After a 45-year career in broadcast news, Dan Cummings retired from NEWSCHANNEL 9 in Syracuse in 2021. In his 37 years at Channel 9, he anchored and reported for every major newscast and hosted Channel 9’s public affairs programs “Central Issues” and “Newsmakers.”
Dan is a two-time Emmy award-winner for his work on “Veterans Voices,” a special program paying tribute to those who’ve served our country.
In 2013, he was honored with an Edward R. Murrow award for Best News Documentary for “Saints Among Us,” which told the stories of newly-canonized Saints Marianne Cope and Kateri Tekakwitha. He was twice recognized by the New York State Broadcasters Association for Best Documentary for his coverage of Honor Flight Syracuse missions to Washington. He has twice been honored with the Syracuse Press Club’s Professional Standards Award, and in 2018 was named to the Press Club’s Wall of Distinction.
Before launching his TV career, Dan spent 8 years in radio news at WHEN in Syracuse and at stations in Rochester and Ithaca.
Dan received the House of Providence Bishop’s Award from Catholic Charities in 2018 in recognition of his service to the Syracuse community.
Dan was born and raised in southern Cayuga County. He holds a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Geneseo, a master’s degree from Cornell University, and honorary degrees from LeMoyne and Onondaga Community College.
His wife Danielle is the Chancellor and Communications Director for the Catholic Diocese of Syracuse. They are the proud parents of Anna and Jonah Cummings.