Dan Sweeney

Boca Raton, FL USA
Website: http://

Professional Experience

Concentrating on music and travel in my freelance career, I have covered the cigar industry in Honduras; driven across Ireland in search of folk music; and interviewed a wide array of bands, from heavy hitters such as the Pogues and Phish to up-and-comers like the Heavy Pets. I also write about state and national politics as the Florida reporter for the South Florida Sun Sentinel. You can reach me at dansweeney1976@yahoo.com.


12 Years
16 Years
16 Years


6 Years
3 Years
11 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
1 Year
Newspaper - Local/Regional
12 Years
Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
6 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

14 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Biltmore Magazine (1-2), South Florida Sun-Sentinel (10+), American Airlines Publications (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Harvest Moon Publications (1-2), All Trade Consultants, Ltd. (1-2)

Other Work History

I am currently the Florida reporter for the South Florida Sun Sentinel, the daily newspaper based in Fort Lauderdale. Previously, I was the associate editor at the alternative weekly City Link Magazine (2003-2011) and the calendar editor of the alternative weekly New Times Broward Palm/Beach (2000-2003).

Technical Skills

Adobe Photoshop and InDesign

Foreign Language Skills

some Spanish

Computer Skills

Completely literate on both Mac and PC, some html coding ability


laptop, digital camera, digital recorder, yo-yo


Adam Pitluk, Editor of American Way Magazine, adam.pitluk@aapubs.com

Work Samples


(Relix Magazine 11/1/2007)
I wrote this article on South Florida jam band The Heavy Pets for Relix Magazine's Spotlight section, a regular feature of the magazine.
(American Way Magazine 9/15/2009)
I was sent by American Way, American Airlines' in-flight magazine, to Danli, Honduras, to tour a cigar factory and write a story on how some of the best cigars in the world make it from the tobacco fields, to the factories, to a warehouse near Miami, Fla., and finally to shops around the world.
(American Way Magazine 9/15/2009)
Page 4 of the American Way cigar story.
(American Way Magazine 9/15/2009)
Page 2 of the American Way cigar story.
(Relix Magazine 11/1/2007)
Page 2 of the Relix Spotlight article.
(American Way Magazine 9/15/2009)
Page 3 of the American Way cigar story