Dan Day has been assistant vice president for communications at Princeton since 2015, and was in acting charge of the Office of Communications for one year before that. He joined the University as director of news and editorial services in 2012 from The Modesto (California) Bee, where he was director of interactive media and audience development, and had been managing editor.
Prior to the Bee, Day spent 23 years with The Associated Press, where he worked as an executive at headquarters in New York and as a reporter, editor and bureau chief in Trenton, New Jersey; San Francisco; Seattle; Omaha, Nebraska; and Milwaukee. He also worked as a reporter at The Daily Times of Ottawa, Illinois.
A Cleveland native, Day has an M.A. degree in journalism from Marquette University and an A.B. degree in the classics from the College of the Holy Cross. At Princeton, he is a fellow at Mathey College and an academic fellow with the baseball team.
He is a member of the board of directors of the Princeton Federal Credit Union and a past president of the First Amendment Coalition, a California-based non-profit that advocates for freedom of speech. He delights in taking photos of his family, his travels and the birds in his backyard. He also enjoys playing guitar and cycling (on one wheel or two).