Daniel Connolly

Daniel Connolly is a staff reporter for The Commercial Appeal newspaper in Memphis. He took a 12-month leave of absence from the newspaper to work full-time as an embedded journalist inside Kingsbury High School, a Memphis institution that enrolls hundreds of Hispanic students. 

His 2013 newspaper project on the bright Kingsbury student named Isaias Ramos won two national journalism awards. He developed the project into a narrative nonfiction book entitled The Book of Isaias: A Child of Hispanic Immigrants seeks his own America. It will be published nationally on October 4 by St. Martin’s Press of New York.

Daniel Connolly