Dan Brannan, Content Director

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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.

EDWARDSVILLE - Ty Berumen drove in four runs while Cade Hardy had three hits on the day and Edwardsville scored five runs in the second inning as the Tigers defeated Collinsville 12-2 in a six inning game ended by the 10-run rule Saturday morning at Tom Pile Field. After the Tigers had taken...
EDWARDSVILLE - Ryleigh Owens scattered three hits and struck out nine, while Jayna Connoyer, Lexie Griffin and Sydney Lawrence all had RBIs as Edwardsville bounced back from a pair of losses this week by defeating Alton 3-0 in a Southwestern Conference softball game Saturday morning at the Edwardsville...
EDWARDSVILLE - The Edwardsville High boys track team got points in almost every event, for the second straight meet, the 1,600 meter combination of Ryan Luitjohan and Geo Patrylak finished one-two to provide 18 big points and sprinter Brandon Battle anchored the 4x400 meter relay team to help...
EDWARDSVILLE - The Major Case Squad announced it has identified the victim in the case of the body found at the intersection of Illinois State Route 143 and Goshen Road just outside Edwardsville early Saturday morning. The victim is identified as Tykeisha Marie Dixon (Henderson), 33, Roswell GA., ...
EDWARDSVILLE - The Major Case Squad released more information Saturday afternoon in regard to the unidentified body found at the intersection of Illinois Route 143 and Goshen Road just outside Edwardsville. The Major Case squad continues to pursue leads into identification of the victim. Capt. Davic...
EDWARDSVILLE - If anyone could ever serve as a model of motherhood for others, it would be former Greenfield coach/teacher Bert Trump, now an Edwardsville resident. Bert was a mother to not only her own children, but a mother figure to about every other Greenfield student-athlete in her more than...
EDWARDSVILLE - At approximately 5:49 a.m. on Saturday May 8, 2021, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a citizen who discovered a deceased female located on the roadway at the intersection of Illinois State Route 143 and Goshen Road outside the City of Edwardsville. The Madiso...
HIGHLAND - Schlafly Beer has announced it plans a new brewery location in the City of Highland at 907 Main St. on Town Square. An empty, but historic, 3,420 square-foot building that once the Highland Chamber of Commerce headquarters will be renovated for the new Schlafly location. Schlafly will...
EAST ALTON - East Alton Fire Department joins several other departments in the area with an emphasis on firefighter training. On Thursday night, the department conducted a training event the focus was the use of fire extinguishers on diesel fuel fires. Participating in the training were Fire Chie...
ALTON - The COVID-19 Pandemic has changed many event structures over the past two years, however, Alton High School will have in-person graduation this year. Because of the COVID Pandemic, the graduation will be spread over two dates. Also, because Public School Stadium renovations are complete,...
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