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Daniel   Hicks

Daniel Hicks

Lecturer, Economics


Daniel Hicks is an economics professor, professional journalist, former network tv news producer, management consultant & talent coach.

Between 1988-2009, Daniel covered current events, politics, business and entertainment from Los Angeles for NBC News, NBC Today, NBC NewsChannel, MSNBC and CNBC. He received Emmy nominations for breaking news in 2004 (funeral of U.S. President Ronald Reagan) and 1997 (Heaven's Gate cult tragedy near San Diego). In 1998, he covered German national elections from Berlin as an MSNBC foreign correspondent and journalism fellow with the Arthur F. Burns Foundation in Washington, D.C.

In 2000, UC Berkeley hired Daniel as a senior analyst to modernize campus research communications. His report became a blueprint for the entire UC system and spawned the cable channel, UC TV.

While covering Hollywood and West Coast business news in 2004, Daniel created CNBC's first-and-only, multiyear corporate sustainability series sponsored by Japanese carmaker Toyota Motors, oil giant British Petroleum and former NBC Universal parent General Electric.

Daniel holds a master’s degree from the School of Journalism at Columbia University in the City of New York and a bachelor’s degree in economics & political science from UCLA, where he also earned a professional degree in financial accounting in 2011.

Research Interests

Sustainability Reporting & Assurance, ESG, Transparency, Stakeholder Communication, Digital Media

Teaching and Professional Experience

  • Lecturer, Department of Economics, Miami Herbert Business School, Jan 2017 – Present
  • Adjunct Faculty, Department of Journalism & Media Management, School of Communication, University of Miami, Aug 2015 – Present
  • Principal / Founder, Florida Sustainability Partners, Jan 2000 – Present


  • Sustainable Business, Journalism & Media Management
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