Washington Bureau Chief
David Shepardson is Washington Bureau Chief for The Detroit News. He first started writing for The News in late 1993 as a free-lance writer before joining the staff in 1995. He held a variety of reporting positions including covering western Wayne County, the federal and state courts before moving to the Washington Bureau in 2006. He was named bureau chief in January 2009. He a three-time finalist for the Gerald R. Loeb Award for Excellence in Business journalism and shared the award in 2009 for coverage of General Motors near financial collapse. He attended the University of Michigan and regularly appears on the "PBS Newshour" and "NPR." Shepardson lives in Washington with wife and daughter.