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Donato (Danny) Pietrodangelo - Writer

Donato (Danny) Pietrodangelo was born in New York City and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Communications and Master’s Degree in Communication (communication effects) from Florida State University. He has had a diverse writing career, producing work for a variety of media, including print, digital, film, television and radio.

Pietrodangelo has been a writer and editor for more than 35 years, as well as an adjunct professor teaching writing, in the Florida State University, College of Communications.

He has written extensively about a wide range of topics, for example: numerous medical procedures and building of Florida’s world famous Sunshine Skyway Bridge, homelessness, teen pregnancy, developmental disabilities, Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law, Haiti (economy and health care), Vietnam, martial arts, cable television programming, AIDS/HIV, digital photography and more. In addition, he has published a number of first-person commentaries on topics including growing up in Miami, China (economy, society and changes), politics, becoming a country music, the 60s and other subjects. Further, he has written more than 30 scripts for award-winning educational programs and documentaries, which he also produced and directed as an independent film and video producer.

Pietrodangelo has worked extensively with the U.S. Naval War College, writing: e-learning course materials on topics such as military doctrine, Operational Warfare, domains of Naval Warfare, war in the Falklands/Malvinas (documentary), war in the Pacific and more.

He is an experienced speechwriter who has written for the governor of Florida, the Florida Attorney General, the director of the (then) largest health and human services state agency in the country, the Florida Insurance Commissioner, various Florida Legislators and others. He also taught ghost writing (speech writing) at Florida State University.

He is an experienced magazine writer, with articles published in national and international magazines including: Florida Magazine, Americas Magazine, (Magazine of the Organization of American States), Caribbean and West Indies Chronicles, Sunday Woman, Maine Life, Modern Photography, Creative Camera (London), New England Journal of Human Services, Broadcast Communications, Tallahassee Magazine USAToday network, floridapolitics.com  and more. Pietrodangelo is a contributing columnist for the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper (Gannett Company), writing on a wide range of subjects: The People’s Republic of China, Hanoi, health care in Haiti, cancer, depression, dogs, the U. S economy and access to health insurance.

His research skills meet the most rigorous journalistic and academic standards.

Finally, he is an accomplished, well-exhibited and internationally published photographer; and, editor of a small, national award-winning martial arts magazine.