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Daniel Garrison

Producer & Correspondent In-Residence

Contact Information

Escalante Hall 114

970.248.1073

dgarrison@coloradomesa.edu

Education

MA, Television, Film and Radio: Syracuse University Newhouse School of Public Communication

BS, Speech: Northwestern University 

Biography 

Dan has a background in Theatre as an Actor, Director, Teacher and award-winning Playwright. He began his television career at WVIZ (PBS) in Cleveland, Ohio where he produced, wrote and hosted a series of state-wide creative writing programs.

In 1993, Dan moved to Las Vegas, Nevada to work at KLVX (PBS) where he served as Executive Producer of the Emmy-winning show, “Outdoor Nevada.” He was the Producer, Writer and Narrator of a documentary history on water in the Las Vegas Valley called “The Water Rules.” The documentary received a National Education Association Award for the Advancement of Learning through Broadcasting and an Emmy. He also produced and wrote the year-long “Southern Nevada Millennial Moments” series of historical programs developed in partnership with the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “First One Hundred Project.” His six-part documentary series about scientists preserving endangered species such as Black Rhinos, Peregrine Falcons and Gray Wolves in places like Tanzania, Alaska and Yellowstone National Park was distributed internationally through South Carolina Educational TV (PBS).

As a partner with Joshua Tree Productions in Las Vegas he wrote a documentary on the Black Canyon of the Colorado, “Rafting the River of Time,” which earned him an Emmy. He also produced programs for the University of Nevada, the Southern Nevada Water Authority’s Springs Preserve, the National Atomic Testing Museum and the Clark County Desert Conservation Program.

He came to Grand Junction in January of 2016 to serve as the first Producer/Correspondent In-Residence for Rocky Mountain PBS at Colorado Mesa University.