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: 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 …
  • Howes: Foxconn's big reversal
    Remember Foxconn Technology Group? It was eyeing an investment in Michigan to the tune of $10 billion, but it ended up in Wisconsin. And it turns out that may be a good thing. The Taiwan-based contrac …
  • Howes: Washington and autos
    Washington’s dysfunction is weighing on the auto industry. The Trump administration was supposed to be Detroit’s best friend in a couple of generations. The president was supposed to understand the in …
  • Howes: Engler's resignation further proof of a poorly managed university
    It didn’t take long. Just a few weeks after Democrats gained a 6-2 majority on Michigan State’s board of trustees, interim President John Engler is out . Exactly what you’d expect for the former Repub …