Dan Collyns

Dan Collyns

Dan Collyns covers the Andean region for CGTN America.

Collyns joined CGTN America in November of 2011 and is based in Lima, Peru. He has also reported for CGTN from Ecuador, Bolivia and Chile.

Collyns was formerly the BBC’s correspondent in Peru where he has been based since 2006. He also worked for AFP as a video-journalist, The Guardian newspaper and for PRI, NPR and CBC among other networks. Dan has covered earthquakes, mine cave-ins, summits, elections, the drug war, human rights trials and he interviewed the last fugitive leader of Peru’s Shining Path guerrilla group.

Before moving to South America, Dan worked at BBC World Service radio as a writer and producer. He began his career in print, filing newspaper reports from Tanzania.

He studied English Literature at Goldsmiths College at the University of London.

Follow Dan Collyns on Twitter @yachay_dc

Dan Collyns


July 29, 2021

Pedro Castillo, new Peruvian president, is sworn in

Pedro Castillo, Peru’s new president, pledged on Wednesday to bring economic stability to his country. He was sworn in after rising from obscurity to narrowly beat a right-wing rival, the daughter of a jailed former president. CGTN’s Dan Collyns reports. Read More...
June 17, 2021

Is Pedro Castillo Peru’s next president?

Peru’s leftist presidential candidate Pedro Castillo has claimed victory this week, after holding the narrowest of leads following a lengthy vote count.  But Castillo has not been declared the official winner yet.  CGTN’s Dan Collyns reports on this week’s events in Lima. Read More...
June 5, 2021

Peruvians to vote for the country’s new leader Sunday

  Peruvians will go to the polls Sunday to elect their fifth president in five years but whoever wins, the country’s ongoing political crisis is unlikely to end. Polls show the two candidates, leftist Pedro Castillo and, on the right, Keiko Fujimori, are technically tied. Read More...
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