An award-winning television news writer, reporter, and producer, Daniel Fiorucci most recently reported for KTUU-TV in Anchorage, Alaska. He began his career in radio in Florida, as afternoon-drive anchor at WRMF Radio in Titusville. Daniel Fiorucci also worked at radio stations in Melbourne and Daytona Beach and covered the Space Shuttle’s first launch before accepting a position in 1981 as Daytona Beach Bureau Chief for WFTV-TV News in Orlando. From there, his career took him to Scranton, Pennsylvania, where he earned Associated Press Awards for Best Enterprise Reporting on “The Hazards of Indoor Radon” and “Asbestos in the Classroom” as a reporter for WNEP-TV News.
In his next post, reporting for WTXF-TV News in Philadelphia, Daniel Fiorucci received multiple Emmy Award nominations for feature reporting and a Philadelphia Press Association Honorable Mention for a piece about a National Football League strike. At this station, he also garnered an Associated Press Award for Spot News. Also in Philadelphia, Daniel Fiorucci wrote news and reported for WCAU-TV News and WPHL-TV News, earning additional Emmy nominations and a regional Emmy Award for “Fire-Safe Jet Fuel.” He won first place honors from the Society of Professional Journalists for Best Science Series as well.
At KTUU-TV in Anchorage, Alaska, where he worked during the 1012 legislative session as Juneau Bureau Chief, Mr. Fiorucci continued his record of award-winning writing, reporting, and producing, receiving multiple Alaska Broadcasters Association and Alaska Press Club awards. In the early to mid-1990s, Mr. Fiorucci acted as a freelance producer of medical documentaries for Lifetime Medical TV and as a Segment Producer of Newton’s Apple on the Public Broadcasting System. He also has freelanced for such major productions as ABC World News Tonight; CBS Radio News; and National Geographic TV, which aired “World’s Highest Parachute Jump,” a film he produced, on National Geographic Explorer.
Daniel Fiorucci graduated from Fordham University with a double major, earning a Bachelor of Science in General Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. He also completed coursework at the University of Maryland on a Knight Ridder Science Journalism Fellowship.