Harold Baines Prove DH’s Belong in Cooperstown” (USA Today)

 FIRST PLACE, Print Sports Columns: “Rain Doesn’t Dampen Roundtable Banter” (Latino Sports)

 FIRST PLACE, Radio Feature: “World War II Museum” (Travel Itch Radio)

 FIRST PLACE, Radio Sports Feature: “Heading Home, Team Israel” (Travel Itch Radio)

– SECOND PLACE, Talk Radio: “World’s Most Haunted Hotel” (Travel Itch Radio)

– SECOND PLACE, Print Personality Interviews/Profiles: “Baseball World Will Miss The Sharp Wit of Jim Bouton” (Forbes.com)

2019 Awards:

– FIRST PLACE, Print/Reviews: “Moe Berg Movie Makes HR History (Forbes.com)

 FIRST PLACE, Print/Sports News: “The Day Yaz Called it a Career” Diamond Days (Boston Red Sox Alumni Magazine)

– FIRST PLACE, Broadcast Radio/Spot News: “Inside the World War 2 Museum” (Travel Itch Radio)

 FIRST PLACE, Broadcast/General News: “Real-Life Pilot Inspires Hit Show” interview with Capt. Beverley Bass (Travel Itch Radio)

 SECOND PLACE, Print/Sports Feature: “Braves Find Hank Aaron Clone in Ronald Acuna Jr.” (Forbes.com)

 SECOND PLACE, Broadcast/Talk Radio: “Origins of Israeli Air Force” interview with author Robert Gandt (Travel Itch Radio)

 THIRD PLACE, Print/Lifestyle-Travel: “Luxury in the Desert” profile of The Phoenician (NJ Lifestyle Magazine)

2018 Awards:

– FIRST PLACE, LifestyleTravel: “Cog Keeps Chugging Along” (NJ Lifestyle Magazine)

 FIRST PLACE, Sports News: “Small in Size But Not in Stature” (USA Today Sports Weekly)

– FIRST PLACE, Broadcast Radio Feature: “Gulliver’s Gate” (Travel Tuesday’s WLIS WMRD Radio)

 FIRST PLACE, Radio Sports Feature: “Interview with John Smoltz” (Brave Banter Radio)

 FIRST PLACE, Podcast News Feature: “Interview with Author Bob Gandt” (Travel Itch Radio)

 SECOND PLACE, Broadcast Radio Talk: “Interview with Yakov Smirnoff” (Travel Itch Radio)

 THIRD PLACE, Feature: “New Hope’s New Image” (NJ Lifestyle Magazine)

2017 Awards:

– FIRST PLACE, Published Book: “The New Baseball Bible” (Sports Publishing)

 FIRST PLACE, Print/Sports News: “Hall of Fame Paths Much Different” (USA Today Sports Weekly)

– FIRST PLACE, Broadcast Radio Sports Feature: “Interview with Brian Snitker” (Braves Banter)

 FIRST PLACE, Broadcast Radio Feature: “Visit to Santa Fe” (Travel Itch Radio)

 SECOND PLACE, Print/Sports News: “World Class But No World Series” (USA Today Sports Weekly)

2016 Awards:

– FIRST PLACE, Non-Fiction Book: “When the Braves Ruled the Diamond” (Sports Publishing)

 FIRST PLACE, Sports Feature: “Shoeless Joe Had a Better Case than Pete” (LatinoSports.com)

– FIRST PLACE, Best Radio Talk Show: “Interiew with Ken Price/Palmer House Hilton” (Sirius XM Satellite Radio)

 THIRD PLACE, Lifestyle: “The Siren Song of Puerto Vallarta” (New Jersey Lifestyle)

 THIRD PLACE, Personality Profile: “Berra Became American Treasure” (USA Today Sports Weekly)

2015 Awards:

– FIRST PLACE, Lifestyle & Travel: “Philly is Finer in Fall” (New Jersey Lifestyle Magazine)

 FIRST PLACE, Sports Feature: “SABR’s Clout Continues to Impact Game” (USA Today Sport’s Weekly)

– SECOND PLACE, Sports Feature: “What’s in a Name?” (USA Today Sport’s Weekly)

– FIRST PLACE, Sports Column: “The $25 Million Question” (LatinoSports.com)

– SECOND PLACE, Broadcast Radio: “Steve Garvey Interview” (Braves Banter – iTunes/BlogTalkRadio)

2012 Awards

– FIRST PLACE, Sports Feature: “A Personal Memory of Cooperstown” (AAA Member Connection)

– HONORABLE MENTION, Lifestyle & Travel: “
Spring Training Primer” (AOL Travel)

2011 Awards:

– FIRST PLACE, Lifestyle & Travel:  “Five Fine Flings for Fall” (New Jersey Lifestyle)

– FIRST PLACE, Talk Radio:  “The Maggie Linton Show (Sirius XM Satellite Radio)

– FIRST PLACE, Sports Feature: “Oh My Doc” (Maple Street Press Mets Annual)

– FIRST PLACE, Non-Fiction Book: “The 300 Club: Have We Seen the Last of Baseball’s 300-Game Winners?” (Hooters Magazine)

2010 Awards:

– FIRST PLACE, Lifestyle & Travel:  “Lobster Heaven” (Hooters Magazine)

– FIRST PLACE, Sports Writing: “Ted’s Final Year” (Red Sox Magazine)

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