Dan O'Neill is an Alaskan journalist and writer. Born in San Francisco, California in 1950, Dan O'Neill came to Alaska in the 1970s. Settling in Fairbanks, he did a variety of things, such as dog mushing, working as a laborer, conducting oral history interviews, and as a journalist producing radio and video productions on historical topics. Now a full-time writer, he is the author of three Alaskan themed books. From 1991-1993 he worked for the Oral History Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, doing project interviews about the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve and the Gates of the Arctic National Park, digitized at Project Jukebox. He was an opinion columnist for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner from 1998–2002.