Daniel Howes is business columnist and associate business editor of The Detroit News. From 1999 to January 2003, he was based in Germany as The News’ European correspondent and automotive columnist, and has reported from more than 20 countries on three continents. Before his foreign assignment, Howes was senior automotive writer and an investigative and projects reporter on the newspaper’s business desk.
He came to Detroit in 1993 from The Roanoke Times in Virginia, where he covered business, politics and higher education. Howes is a multiple winner of International Wheel Awards for column writing, a four-time winner of Northwestern University’s Medill award for general markets coverage and a three-time finalist for the Gerald Loeb awards – for commentary and a two-time team finalist in breaking news. He is a regular contributor to NewsTalk 760-WJR in Detroit, and appears often on radio and television in the United States and overseas.
A native of Canton, Ohio, he holds a bachelor’s degree in history from The College of Wooster, a master’s in international affairs from Columbia University and was a fellow at the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism.
Howes lives in Dearborn, Mich., with his wife and their 16-year-old daughter.