Feb. 16, 2021

Interviewing Obama and Reflecting on the Past Year in News with Dan Corey | Ep. 8

Interviewing Obama and Reflecting on the Past Year in News with Dan Corey | Ep. 8

"You're working hard so that when you hit that point where the opportunity comes, you're ready to take it."

Dan Corey (@danielhcorey) is an Associate Segment Producer at MSNBC where he writes and produces segments for use on-air. While he was a student at Rutgers University, fighting to keep the school’s newspaper alive, Dan landed an interview with President Obama by boldly asking him for the interview during the middle of a Q-and-A with college reporters at the White House.

In this episode we cover:

(0:52) Dan’s reflection on the insurrection at the White House

(6:24) How the pandemic destabilized many parts of society

(22:57) Dan’s role at MSNBC

(25:05) His appreciation for music and the arts while growing up

(39:41) Dan’s experience landing and conducting the interview with President Obama

(1:15:38) Why Dan prioritizes sleep

(1:39:39) Practicing gratitude, positivity and controlling your reactions

(1:48:57) Dan’s complicated weight-loss journey

You can find a few segments Dan has produced for MSNBC here.

Here is the footage of Dan asking President Obama for the interview.

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Dan Corey

Associate Segment Producer at MSNBC

Dan Corey (@danielhcorey) is an Associate Segment Producer at MSNBC where he writes and produces segments for use on-air. While he was a student at Rutgers University, fighting to keep the school’s newspaper alive, Dan landed an interview with President Obama by boldly asking him for the interview during the middle of a Q-and-A with college reporters at the White House.