Daniel Howes | Contributor

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: Ford finally gains back some respect
    Ford Motor’s Rodney Dangerfield days may be over. You remember him – the ol’ comedian who always complained he “got no respect.” Neither did Ford for the past few years: its stock price stuck in neutr …
  • Howes: With recent tax proposals, Whitmer risks losing business allies
    Business leaders wondering whether they have a new ally in the governor’s office got an answer this week: not so much. The net effect of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s business tax proposals — aside from …
  • Howes: A new Jeep plant in the former Arsenal of America
    The last time Detroit got a new auto plant, Papa Bush was in the White House and Detroit’s real reckoning was years away. In the nearly 30 years since, Ford Motor mortgaged the Blue Oval to survive De …
  • Howes: RIP John Dingell
    John Dingell died the same day the “Green New Deal” appeared in Washington. Michigan’s legendary congressman would not have approved. This driving force behind the Clean Air, Medicare and Affordable C …
  • Howes: So long Generous Motors
    Generous Motors is officially gone. The automaker’s plan to idle and try to close five North American plants is hurtling toward a Titanic battle over the direction of Detroit’s auto industry. Two side …