Dan Merica Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, CNN, Salary, and Net Worth

Dan Merica is an American News Reporter, Editor, and Writer working for CNN in Atlanta, Georgia. He joined the network in June 2011.

Dan Merica Profile

Dan Merica is an American News Reporter, working for CNN in Atlanta, Georgia. He joined the network in June 2011.

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Dan Merica

Dan Merica Education

Merica is a proud 2007 graduate of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and a 2008 graduate of Nantes Université where he studied Business and French. He attended Bentley University in the year 2006 and graduated 4 years later with a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies. In the year 2010, he enrolled at American University and after one year there he earned a Master of Arts (MA) in Journalism and Public Affairs.

Dan Merica Career

Merica serves at CNN as a Washington DC-based National Political Reporter. He also works as a Political Producer at CNN. Over the years with CNN, he has reported on all aspects of politics in Washington DC with a focus on how voters across the nation feel about their elected leaders. It included reporting extensively on Trump’s first year in office, the 2018 midterms, and the 2020 election.

Before reporting on the White House, he served as the network’s embedded reporter on the 2016 campaign of Hillary Clinton. In the year 2014, Merica started reporting on Clinton and covered her historic fight for the Democratic nomination. Before reporting on Clinton, he reported on religion for the network where he wrote in-depth about politics and faith, such as the intersection of faith in the 2012 presidential campaign and the rise of nonbelievers in the U.S.

Merica worked as a Rotating Editor and Writer at The American Observer for 1 year before joining CNN. He also worked at National Public Radio as an Intern Executive Producer of Intern Edition for half a year. Merica has worked as a Managing and News Editor at The Bentley Vanguard for nearly 4 years. Additionally, Merica has worked as a news intern at WCVB Channel 5 and KVBC Channel 3. During his leisure time, he enjoys Washington Nationals baseball or exploring the outdoors. 

Dan Merica Age / How old is Dan Merica?

Merica is 34 years old as of 2022. He was born on August 8, 1988, in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 8th of August every year.

Quick Facts About Dan Merica

Full Name Dan Merica
Age 34 years old as of 2022
Nationality American
Spouse Monica Alba
Net Worth $1 Million – $5 Million

Dan Merica Height

How tall is Dan Merica? Merica stands at a height of approximately 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m).

Dan Merica Family

Merica was raised in Las Vegas, Nevada with his loving parents, Diane Dickerson (mother), and his father whose names are unknown at the moment. He has a sister, Michelle who is a 2014 alumnus of American University.

Dan Merica Grandfather

Merica has a grandfather named George Dickerson who worked as a member of the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II. In the year 1954, George was elected Clark County’s District Attorney and was a proud member of the Nevada Bar for 7 decades. Unfortunately, George passed on at 96 years of age, on February 15, 2019, in Maine.

Dan Merica’s Wife

Merica is married to his lovely spouse, Monica Alba, an American journalist working for NBC News as a political reporter. They tied the knot on July 27, 2019, at a wedding ceremony held at West Shore Café and Inn in Homewood. They first met in the year 2015 in New Hampshire, while they were both reporting on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Merica and his wife had their engagement in February 2018.

Dan Merica Salary

Being one of the top journalists for CNN, he earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.

Dan Merica’s Net Worth

Merica has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a News Reporter, Editor, and Writer.

At CNN Merica works alongside;

  1. Phil Mattingly
  2. Suzanne Malveaux
  3. Patrick Oppmann
  4. Ryan Nobles
  5. Paula Newton
  6. Chad Myers
  7. Jeanne Moos
  8. David McKenzie
  9. Oren Liebermann
  10. Alex Marquardt
  11. Miguel Marquez
  12. Athena Jones
  13. Laura Jarrett
  14. Kristen Holmes
  15. Paula Hancocks
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