Donato Pietrodangelo, Writer


Donato (Danny) Pietrodangelo - Writer

Donato (Danny) Pietrodangelo was born in New York City and holds a Donato (Danny) Pietrodangelo – Freelance 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 features, commentary and film/video scripts on a wide range of topics, including: numerous medical procedures, 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, China, martial arts, cable television programming, AIDS/HIV, the Trump administration and Florida government. Further, he has written more than 50 scripts for award-winning educational programs and documentaries, which he also produced and directed as an independent film and video producer.

He is an experienced print and digital media writer, published in nationally and internationally, in newspapers and 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,  and more.

He was photo-editor for the book, One Hundred Years of U.S. Navy Air Power (Naval Institute Press). He is past editor of a small, national award-winning martial arts magazine – Dragon Nhus- and past editor of access magazine (circ: 40,000), a specialty health and human services magazine, awarded by the Florida Magazine Association.

In 2020 was awarded by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, in the commentary category (50,000 or less subscribers), for commentary republished internationally in Gannet newspapers.