Daniel Wood is a visual journalist at NPR, where he brings data and analyses into complex topics by paired reporting with custom charts, maps and explainers. He focuses on data-rich topics like COVID-19 outcomes, climate change and politics. His interest in tracking a small outbreak of a novel coronavirus in January 2020 helped position NPR to be among the leading news organizations to provide daily updates on the growth and impact of COVID-19 around the country and globe.
Prior to joining NPR, Wood worked for several years at the Urban Institute, building data visualizations that highlighted and publicized their research. Before that, Wood worked in communications for the Department of Energy.
Wood is a native of Philadelphia and prefers his cheesesteak with fried onions and American or provolone, not wiz. Never green peppers or mushrooms. Ever. He holds a bachelor's degree from Boston University in environmental analysis and policy.