Dan Hurley has worked with LOCAL 12 since 1981. He produces weekly segments that use history to frame contemporary issues. Dan is also a producer and host for “12 Newsmakers”, LOCAL 12's weekly program that explores the political and urban issues confronting our metropolitan region. “Newsmakers” airs on Sunday mornings at 11.
Dan has also produced award winning documentaries for WKRC on the history of northern Kentucky, the history of the Ohio River and the inland rivers steamboat, as well as the Union Terminal murals.
Dan is the President of Applied History Associates, a public history consulting firm that works with museums and historical societies throughout the eastern United States. His clients include the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, the Parker House in Ripley, Ohio, and Reynolda House in Winston Salem, North Carolina.
Dan produced the exhibit for the Education Center at the William Howard Taft National Historic Site, video documentaries on the history of the mass transit in Cincinnati, the floral industry in western Hamilton County, and the history of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. He also produced an audio documentary on CD about the life and career of Ruth Lyons.
He is the author of Cincinnati, The Queen City (1981), One Child at a Time: a History of the Children’s Home of Cincinnati (1992), Steamboat Days on America’s Rivers (1995) and Otterbein: Affirming Our Past/ Shaping Our Future (1996).
Dan graduated from Xavier University in 1968. He did his graduate work in American colonial history at the College of William and Mary in Virginia.