Daniel Weiss

Reporter, writer, editor

New York, NY

Daniel Weiss

Reporter, writer, editor


Place of the Loyal Samurai

On a Micronesian island, archaeologists have identified evocative evidence of one of WWII’s most brutal battles.
Archaeology Link to Story

The Case of the Stolen Sumerian Antiquities

Experts managed to track down looted antiquities through a combination of good fortune and canny sleuthing.
Archaeology Link to Story

Cultural Revival

Excavations near a Yup’ik village in Alaska are helping its people reconnect with the epic stories of their ancestors.
Archaeology Link to Story

Memo to science nerds: Learn improv

Scientists are taking cues from actors, to keep audiences from snoozing.
Al Jazeera America Link to Story

Sticky Business

How do geckos run across ceilings upside down? And will humans ever be able to do the same?
Discovery Channel Magazine Link to Story

Diver Down

Free divers push themselves to extremes of endurance in pursuit of records—and nirvana.
Discovery Channel Magazine Link to Story

What Would You Do?

Journalists play social scientist by tweaking reality and reporting on what results.
Columbia Journalism Review Link to Story

Scroll Search

Archaeologists have found a cave in the West Bank that may have once held Dead Sea Scrolls
Archaeology Link to Story

Hoards of the Vikings

Evidence of trade, diplomacy, and vast wealth on an unassuming island in the Baltic Sea
Archaeology Link to Story

The Cult of Amun

In the epic rivalry between ancient Egypt and Nubia, one god had enduring appeal.
Archaeology Link to Story

Ant Explorers

Tropical fire ants spread out across the world by hitching a ride on sixteenth-century Spanish galleons.
Archaeology Link to Story

Seismic Shift

A new explanation for the mysterious disappearance of a Chinese civilization 3000 years ago.
Archaeology Link to Story


Daniel Weiss

I am currently executive editor at Archaeology magazine. In previous jobs and freelance assignments, I have written about a range of topics in science, health, medicine, and politics. I also like to write profiles and have done the odd radio story in the past.

After graduating from Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism in 2007, I was part of a small New York City–based team that launched the Discovery Channel Magazine and then stayed on as a staff writer after daily operations moved to Singapore. I have also been managing editor of Campaigns & Elections, a magazine that covers the business and art of politics.