The following excerpt was sent out from The Washington Post’s local editor Mike Semel, deputy local editor Maria Glod and Obituaries editor Adam Bernstein:
We are thrilled to announce that Michael Rosenwald has joined the Obituaries desk as a reporter.
Michael has been on book leave for the past year, working on an ambitious project on the virality of human behavior for Riverhead (Penguin Random House). Michael joined The Post in 2004 as a business reporter and quickly became known for his stylish writing and quirky takes on technology, the business of culture, and the economy. He wrote a weekly column on behavioral economics called “The Financial Lobe.”
In 2009, Michael was among the inaugural staff of the Local Enterprise team, launched by Marc Fisher and now run by Lynda Robinson.
Michael was instrumental in helping to launch the successful Retropolis blog, which he turned into “Retropod,” a daily history podcast he wrote and anchored for the Audio team that is still used in schools.
When he isn’t typing, Michael coaches JV travel baseball, collects Japanese fountain pens and is an adjunct journalism professor at the University of Maryland.