Dan Telvock covers the environment for Investigative Post.
Telvock was an award winning reporter in Virginia for 13 years before joining Investigative Post in September.
He covered government, politics and public safety during his six-year tenure at two daily newspapers, The Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg and The Winchester Star. His coverage of a failed response to a fatal house fire was selected the best investigative story in its class in 2011 by the Virginia Press Association.
Telvock also worked for two weeklies, including Leesburg Today, the largest weekly in the state. His reporting on the misuse of a government-issued credit card ultimately sent one administrator to prison, and was honored as the best investigative story in 2003. His reporting on Virginia’s broken indigent defense system won the top award again in 2004 by the Virginia Press Association.
While working as a newspaper reporter, he also founded and operated The Landry Hat, a blog that covered the Dallas Cowboys, from 2005 to 2008.
Most recently, Telvock worked as a reporter and editor in Northern Virginia for Patch, a hyperlocal online news service operated by AOL.
Telvock was born and raised in the Finger Lakes Region. He graduated from Fredonia University in 1998 with a bachelors degree in communications. He previously earned an associates degree in television and radio broadcasting from Cayuga Community College.
Upon graduation he worked as a radio news anchor in Colorado and Virginia.
Telvock’s work for Investigative Post includes a three-part series on Buffalo’s struggling recycling program, an award-winning series on the badly polluted Scajaquada Creek and a series on lead poisoning in Buffalo’s inner city. Readers have voted Telvock’s work top story of the year for the past three years. Those winning stories are his coverage of Gallagher Beach in 2013, his Scajaquada Creek series in 2014 and his investigation into the checkered history of one of the city’s biggest landlords. In addition to reporting, he writes an environmental blog called Green Post.