Michael S. Rosenwald


Enterprise reporter focusing on history, the social sciences, and culture.

Education: Southern Illinois University, BS in journalism; University of Pittsburgh, MFA in English

Michael Rosenwald is an enterprise reporter at The Washington Post. Before joining The Post in 2004, he was a reporter at The Boston Globe. He has also written for The New Yorker, Esquire, The Economist and the Columbia Journalism Review. In addition, Rosenwald was a finalist for the National Magazine Award in feature writing. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University and the University of Pittsburgh.
Latest from Michael S. Rosenwald

Allan A. Ryan, who hunted down Nazis hiding in America, dies at 77

Mr. Ryan served as director of a Justice Department unit designated to find and expel anyone in the United States who had assisted the Nazis.

February 3, 2023

Carin Goldberg, designer of book covers and Madonna’s first album, dies at 69

John Updike called her book covers -- which numbered in the thousands -- “bold and festive."

February 1, 2023

Barrett Strong, Motown stalwart who sang ‘Money,' dies at 81

"Money" was Motown's first big hit. Mr. Strong later co-wrote some of Motown’s most enduring songs, including “I Heard It Through the Grapevine.”

January 30, 2023

C. Michael Curtis, Atlantic fiction editor who sought fresh voices, dies at 88

Joyce Carol Oates, Ann Beattie and Louise Erdrich were among the writers he first published.

January 24, 2023

Lupe Serrano, ballerina who soared with strength and radiance, dies at 92

Her performances engrossed audiences. One implored her to perform her solo a second time in lieu of taking a bow.

January 20, 2023

Blake Hounshell, political journalist who embodied digital news, dies at 44

Mr. Hounshell combined intellectual heft with the urgency of digital news at Foreign Policy magazine, Politico and the New York Times.

January 11, 2023

Charles Simic, poet laureate of the surreal, dies at 84

His jarring, hallucinatory poems earned him the Pulitzer Prize and a MacArthur Foundation genius award.

January 10, 2023

Edward L. Weidenfeld, ex-Reagan attorney who soared in cannabis industry, dies at 79

An advisor to six presidents, he became interested in cannabis as a medical treatment after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

January 9, 2023

Joyce Meskis, whose Tattered Cover became a destination for book lovers, dies at 80

Ms. Meskis transformed the store with a cozy living-room vibe later emulated by other independent bookstores.

January 4, 2023

Oscar White Muscarella, archaeologist who exposed looted artifacts and fakes, dies at 91

He often quoted Sherlock Holmes in his four-decade quest to prove that many antiquities held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and others were stolen or fake.

December 29, 2022