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Chicago author, journalist, broadcaster, writing personal stories and fiction that illuminate the human condition and celebrate what we all share.

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David W. Berner is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster, author, and teacher. His first book, Accidental Lessons was awarded the 2011 Royal Dragonfly Grand Prize for Literature. His broadcast reporting and audio documentaries have been aired on the CBS Radio Network, NPR’s Weekend Edition and a number of public radio stations across America. David has been the recipient of awards from the Associated Press, RTNDA (Radio and Television News Directors Association) and the Broadcast Education Association.

In 2011, David was awarded the position of Writer-in-Residence at the Jack Kerouac Project in Orlando, Florida for the summer of 2011. His writing, both reporting and personal essays, have appeared in publications and online journals such as PERIGEE, Tiny Lights Journal, Shaking Like a Mountain,,, Golf Chicago Magazine, The Sun Newspapers, and Write City Magazine. David is also a performer. He’s a regular on the Chicago storytelling circuit, reading his personal essays at events such as Story Club, Essay Fiesta, and This Much is True. As an associate professor at Columbia College Chicago, he teaches radio narrative, audio documentary, and writing. He has presented writing workshops at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and for numerous literary organizations throughout the Chicago area.

David holds a Masters in Education/Teaching from the Aurora University and a MFA in Creative Writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

 And with all of this, David still finds time to play guitar and watch as much TV coverage as possible of his beloved Steelers.

Birth Place
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Book - ACCIDENTAL LESSONS - won the 2011 Royal Dragonfly Grand Prize for Literature.

Writer/Producer of audio documentary: THE VIETNAM WAR STORY OF MAJOR STANLEY HORNE.

Contact Information
Columbia College Chicago
600 South Michigan Avenue 
Chicago IL 60605   USA
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Book Trailer - Accidental Lessons
Book Trailer - Accidental Lessons

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