OC Indy was founded in November 2016 by Daniel Langhorne to fill the void left by shrinking and under-staffed news outlets in Orange County. The long-term goal is to have OC Indy recognized as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.
Daniel moved to Orange from his hometown of Santa Barbara in 2008 to attend Chapman University. He wrote for his college newspaper, The Panther, for nearly four years before obtaining his B.A. in Political Science and English with an emphasis in Journalism.
While attending Chapman, Daniel started interning for the Orange County Register as a community blogger covering West Orange. As a senior, he obtained an internship grant from California Newspaper Publishers Association to report on cities in North Orange County from the OC Register’s Anaheim Bureau. In October 2012, he was hired as a staff writer covering Orange and Villa Park.
Daniel went on to cover the Nixon Presidential Library & Museum, housing development, education, water, and local politics as the Register’s Yorba Linda reporter. He has also reported on Placentia, Brea, La Habra, Fountain Valley, and Huntington Beach.
Since leaving the Register in 2015, Daniel has written for Law360, The Foothills Sentry, The Newport Beach Independent, The Laguna Beach Independent, Los Angeles Times Community News, Behindthebadge.com, The War Horse, and Military.com. He currently serves as executive editor of The Laguna Beach Independent.
Daniel lives in Irvine with his wife, Hannah Fry, who is also an Orange County-based journalist.