Dan Brannan, Content Director

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Dan Brannan is Content Director of RiverBender and EdGlenToday.com. He is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL with degrees in Journalism and Psychology. Having previously served as the Executive Editor of The Telegraph in Alton, his 17-year tenure led the paper to over 350 awards including several General Excellence awards in the Illinois Press Association, Illinois Associated Press, Freedom Communications, Southern Illinois Editorial Association and Journal Register Company contests. Brannan was chosen to lead Freedom Communications' national pilot on social media.

He is the author of eight nonfiction books including: "The Courage to Live," a biography about Donna Gustavel, a young woman with multiple disabilities; "Everyday Angels," an inspirational book of moving human interest stories; "Live Life to the Fullest: Stories of People Coping With Diabetes" which is endorsed by the American Diabetes Association; "Boy Giant: The Story of Robert Wadlow The World's Tallest Man;" "Damn Cold and Starving" written with Sgt. Marion Ray; "You Can't Kill the Dream" co-written with fellow journalist Ande Yakstis; and "A Life in Parts," the story of Loretta Goebel and endorsed by Beatle Paul McCartney.

Dan, an avid exercise enthusiast, is a member of the American Diabetes Association and lives in Glen Carbon with his wife, Michele, and children.

ALTON - One of owner Jason Harrison’s missions in life is to make the Alton area a better place to live and work. Harrison’s LaMay’s Catering, located at the old Riverbend Billiards location at 909 E. Broadway in Alton, follows that premise of providing a healthy, affordable meal...
SEE VIDEO: EDWARDSVILLE - Edwardsville Mayor Hal Patton, city officials, donors and children of the community who will benefit from The R.P. Lumber Center, broke ground and had a day to remember at Edwardsville’s new recreational development last week. The future site of The R.P. Lumbe...
EDWARDSVILLE — Chairman Kurt Prenzler is announcing that Edwardsville’s Economic Development Director Walt Williams will be leading the county’s economic efforts. “Walt Williams brings an array of economic development experience and a track record of getting things done,”...
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported an additional COVID-19-related death in Greene County. The Greene County person was a female in her 70s. Greene County had 1,424 COVID-19 cases and 33 deaths to date. IDPH announced 2,765 new confirmed and probable...
NORTH COUNTY PRECINCT, MO. - At 11:25 p.m. on April 20, 2021, St. Louis County Police Officers from the North County Precinct responded to a call for service of a shooting in the 1100 block of Scott Avenue. Upon arrival, responding officers located an adult male suffering from at least one apparent...
KAMPSVILLE - With spring here and summer shortly behind, The Pavillion Restaurant in Kampsville is ready to begin its fifth season. The restaurant officially opened on April 15, 2021. The restaurant is nestled right on the Illinois River at 200 S. Second St. in Kampsville. The business is a grea...
Gov. Pritzker’s Statement on the Conviction of Derek Chauvin CHICAGO — Governor JB Pritzker released the following statement following the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. “No courtroom can ever replace a life, but it can and should deliver...
MINNEAPOLIS - The verdict is in and former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is guilty of all counts in the death of George Floyd. The verdict decision was released around Tuesday afternoon. Chauvin was charged with unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree...
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported another COVID-19-related death in Madison County. The Madison County COVID-19-related death was a male in his 60s. Madison County has had 29,393 overall COVID-19 cases and 492 deaths. The seven-day positivity rat...
ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office announced today on/about April 1, 2021, Jerry Bland was apprehended with the assistance of the United States Marshals Service in the State of Indiana. On April 19, 2021, Bland was booked into the St. Louis County Jail and is being held...
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