Daniel Potter started out as an intern at Nashville Public Radio, where he worked as a general assignment reporter for six years, covering everything from tornadoes to the statehouse.
His work there led to several all-nighters -- including the time downtown Nashville flooded in 2010, the first night Occupy Nashville got arrested, and the time a mysterious explosion at the Opryland Hotel injured no one but left hundreds of weary evacuees with nowhere to snooze but the seats of the nearby Grand Ole Opry.
In 2014 he relocated to Berkeley, where he works as a freelancer. He has contributed science features to NPR's national broadcasts, mainly on California's drought. He's also appeared on such shows as Science Friday and the PBS NewsHour.
Daniel holds degrees in journalism and Spanish from Middle Tennessee State University. In his spare time he enjoys rock climbing, podcasts and Arnold Palmers.
October 25, 2017
A report the Trump administration does not support the $16 billion project spurred fears the administration would broadly oppose it. But the federal Department of Interior later issued a clarification.
October 11, 2017
California could soon allow companies developing autonomous vehicles to test them on public roads without a driver or even a steering wheel. New proposed rules also set a path for driverless cars coming to the public.
September 28, 2017
If you want a new well in California, you might have to let your neighbors know how much water you plan to pump.
September 25, 2017
Gov. Jerry Brown is considering a bill that would allow for so-called “liquid cremation,” where a chemical bath dissolves most of the body away except enough bone to put in an urn.
September 25, 2017
Companies that manufacture cleaning products may have to disclose a lot more information about what’s in them, under a proposal passed by California lawmakers. The final version of the bill now headed to the governor includes some compromises.
September 21, 2017
Fresno’s Westlands Water District says it won’t help pay for California’s $16 billion delta tunnels project. That raises questions for how the proposal to overhaul the state’s water system will move forward.
September 18, 2017
Scientists at UC Davis have found a genetic distinction between Chinook salmon that migrate in spring and fall. That has a Northern California tribe calling to make spring Chinook an endangered species. But some farmers are skeptical.
September 11, 2017
It’s the California legislature’s last chance to make tweaks before the state starts issuing licenses to sell marijuana in January.
September 7, 2017
The California state Senate is poised to vote on how and when employers consider the criminal records of job applicants.
August 30, 2017
Besides an affordable housing deal, some California lawmakers also want a bond to fund billions of dollars in new parks and water projects.