Daniel Wood Daniel Wood is a visual journalist at NPR.
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Daniel Wood

Daniel Wood

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.

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Ira Wallace talks about collard greens at Acorn Community Farm in Mineral, Va. "Purple is a color that develops in the winter much more strongly," Wallace says. Eze Amos for NPR hide caption

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Map showing the COVID-19 risk level in each state. Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, Census Bureau 2019 population estimates, 2020 Census (U.S. territories) hide caption

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Pro-Trump counties now have far higher COVID death rates. Misinformation is to blame

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What to know about your risk of a serious or fatal breakthrough COVID infection

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Philadelphia's Suburbs Helped Deliver Crucial Pennsylvania For Biden

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