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

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

Bill Hellmuth, pioneer in sustainable architecture who led HOK, dies at 69

Architect Bill Hellmuth of HOK designed dozens of major buildings around the world, including many in D.C.

April 14, 2023

Richard Levick, crisis communications specialist, dies at 65

His clients included foreign governments, companies in trouble and high-profile personalities whose reputations are threatened by lawsuits.

April 14, 2023

Bernie Newcomb, the blind programmer who created E-Trade, dies at 79

Born legally blind, he co-founded the company that revolutionized stock trading -- “a broker in a box," as one newspaper put it.

April 12, 2023

Leon Levine, retail contrarian who founded Family Dollar, dies at 85

Mr. Levine competed with malls and big-box discounters by focusing on lower-income neighborhoods in cities and rural areas.

April 10, 2023