Denis Moynihan is the husband of Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman –who just dodged riot charges for her reporting on the oil pipeline protests.
The controversial prosecution comes after Denis’s award-winning broadcast journalist wife, filmed security guards working for the Dakota access pipeline using dogs and pepper spray on protesters.
Authorities then, issued a warrant for Goodman’s arrest and alleged that she participated in a “riot”, a serious offense that could result in months in jail.
“I wasn’t trespassing, I wasn’t engaging in a riot, I was doing my job as a journalist by covering a violent attack on Native American protesters,” Ms Goodman said.
But is good news for Denis and his wife, who said today she feels ‘vindicated’, after a judge ruled that the state lacked probable cause for the riot charge.
59-year-old Amy Goodman is an award-winning investigative journalist, syndicated columnist, author and the host and executive producer of Democracy Now! –the independent, global weekday news hour broadcast –co-founded by her husband, Denis Moynihan.
Denis Moynihan has worked with Democracy Now! since its start. He is a bestselling author and a syndicated columnist with King Features.
He is also the founder of community radio station KFFR 88.3 FM in the town of Winter Park, Colorado.
Denis Moynihan born on June 7, 1958; is the son of Pat Moynihan. He grew up along with six siblings and attended St. Antonio High School.
He is a graduate of the University of Texas where he majored in Journalism.
Moynihan began his career as a writer while working for some local papers. According to online info, he co founded Democracy Now! with Larry Bensky, Amy Goodman, Salim Muwakkil, and Julie Drizin in 1996.
Denis and his wife have collaborated together for years. They wrote two New York Times bestsellers: The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope, and Breaking the Sound Barrier.
The husband and wife duo also, co-writes a weekly column (also produced as an audio podcast) syndicated by King Features, for which Amy received the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Reporting.
Denis Moynihan has worked in the independent, non-commercial media sector for over 15 years. He is currently the Special Projects Coordinator for Democracy Now!
Denis also serves on the boards of several non-profit media organizations, including The Open Media Foundation and The Colorado Independent.
Both Denis and Amy are active on social media, you can check out Denis Moynihan on Twitter here.