Denis Moynihan Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 07 Sep, 2021
Facts of Denis Moynihan
Date of Birth: 1958 , June-7
Age: 63 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Nationality American
Ethnicity White Ethnicity
Profession Author
Famous for Writer
Married Yes
Married to Amy Goodma
Children N/A
Education University of Texas
Awards George Polk Award (1998)
Online Presence Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
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Denis Moynihan is an American socialist and also the co-founder of Democracy Now, which is a daily progressive, nonprofit, independently syndicated news hour.

Early Life and Education

Denis was born on 7, June 1958,  in Texas. He is currently 57 years old. He was raised in Texas and studied at the St. Antonio High School, where he was a leading member of the school’s magazine production team.

His father Pat worked as a full-time professor in college and his mother was an R.J who was also into cooking and teaching. Both of his parents had children from their past relationships, and as of them being together, Denis and his brother Daniel were born.

The kids grew up with 5 of their half-siblings in San Antonio Texas, after which they moved to Los Angeles. Born and raised in a Christian family, Denis follows the same religion and belongs to white ethnicity. He is an American by nationality.

 He used to write articles as well to publish and was a very good speaker in front of the crowd as well. He graduated in 1976 and studied at the University of Texas, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism.


Regarding “Democracy Now”, it was formed in February of 1996 in New York by a team of new and potential journalists like Larry Bensky, Amy Goodman, Salim Muwakkil, Denis Moynihan, and Julie Drizin.

With the initiation and low market popularity, the show was first broadcasted on Pacifica Radio, In 1997 another reporter named Jeremy Scahill joined the group and was the co-host of the program, with Denis being the main host.

The principle idea behind the establishment of this company was to cover the news that was ignored or not- known by the main TV channels. This policy would make them a piece of unique news broadcasted and print their separate image on the market.

He worked in some local papers before landing up with his own company. Although Pacifica Radio later said they wouldn’t broadcast them any longer, Denis made a deal with Downtown Community Television Center, in China Town, New York. It got its major headline news with the 9/11 incident and soon extended its broadcasting ways to cable, satellite radio, Internet, and podcasts as well.

Personal Life

Denis is a married man. He is married to American broadcaster Amy Goodman. The couple has been happily married for a long time. Denis shares two children with his wife Amy Goodman. Their married life is smoothly going without any divorce rumors. 

Net Worth and Body Measurements

Denis's current net worth is not revealed but, his wife, Amy Goodman's net worth is $10 million. Denis' work has earned recognition and has earned some awards too, like Gracie Award, Robert F. Kennedy Memorial's First Prize in International Radio(1993), and George Polk Award (1998).