Daniel Bates

Freelance journalist and foreign correspondent


Daniel is an award-winning multimedia journalist with more than a decade of experience working across two continents.

He began his career working for national newspapers in the UK, where he is from, and is now based in New York.

Daniel has chased shady political donors in the Dominican Republic, worked on the Ferguson protests for a year and got world exclusives on major stories like the Boston Marathon bombing.

When he is not getting on a plane for a story Daniel also writes culture pieces, works on long term investigations and writes occasional Letter from America opinion articles. 

Daniel's journalism and photography has appeared in; The Guardian, The Daily Beast, The International Business Times and The National, a major English language newspaper in Dubai. Since 2010 he has been a US correspondent for the Daily Mail and the New York correspondent for the London Evening Standard. 

In 2015 Daniel's work on the campaign to free Shaker Aamer, the last Briton held in Guantanamo, was commended by the British Press Awards. The judges said that the campaign by the Daily Mail was 'brave and principled' and was part of a 'superb year for campaigning journalism' for the paper.

In 2017 Daniel and four others won the Hostwriter Pitch Prize with a project on global gentrification which beat 120 other contestants.


On patrol along America's most dangerous border

Week long assignment in the Rio Grande Valley with the Border Patrol in South Texas for DailyMailTV
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Profile photo by Bobby Bonsey. Background photo by Danny Reise