Journalist in Residence
Department of Government
Additional Positions at AU
Dante Chinni is the director of the American Communities project, a collaboration including The Wall Street Journal, PBS NewsHour, and WNYC radio that studies politics, socio-economics, and culture in a time of change. He is also the creator of Patchwork Nation, which won a 2009 Knight Batten Award for journalistic innovation and is the focus of the book Our Patchwork Nation published in 2010.
Based in Washington, D.C., Chinni has been covering politics and the media for more than 15 years. He has worked as a reporter-researcher at Newsweek and a senior associate at the Project for Excellence in Journalism. He has written for publications including The Economist, Columbia Journalism Review, and the Washington Post Magazine. A native of Detroit and a graduate of Michigan State University, he lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Christina, and their two children.
BA Journalism and History, Michigan State University
- Favorite Spot on Campus
- The Davenport
- Book Currently Reading
- Travels with Charley, Five Easy Decades
- Languages Spoken
- English, unless exhausted