16 Facts About Daniel Dale


Daniel Dale was born on March 28,1985 and is a Canadian journalist known for fact-checking former United States President Donald Trump during his 2016 presidential campaign and presidency.

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Daniel Dale was born to a Jewish family and raised in Thornhill, Ontario.

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Daniel Dale earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from York University's Schulich School of Business.

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Daniel Dale worked for the Star as their Toronto City Hall reporter and bureau chief, covering the administration of Mayor Rob Ford and his brother Doug from 2010 to 2014.

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In May 2012, Daniel Dale investigated a potential purchase of public lands near Rob Ford's home when Daniel Dale and Ford had an incident.

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Daniel Dale said that Ford was "extremely agitated" and had frightened him into leaving behind his mobile phone and digital recorder at the scene of the incident.

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In December 2013, Ford accused Daniel Dale of taking pictures of Ford's children on his property in the previous incident; Daniel Dale denied the accusation, saying that he had never taken any photographs of Ford's family, which was corroborated by a police investigation.

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Ford later retracted the accusations, stating "there was absolutely no basis for the statement I made about Mr Daniel Dale taking pictures, " in response to Daniel Dale launching a lawsuit against him.

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In 2014, Daniel Dale fact-checked the candidates of that year's Toronto mayoral election.

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In 2015, Daniel Dale traveled to Washington, DC, to serve as the Washington bureau chief for the Toronto Star.

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In November 2015, Daniel Dale travelled to Milwaukee to write about its racial segregation.

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Daniel Dale maintained a list of fact-checks of Trump for the Toronto Star from the beginning of Trump's presidency until he departed from the Star in June 2019.

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In June 2019, Daniel Dale left the Toronto Star to join CNN as a full-time fact-checker for Trump and other politicians.

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Daniel Dale contributes to a regular "Facts First" column in CNN Politics.

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Daniel Dale is a teetotaler, having only had two drinks in his life.

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Daniel Dale won the Edward Goff Penny Memorial Prize in 2010 and 2011, the National Newspaper Award for Short Feature in 2012 and the Norman Webster Award for International Reporting in 2019.

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