Hello! I am a writer and journalist who covers national affairs. I previously worked as a senior reporter at HuffPost, where I wrote for Highline, and as a staff reporter for Mother Jones. My work has also appeared in The AtlanticMarie Claire, ELLE.com, and InsiderI am a two-time Livingston Awards finalist for coverage of youth in adult prisons and jail deaths. I won a Writers Guild Award for a story I co-wrote about police officer domestic abuse.  You may check out some of my journalism herehere and here.


I am completing an M.F.A. in fiction at the University of Wyoming. I attended the 2020 summer Tin House workshop and my fiction has recently appeared in Cheap Pop, Hobart, and CutBank Literary Magazine. I grew up in Bozeman, Montana, which I wrote about here.


Email: danaliebelson(at)gmail(dot)com