10 Things You Didn’t Know about Dan Harris

The media isn’t a fan-favorite right now, and many people refuse to watch or believe what they see on the news. ABC journalist Dan Harris is a man who has been on the air for many years working on shows such as Nightline and Good Morning America, but he’s been in the spotlight recently for his take on finding happiness and managing mental health. He’s the man who had a panic attack on the air many years ago on live television in the middle of a news update. He was horrified, embarrassed, and unsure how to proceed, and he’s taken his time to make a lot of positive changes in his life since.

1. He’s Almost 50

Mid-pandemic 2020, Dan Harris celebrated his last birthday in his 40s. He turned 49 on July 26. You could do the math, but we will save you the carrying and tell you he was born in 1971. He’s earned a lot of success in his short life.

2. He’s Got Successful Parents

Dan Harris did not grow up in a household where education, academics, and hard work were not that important. His mother was is an expert on lymphomas and she works at the Massachusetts General Hospital as a pathologist. His father works for Harvard University’s radiation oncology residency program as a chair.

3. He’s Married

He’s a married man. His wife is Dr. Bianca Harris. They don’t spend much time sharing their marriage or personal life online, so she’s a bit of a mystery to us. We know that they got married in 2009 and that they have a son together, but that is about all we know of their marriage.

4. He’s A Rock Star

You might not see Dan Harris and think rock star, but he had his glory days as a rock star. He might not be Bon Jovi, but he is a drummer and he did have a band in which he was the bassist. His band was called The Unband, and he played while he was still in high school. What a cool thing to do.

5. His Panic Attack Was Very Public

Let’s be very clear in saying that there is nothing wrong with having a panic attack. You obviously don’t want to have one, but they can be induced by any number of things such as nervousness, stress, worry, exhaustion, and so many other things. It is not an indication that there is something wrong with you, but it could mean that you have some health issues you need to address. Dan Harris’ panic attack was live on national television back in 2004. He was on Good Morning America when it happened, and it was a crushing blow to him.

6. He Did Drugs

He comes across as a man who is very serious when he is on the air, but he’s a man who had a dark problem for a time in his life. He was depressed. He spent a lot of time in Iraq covering the war, and that is not an easy place to be. His depression was worsening, so he began self-medicating with recreational drugs. His psychiatrist asked him, following his panic attack, if he was using drugs, and pointed out that it might be the reason for his attack.

7. The Panic Attack Changed His Life

Following the realization that it might be his drug use that caused his panic attack, he was able to become sober. He was very clear stating that he was not high when he had it on the air, but that he was using drugs. He knew he had to change his life, and he did.

8. He Began Meditating

This was not easy for him, as he did consider it ridiculous. He didn’t see that there was any benefit to doing this, but he quickly realized it was changing his life. It helps to rewire the brain, and it helped him tremendously. This is why he decided to create his meditation app.

9. He’s Doing All Right

He’s had a successful enough career that he has an estimated net worth of $5 million. He and his wife both make good money doing what they do – she is a doctor – and they’ve been able to live a comfortable lifestyle.

10. He’s An Emmy Winner

Not too many people get to say that about themselves, but Dan Harris does. He is an Emmy award-winning journalist who has really done big things with his career. He will continue to do so, too, if we had to guess.



Add Comment

Head of the Class is Getting Revived on HBO Max
The Curse of Oak Island is Back: What More Can Season 8 Possibly Bring Us?
Wait, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire is Still On?
Who The Punisher Could’ve Fought In Season Three
You Can Now Buy The Halloween 5 Michael Myers House
Video Gives Heartfelt Eulogy For Phone Booths in the Movies
Harry Potter Books
Why Rupert Grint Had a Bad Reputation With Harry Potter Film Crew
Anthony Daniels Will Play C-3PO Until the Day He Dies
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Brian Altemus
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Hrithik Roshan
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Dhruva Sarja
Awesome Fan-Made DC Animated Video Features Robin in Action
Freddy Krueger, Jason and Pinhead are Fighting the Power Rangers in Fan-Made Comic
Elm Street
Did You Know Marvel Made a Freddy Kreuger Comic in 1989?
Five Reasons Why DeSaad Deserves a Solo Movie
What We Learned from The Batman: Three Jokers Trailer
The Top Ten Dueling Monsters In Yu-Gi-Oh!
The Top Five Yu-Gi-Oh! Villains
Vinland Saga
Why You Should Be Watching Vinland Saga
Super Anime
Check Out Mario & Luigi: Super Anime Brothers
Building The Ultimate Breath Of The Wild Playhouse
How Many Potatoes It Takes to Run DOOM
Here’s What We Know about Harry Potter: Hogwarts Legacy for PS5
Turns out Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Has Connections to Modern Warfare