Independent journalist and author, covering national and international affairs for The Washington Post for more than 40 years.
Dan Morgan, an independent journalist and author based in Washington, D.C., covered national and international affairs for The Washington Post for more than 40 years. During that time, he covered Central Europe, the Balkans and the US Congress and specialized in agriculture and energy issues.
Following his Post career, he was a senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States — based in Washington. More recently, he has been a contributor to The Huffington Post, The Fiscal Times and European Affairs.
Morgan was a finalist for the National Book Award for his best-selling book on the international grain business, “Merchants of Grain.” While at the Post, he won the Loeb Award for best national economic reporting – as well as the Dirksen Award for best congressional writing.
His work has twice been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. A book about the making of the modern “Sun Belt” in the United States, published in 1992, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times book award.
Morgan graduated from Harvard University in 1958 — prior to spending a year working his way around the world on Norwegian and Danish freighters in preparation for a career in journalism that had an international slant.