Michael Days is the editor of the Philadelphia Daily News. He is now serving in his second stint in that paper’s top job.
Under his leadership, the Daily News has won numerous national, state and local awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting in 2010. He has also served as managing editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer.
He also has worked at The Wall Street Journal, the Louisville (Kentucky) Courier-Journal, and the Democrat & Chronicle in Rochester, N.Y. He started his professional career with a year-long internship at The Minneapolis Tribune.
He is on the national board of the Associated Press Media Editors, and is the former editor of its quarterly magazine, APME NEWS. He is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, and a former regional director of NABJ.
He also serves on the advisory board of the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communication at Hampton University and the board of visitors at Temple University’s School of Media and Communication. He has served as a juror for the Pulitzer Prizes.
Days has been honored twice by the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists, receiving the President’s Award and the Trailblazer Award. He also was honored with the Lillian Award, for outstanding service to journalism, from the Delta Sigma Theta sorority. Days received the Robert McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership from the Associated Press Media Editors. In March, he was selected as one of 125 persons of distinction by his alma mater, Roman Catholic High School, on the occasion of its 125th anniversary.
He is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism.
His first book, Obama’s Legacy: What He Accomplished as President, was published in September.