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: Government takeover of the UAW a "near certainty"
The biggest of the United Auto Workers’ bad apples fell to earth this week in the crackdown on union corruption. The feds charged former President Gary Jones with embezzling union funds in a racketeer …
- Howes: Continuing trustee antics at the Big Three universities scream "Don't come here!"
How screwed up is the governance of Wayne State University? So much so that Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Attorney General Dana Nessel, and bi-partisan leaders in the state Legislature signed a letter th …
- Howes: 'Welcome to the asylum, Coach Mel Tucker'
After a week of the usual chaos, Michigan State University has a new football coach . Welcome to the asylum, Coach Mel Tucker . It’s where the inmates otherwise known as the Board of Trustees repeated …
- Howes: The path to the Oval Office runs straight through Michigan
Michigan Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Dingell is on a mission. The morning after the Iowa Democratic Caucuses produced no clear votes and no winner, Dingell denounced what she called a “total screw …
- Howes: Gov. Whitmer is struggling to execute her vision of uniting the parties, getting things done
Governor Gretchen Whitmer took office a year ago promising to be something her past two predecessors were not: a veteran legislator who could work with the other party to get things done .