Washington Post national economy and business editor David Cho and deputy business editor Zachary Goldfarb sent out the following announcement on Tuesday:
We are sorry to announce that Dan Beyers is leaving The Post after 28 years to pursue a new opportunity.
Dan arrived in 1990, but his connection to the paper began much earlier. In the 1970s, he delivered Watergate-era newspapers from a red Radio Flyer wagon, helping then-General Manager Donald E. Graham open up new circulation territory in Howard County. In 1976, he sold so many new subscriptions he was awarded a trip to Spain and Portugal sponsored by Parade magazine.
Dan joined The Post as a reporter in the Howard County bureau and eventually moved to the Maryland desk, where he ran government and political coverage. In 2000, he was named technology editor on the Business staff during the height of the dotcom boom and oversaw the paper’s award-winning coverage of the bust. He later served in a variety of positions, including day editor and local business editor.
In 2010, Dan became founding editor of Capital Business, a Washington Post subscription-based local business publication. After a five-year run, he became a business assignment editor, handling major stories including the Wells Fargo scandal, the retail apocalypse and the rollback of financial regulations under Trump. He also made sure the staff never wanted for chocolates and puzzles.
Dan also served as the newsroom’s lead in preparing the paper’s annual Top Workplaces report, recognizing standout employers in an annual magazine, online interactive and live event.
We will miss Dan as a journalist and as a colleague. His last day will be Friday.