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

Sliman Bensmaia, who added sensations of touch to prosthetics, dies at 49

He was an instrumental figure in helping amputees and paralyzed patients feel textures, temperatures and shapes through bionic devices.

August 25, 2023

John Warnock, Adobe CEO who led desktop publishing revolution, dies at 82

He helped create the PDF and software that turned computers into digital printing presses.

August 22, 2023

Keith Waldrop, avant-garde poet who won National Book Award, dies at 90

Keith Waldrop was once called "a quiet major poet, a major poet of quiet.” He was also a small press publisher and renowned translator of French poetry.

August 15, 2023

Richard Whalen, biographer and presidential adviser, dies at 87

He wrote a best-selling book about political patriarch Joseph P. Kennedy, wrote speeches for presidential candidate Richard Nixon and advised President Ronald Reagan.

August 4, 2023

Paul Reubens, Pee-wee Herman actor, dies at 70

With his red bowtie and impish antics, he became a fixture of children’s television and movies.

July 31, 2023

Jonathan Cuneo, antitrust lawyer who fought for consumers, dies at 70

Known for his behind-the-scenes strategic work, Mr. Cuneo helped win major cases against auto parts manufacturers, Enron and the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

July 27, 2023

Richard Simpson, first chief of product safety regulation, dies at 93

With oversight over thousands of consumer products, he was a powerful and controversial force in Washington.

July 26, 2023

James Reston Jr., nonfiction writer with a novelist’s eye, dies at 82

His research helped David Frost corner former president Richard M. Nixon in television interviews that inspired the play and film “Frost/Nixon."

July 20, 2023

Harry Frankfurt, philosopher of excrement-level falsehoods, dies at 94

Dr. Frankfurt’s bestselling book, with a title referencing a form of deceit that employs a word bleeped out during his many TV interviews, earned him literary fame.

July 18, 2023

David Fogle, influential preservationist, dies at 94

At the University of Maryland, he started a historic preservation program to get students hands-on experience.

July 6, 2023