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Dan Harris        

ABC News Correspondent, Anchor of "Nightline" & Co-Anchor of "Good Morning America"

Dan Harris is a correspondent for ABC News, an anchor for Nightline and co-anchor for the weekend edition of Good Morning America. But after having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes.

A lifelong nonbeliever, Harris found himself on a bizarre adventure, involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists. Eventually, Harris realized that the source of his problems was the very thing he always thought was his greatest asset: the incessant, insatiable voice in his head, which had both propelled him through the ranks of a hyper-competitive business and also led him to make the profoundly stupid decisions that provoked his on-air freak-out.

After learning about research that suggests meditation can do everything from lower your blood pressure to essentially rewire your brain, Harris took a deep dive into the underreported world of CEOs, scientists, and even marines who are now meditating for increased calm, focus and happiness.

Harris has reported on a series of events such as the mass shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, Aurora, Colorado and Tucson, Arizona and has covered various natural disasters from the earthquake in Haiti to Myanmar to New Orleans. He has also reported on combat in Afghanistan, Israel, Gaza and the West Bank, and has made six visits to Iraq. Domestically, Harris has led ABC News' coverage of faith, with a particular focus on the evangelical movement. He scored one of the first interviews with former pastor Ted Haggard after his sex and drugs scandal.

He has authored two books: “10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works – A True Story” and “Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-to Book.”

Harris has been honored several times for his journalistic contributions. He received an Edward R. Murrow Award for his reporting on a young Iraqi man who received the help he needed in order to move to America, and in 2009 won an Emmy Award for his "Nightline" report, "How to Buy a Child in Ten Hours."

Speech Topics


10 % HAPPIER: THE SKEPTICAL CASE FOR MEDITATION

How a fidgety, skeptic anchorman found meditation

Join us for a lecture and conversation with Dan Harris, Emmy Award-winning correspondent for ABC News, Nightline co-anchor and author of New York Times Bestseller: "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in my Head, Reduced Stress without Losing my Edge, and Found Self-Help that Really Works - A True Story."

Mindfulness, Meditation, Happiness, and How to be Less Crazed at Work

The Balance Between Ambition and Contentment

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