Dale Willman

Writer, journalism trainer

Saratoga Springs, NY

Dale Willman

An award-winning journalist experienced in on-line, broadcast. print and conflict photography. A major focus is environmental journalism. I've also spent many years conducting journalism trainings on five continents. Most recently I spent a year as lead trainer and civic education advisor in South Sudan.



Today's Headlines with Dale Willman

NPR Newscast, January 2, 2020 - Facebook Live, with Q&A afterward

Today’s Headlines with Dale Willman

NPR Newscast, January 2, 2020 - Facebook Live, with Q&A afterward

NPR Visual Newscast for smart devices

Visual Newscast, NPR - December 24, 2019

Showering in South Sudan…Sometimes

NWNL Director Alison Jones met fellow journalist Dale Willman just before he left for South Sudan. We stayed in touch as he worked to help young local journalists in this Nile River Basin, newly-formed country. Dale is an award-winning editor, reporter, trainer and photographer with decades of reporting from five continents.
No Water, No Life Link to Story

Freelance Files: For Freelancers in Conflict Zones, Help Is out There

Society of Environmental Journalists Link to Story

Keep It Green: Banning Bottled Water?

Coffeehouse Conversations in Saratoga Springs, New York. Broadcast by Equator-HD. Topic: Banning Bottled Water? One of a series of videos about the environment taped in 2008-2009 in Saratoga Springs, New York's Uncommon Grounds Coffee House.
Keep it Green Link to Story

New York Town Up In Arms As Gun Show Approaches

Gun enthusiasts flock to the New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates Arms Fair in March 2012 in Saratoga, N.Y. Some local residents would like the next show to be canceled, in light of the Newtown, Conn., school shootings. Saratoga Springs, N.Y., is the kind of town tourists visit and never want to leave.

Climate Change Science and Policy

Chapter 41 of a book edited by Stephen H. Schneider, et al
Island Press Link to Story

The Hits Just Keep Coming

Produced by Dale Willman: CKLW 800 AM was THE radio station for NPR's Don Gonyea where he grew up outside Detroit, Michigan. It was his primary source for music and entertainment in the 1960s and 70s, as it was for many young people. Whether they were driving their cars, or lying on the beach, it was always to the tune of CKLW.

A Low-Cost Way to Help the Environment

The Chronicle of Philanthropy Link to Story


Dale Willman

Dale Willman has been an award-winning correspondent, editor and trainer for 40 years. He recently spent a year in South Sudan working as Lead Journalism Trainer and Civic Education Advisor for a USAID-funded project. He also spent a year in Indonesia as a Senior Fulbright Scholar, and has worked as an international journalism trainer and mentor on 5 continents.

Willman has organized workshops for the Society of Environmental Journalists on a broad array of topics, from the changing environmental regulations under the Trump Administration to how to better report on climate change issues.

Willman spent more than 12 years in various roles at National Public Radio in Washington, D.C. During the first Gulf War he provided reporting and hourly newscasts from London. His work was included in NPR’s receipt of the 1991 duPont-Columbia Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism. Also while with NPR, Willman shared a Peabody Award for his work on the Lost and Found Sound series broadcast on All Things Considered.

As a correspondent he won a national Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting in 1998 for his CNN Radio series, Broadway’s Dirty Little Secret.

And while with CBS, Willman provided coverage of the White House, Capitol Hill, the Pentagon and the State Department for CBS Radio stations. He also served as field producer and correspondent for a number of major events, from U.S.-Soviet Summits to the bombing of the Murrah Federal Office Building in Oklahoma City.

Willman is also a public speaker and lectures on college campuses on numerous topics, from environmental journalism to media diversity.

Willman lives with his family in Saratoga Springs, New York.



  • Editor
  • Journalist
  • Field Producer
  • Audio Editing
  • Video Editing
  • Public Speaking
  • New Media
  • Radio, TV
  • Investigative Reporting
  • Public Radio
  • Online Journalism
  • Journalism Training