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Dan Cooney, a member of the Class of 2013, has been selected as this year’s NBC/John Carroll University "Meet the Press" Fellowship recipient. Dan’s major is communication and theatre arts with a minor in political science. He served as editor-in-chief of the award-winning "Carroll News" during the 2012-13 academic year. Dan is a member of the communications honor society, Lambda Pi Eta, and the Jesuit institutions' honor society, Alpha Sigma Nu. His hometown is Erie, Pennsylvania. The NBC/John Carroll University "Meet the Press" Fellowship was created in honor of the Sunday morning program’s legendary host, Tim Russert, a 1972 graduate of John Carroll. It is awarded to a John Carroll University graduating senior motivated to pursue a career in political journalism. The Fellowship is a nine-month position at NBC’s "Meet the Press." The Fellowship affords a John Carroll University graduate the opportunity to gain experience in the research and production of the weekly political talk show under the direction of the program’s executive producer. The Fellow will be exposed to the roles of editor, reporter, producer, and correspondent.