Dana Bate is a writer and award-winning journalist living in Washington, DC. Her writing has appeared in numerous outlets, including McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Culinate and Smithsonian.com. Her first novel, The Dupont Circle Supper Club, will be published by Hyperion in January 2013.
Prior to her writing career, Dana spent five years working as a field producer and on-air reporter for the PBS Nightly Business Report, where she won the prestigious Gerald Loeb Award for a series she produced on the Indian economy. The award almost made up for the monkey attack she endured while on location. Almost.
In addition to the daily scripts she wrote for NBR, she contributed regularly to the program&