Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
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Z. Daniel Barnett

Z. Daniel Barnett

Z. Daniel Barnett joined the AVC News team in 2011, since which time he has strived to bring timely, impartial coverage to AVC's six stations each and every weekday morning. An AP-award winning journalist and editor, he currently serves as AVC Communications' news director.

Early in his career, Daniel delivered news of the infamous Zanesville exotic animal escape in October 2011 to listeners at home and "across the Pond" as a featured reporter on BBC's PM with Eddie Mair; braved the elements to broadcast up-to-the-minute information during the severe summer storms of 2012; and followed the court proceedings of six suspects connected to the Coventry Estates double homicide of June 2012.

Since then, Daniel has also served as AVC's chief political reporter. He followed the debate over Common Core legislation at the Ohio Statehouse; interviewed state and national politicians, such as Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman, Attorney General Mike DeWine and former Gov. Ted Strickland; and followed Gov. John Kasich's presidential campaign to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

On a day-to-day basis, Daniel's reporting focus is on crime and the courts, education, local and state government and shale energy.

While at AVC, Daniel has expanded coverage of local elections as organizer and moderator of the bi-annual Meet the Candidates forum. He also serves as Arts and Culture Correspondant and occassional host of Talk of the Town on Cambridge Community TV2.

Company official says EG360 continues to work ODNR, Ohio EPA

House considered complete loss, but all residents escape safely

Unrelated crashes, more than 40 miles apart, choked eastbound traffic Monday

26-year-old McClay was named among Cambridge PD's most-wanted last year

PD says suspect leveled death threats at employees, had to be maced

Memo shows the drilling treatment facility could not operate, as proposed

Bates to serve nearly four years for domestic violence, violating protection order

Prosecutor's Office: Rogers has been convicted of 14 felonies, served six different sentences

Area residents, 18 years+, invited to free event at Pritchard-Laughlin on July 25

Evidence of new exploration in Buckeye State shows caution by drillers

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