Dan O’Brien has been covering business and politics in the Mahoning Valley for 23 years for The Business Journal in Youngstown. He has covered topics related to advanced manufacturing, state and local government, the automotive industry, and the oil and gas industry. He also doubles as the newspaper’s political cartoonist, a duty he’s held since March of 1987. He is the recipient of three First Place Ohio Excellence in Journalism awards from the Press Club of Cleveland and this year received an honorable mention from the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University.
He holds a BA and MA from Youngstown State University and lives in Youngstown with his wife and son.