Daniel Boothe


Daniel Boothe


Daniel joined the Muskegon Community College family as the institution’s Communications Manager in October of 2023. Previously, Daniel was a multi-award winning journalist for NPR Grand Rapids affiliate, WGVU News. Covering a wide range of topics including local, state and national politics, environmental concerns surrounding the Great Lakes, civil unrest, and the revitalization of Muskegon’s downtown corridor, Daniel’s reporting was consistently recognized by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and the Michigan Associated Press for its journalistic excellence.

Daniel holds a master of science in communications degree from Grand Valley State University and a journalism/mass media bachelor degree from the University of Missouri, KC., where he was selected as the program’s Scripps Howard Fellowship Recipient. He immediately went to work at Kansas City Public Television’s Hale Center for Journalism, covering topics including paycheck lender scams, union disputes, and unjustified police shootings.

Prior to his career in journalism and communications, Daniel was a professional musical theater actor in New York City, Chicago, St. Louis, Ft. Lauderdale, and Kansas City. He is also an improvisational comedian and alumnus of The Improv Olympic (IO) in Chicago, Illinois., Comedy Sportz! in St. Louis, Missouri, and often teaches improv comedy student workshops during the summer months.

Born and raised in Kansas City, Daniel met his beautiful wife, Mandy, a West Michigan native, in KC over ten years ago. After getting married, they relocated to Grand Rapids,  and currently live in The Village of Fruitport with their three kiddos. He believes strongly in MCC’s mission of not only providing a first-rate education to everyone that walks through its doors, but also eliminating the barriers that keep many on the Lakeshore from realizing their full academic potential. To be a part of this incredible and important work is an honor Daniel does not take lightly. Go Jayhawks!