Danielle Knight is a reporter for U.S.News & World Report, assigned to its investigations team. She was a co-author of the October 2003 investigation “Big Money on Campus,” which probed questionable tactics in the privatized student loan industry. She joined the magazine in 2003
Previously, as a freelance print and radio reporter, Knight worked for: the New York Times, National Public Radio’s Living on Earth, the National Radio Project, Pacifica Network News, Americas Magazine, Dollars and Sense Magazine, and Z Magazine.
She has also been an environment reporter with the Inter Press Service international newswire, reporting and writing daily on international environmental issues.
Knight received a B.A. in International Studies/Environmental Studies from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. She also holds an M.A. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Knight won the Columbia University James A. Wechsler Award for International Reporting in 2003. She received the Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholarship in 2003 and the Kurt Schork Memorial Scholarship for International Journalism at Columbia University in 2002. In 2000, she won the Project Censored Award for “United McNations,” a Dollars and Sense Magazine project.