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

  • Daniel Howes: The good times of almost-free money can't go on forever
    Judging by the stock market this week, you’d think the economy’s in the dumps, unemployment is up, and corporate profits are down. But you’d be wrong. Just the opposite, actually. No, the proximate ca …
  • Old Michigan revived
    You’d think eight years of economic growth declining unemployment … and the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history would be the makings of a “new” Michigan. You know, one unhitched from its …
  • Howes: David DiChiera was a visionary, and he changed Detroit for the better
    Detroit lost a giant this week: the diminutive David DiChiera died at 83. He founded Michigan Opera Theatre just a few short years after the ’67 riots, prompting friends to question his sanity. He env …
  • Marygrove reboot is neighborhood's opportunity to shine
    What do you get when you combine Detroit Public Schools , the Kresge Foundation and the University of Michigan? Answer: A place called Hope. Nearly two years after Detroit’s Marygrove College faced fi …
  • This isn't good
    Out in flyover country, football season’s here again. The Spartans are up, the Maize and Blue is stumbling, and the spectacle in Washington is morphing from absurd to surreal. That’s what you get with …