Dale Willman has spent his lifetime thinking in images, as both a reporter and photographer. The best writing, after all, is about setting scenes and creating images. So is the most captivating photography.
Through his work and personal travels he has taken photographs on five continents. Willman’s subject interests are broad, ranging from human interest studies to photography in conflict zones.
Willman is also an award-winning news anchor, editor, reporter and trainer with decades of experience working around the world. During more than 15 years in Washington, DC he worked for NPR, CBS and CNN. During the first Gulf War he reported from London for NPR, providing coverage for an IRA bombing campaign, and he anchored the only NPR Newscasts ever broadcast from overseas. His work was included in NPR’s receipt of the 1991 duPont-Columbia Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism. Also while with NPR, Willman shared a Peabody Award for his work on the Lost and Found Sound series broadcast on All Things Considered.
As a correspondent he won a national Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting in 1998 for his CNN Radio series, Broadway’s Dirty Little Secret. He also anchored Monitor Radio’s morning show from Boston for two years.
As a trainer Willman spent a year recently in South Sudan working with the staff of a local radio station. He was also awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 2010, spending a year in Indonesia where he researched noted naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace. He also lectured at Padjadjaran University in Bandung, Indonesia.
And as a photographer he has sold photos to clients across the country.
Willman is the founder and Associate Director of the Resilience Media Project at the Earth Institute of Columbia University and continues to anchor NPR newscasts occasionally. He also documents the world around him through his photographic work.
Dale lives with his family in Saratoga Springs, New York, where he spends as much time outside in the nearby Adirondack Park as he can. He also volunteers for LASAR – Lower Adirondacks Search and Rescue.