Daniel Howes is columnist and associate business editor of The Detroit News. A former European correspondent for The News, he has reported from nearly 25 countries on three continents and in the Middle East. Before heading to Europe in 1999, Howes was senior automotive writer and a business projects writer. He is a frequent contributor to NewsTalk 760-WJR in Detroit and a weekly contributor to Michigan Radio in Ann Arbor.
Howes is winner of multiple International Wheel Awards for column writing; a four-time winner of Northwestern University’s Medill award for general markets coverage; three-time winner for commentary from the Society of Business Editors and Writers; and a three-time finalist for the Gerald Loeb Awards, including an honorable mention for commentary in 2007.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from The College of Wooster in Ohio, and a master’s in international affairs from Columbia University.
Contributions from Daniel Howes
- Howes: Detroit auto production is alive, thanks to SUVs
With apologies to Mark Twain, reports heralding the death of auto production in Detroit are exaggerated.
- Howes: GM drops a bomb
President Trump came into office promising to bring auto jobs home to Michigan and Ohio, and it looked like he’d be the Detroit industry’s best friend in decades. It’s not exactly working out that way …
- Daniel Howes: Amazon run amok
Amazon.com announced the winners of its HQ2 sweepstakes. In case you missed it, the winners are… wait for it… New York and suburban Washington. What a surprise.
- Howes: Whitmer and Michigan Business
On the campaign trail, Governor-elect Whitmer promised she’d repeal Michigan’s right-to-work law, kill the so-called “retirement tax,” and revive the state’s Prevailing Wage Law. All she’d need to mak …
- Howes on election risks and rewards
To hear the two candidates for governor on the campaign trail, Michigan’s either finishing another “Lost Decade” or it’s poised for another one. Couldn’t be further from the truth. Simple fact: whatev …