The Theater Journalist
Daniel Bryan ’19, like any savvy journalist, landed an internship at NY1 by contacting leads. While there, he assisted with interviewing Broadway stars like Nicolette Robinson, Daniel Radcliffe, Cuba Gooding Jr., Kerry Washington, and more!
Daniel Bryan ’19 is an avid theatergoer with a passion for serving the arts, and he knew early on that communication studies was the right fit for him when it came time to consider what he wanted to study at Pace. “[The] major gave me the flexibility to gain knowledge in all aspects of media as I focused my studies in public relations and journalism,” Bryan explained.
And Bryan has certainly been busy! He’s since interned for two public relations firms and worked the Drama Desk Awards, the Off-Broadway run of the now-Broadway hit Be More Chill, the Chita Rivera Awards, the New Dramatists Awards, and many Off-Broadway shows through the public relations firm Keith Sherman & Associates (KSA).
It was at KSA where Bryan discovered his desire to write about the stories he sent out to other journalists. He wanted to be those journalists, and he knew just how to break into the biz. “I reached out to theater journalists [who] I looked up to, and ultimately landed an internship with NY1 Spectrum News,” Bryan explained.
That earned him a coveted spot with Frank DiLella, host of NY1’s On Stage, where Bryan gained invaluable insight into the production process. From working on a day-in-the-life episode with Nicolette Robinson during her Broadway debut for Waitress, to assisting with exclusive interviews with Daniel Radcliffe, Cuba Gooding Jr., Kerry Washington, and many others, Bryan knew he’d found his niche.
We asked if he could pin down one memorable moment while at NY1. A difficult feat, to be sure, but Bryan managed to whittle it down to three: “Some of my favorite pieces we worked on were The Lifespan of a Fact episode, Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song episode, and the interview we did with Jez Butterworth for The Ferryman.”
What’s next for the journalist championing the arts? Bryan said he wants to continue his work as a reporter after he graduates in May by covering stories related to Broadway, Off-Broadway, and even across the pond on London’s West End. “By doing this, I strive to create and manage video- and editorial-based content while developing meaningful topics of discussion, and informing mass audiences about [the] arts and culture in their area,” he said.
Bryan might even run his own show one day—a pipeline dream he’s still considering, and one we know he’d do exceptionally well at. But no matter where he ultimately ends up, we know we’ll be seeing Bryan’s name in lights in someday.
He left us with these words: “Thanks to Pace, having the city as my campus, [and] the internships I have acquired, I have the tools to make my dreams come true.” Break a leg at Commencement, Bryan!
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