Executive Editor for Digital - National Geographic Partners
As executive editor for digital, Dan Gilgoff oversees the news, blogs, adventure and production teams for National Geographic Partners, whose digital content reaches 25 million users a month on its website and more than 200 million followers on social and partner platforms.
Gilgoff joined National Geographic in 2013 as director of digital news, where he led a team that grew traffic to NationalGeographic.com’s daily content by 40 percent.
He was previously religion editor at CNN.com, where he headed a team that won the Online Journalism Award for beat reporting. Gilgoff has also worked as the political correspondent for U.S. News & World Report and for Beliefnet, where he won the Online Journalism Award for commentary.
He is the author of “The Jesus Machine: How James Dobson, Focus on the Family, and Evangelical America Are Winning the Culture War” (St. Martin’s Press, 2007), which Publishers Weekly described as “a smart piece of investigative journalism” and National Review said displayed “a remarkably astute grasp of the evangelical movement, their motives, their resources, and their goals.”
Gilgoff has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Politico and The Los Angeles Times and has appeared frequently on NPR, CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC and C-SPAN.
Gilgoff has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from The George Washington University and has taught journalism at Montclair State University.