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

Brian Shul, fighter pilot who soared after being shot down in Vietnam, dies at 75

Doctors told Mr. Shul he’d never fly again after nearly burning to death. He later flew the world’s fastest plane in top-secret Cold War missions.

May 24, 2023

Sam Zell, real estate tycoon who led Tribune Co. to bankruptcy, dies at 81

Mr. Zell made billions of dollars investing in distressed properties, but his takeover of the storied newspaper chain turned disastrous.

May 18, 2023

Diana’s deadly crash echoes in Harry and Meghan’s paparazzi ‘car chase’

The last day of Princess Diana’s life in 1997 began with romance and ended in tragedy — one reverberating after Harry and Meghan’s “near catastrophic car chase” with paparazzi this week.

May 17, 2023

Doyle Brunson, pistol-carrying poker legend who won millions, dies at 89

Mr. Brunson’s career began in smoky backrooms in the 1950s. He later won 10 World Series of Poker tournaments, including two Main Event titles.

May 15, 2023

Larry Mahan, rodeo cowboy whose fame transcended the arena, dies at 79

He won an unprecedented five straight all-around world championships, started his own clothing line and appeared on “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson.

May 12, 2023

Sam Gross, cartoonist of ‘radical honesty,’ dies at 89

With visual gags that were outrageous and sometimes shocking, he was a regular contributor to National Lampoon and the New Yorker.

May 9, 2023

Larry ‘Gator’ Rivers, Globetrotter who dribbled into history, dies at 73

He played on the first high school basketball team to win an integrated state championship in Georgia. He later starred for the Harlem Globetrotters.

May 4, 2023

John Underwood, who hit grand slams with Ted Williams books, dies at 88

The Sports Illustrated writer wrote two books with the Red Sox slugger, including “The Science of Hitting,” considered one of the game’s bibles.

May 1, 2023

Roy Saltman, election expert who warned of hanging chads, dies at 90

His 1988 report calling for the ban of punch-card ballots was little-read. Then chaos ensued during the 2000 presidential election recount in Florida.

April 26, 2023

Edward Koren, cartoonist who drew his shaggier alter-ego, dies at 87

The New Yorker cartoonist gently skewered urbanites and crunchy Vermonters for more than six decades with hairy, cleverly-drawn characters.

April 18, 2023