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Who the heck is Dan Santow?

I’m a senior vice president at Edelman, the world’s largest privately held public relations firm. Until the beginning of 2008 I was the director of the Editorial Services practice in Chicago and Texas (with practice colleagues in New York and Atlanta). I still am, but I've taken on another role that's now about 90 percent of my job, and that's as editorial director of our worldwide intranet site, an exciting new challenge for me.

Before joining Edelman, I was a journalist, and have worked at Chicago magazine (senior editor), People magazine (staff writer in NY), and Hospitals & Health Networks (managing editor). I’ve also written for Town & Country, Redbook, Elle Décor, Met Home, the Chicago Tribune, Cooking Light, and Men’s Health, among other publications. Lastly, I’ve written seven books, five of which are nonfiction biographies for children (Scholastic), including one of Eleanor Roosevelt, my personal heroine.

I have a bachelor's in political science from Vassar and a master's in journalism from Northwestern.