Dan Brannan, Content Director

618-465-9850 ext 234

follow Dan Brannan on facebook follow Dan Brannan on twitter

Dan Brannan is Content Director of RiverBender and EdGlenToday.com. Dan started at Riverbender.com/Edglentoday.com in December 2014. 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 Maryville. Dan has two children in college - Savannah and Sierra.

BETHALTO – Recent Civic Memorial High School graduate Justice Eldridge has distinguished himself as one of the top middle-to-distance runners in Illinois during the 2024 outdoor track and field season. Eldridge's impressive performances include a time of 1:57.46 in the open 800 meters and an...
ALTON – Beginning Monday, June 17, 2024, motorists will endure delays with lane restrictions planned for southbound U.S. Route 67 at the Clark Bridge. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has announced lane restrictions on southbound US 67 (Clark Bridge) for Monday, weather permitting....
EDWARDSVILLE - Montclaire Swim Club's team is prepared to open its summer swim season at 6 p.m. on Thursday night, June 13, 2024, with Edwardsville cross-town rival Sunset Hills. Bob Rettle, the legendary Edwardsville swim coach and pool president, has been associated with the club many years. Montclaire...
ALTON — The Alton community is preparing to say farewell to a beloved local figure , Roaddecker D. Watts, known affectionately as "Roe." Visitation services are scheduled for Monday, June 17, 2024, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Cathy M. Williams and Sons Funeral Home LLC, with the funeral to follow...
JERSEYVILLE - Residents of Jerseyville will have the opportunity to voice their opinions on Illinois American Water’s proposed general rate increase at a public hearing hosted by the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) this summer. The hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2024,...
ROXANA - The Roxana 4 x 800 relay team was fantastic this season and in the IHSA Sectional Meet at Rochester established a season-best of 8:17.27. The Shells cracked a 22-year mark in the 4 x 800 with the team of Talon Blas, Wyatt Doyle, Hunter Ponce and Noah McVey. The 4 x 800 relay team are Midwes...
ROXANA - One of Roxana’s premier athletes for the spring of 2024 was Gianna Stassi. Stassi won the 1,600-meter race in the Cahokia Conference Championships with a time of 6:06.19 on May 1, 2024. She also was a member of the second-place 4 x 200 relay team on April 22, 2024, with a time of...
ALTON - Attorney Ed Unsell on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, provided a letter with his opinions about Studio 420 and Zachariah Yinger, his client. “It is absolutely necessary to provide facts in the case. Let me state unequivocally that Zachariah Yinger, the owner of Studio 420, did nothing remotely...
ALTON - The Alton mayor and an alderman have spoken out this week about the settlement between Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office and Zachariah Yinger after a search and seizure of his establishments on March 30, 2024, on Broadway in Downtown Alton. The agreement says the state...
WOOD RIVER - East Alton-Wood River senior Jessica Brown blazed a time of 13.28 in her final 100-meter spring dash at the Civic Memorial High School 2A Girls Track and Field Sectional. She finished in eighth place. She meanwhile was 11th place in the 200 meters with a time of 28.40. East Alton-Wood...
Join our mailing list Subscribe to our Daily Update
Contact
200 W. Third Street | Alton, IL 62002
Suite 200
618.465.9850
HOME  |   Advertise With Us  |   Job Opportunities  |   Our Partners  |   Web Design Services  |   Contact US  |   Site Map   |  RSS Feeds  |  Email   |  Privacy Policy