About Nathan Bomey

Bomey Headshot color 400Nathan Bomey is a business reporter for USA TODAY and an author. His debut book, Detroit Resurrected: To Bankruptcy and Back, was published by New York-based W.W. Norton & Co. in hardcover format April 2016. A paperback edition with an added epilogue will be published in May 2017.

Nathan's second book, tentatively titled The Post-Fact Era: How Truth Died in the Trumpian Age, will be published in 2018 by Prometheus Books. Sign up for email updates here.

At USA TODAY, Nathan covers breaking business news, the automotive industry and the energy sector. Before joining USA TODAY in the Washington, D.C., area in June 2015, Nathan covered Detroit’s historic Chapter 9 bankruptcy and General Motors as a business reporter for the Detroit Free Press. He also spent six years as a business reporter for publications in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Nathan was named Young Journalist of the Year in 2015 by the Society of Professional Journalists Detroit. He is a two-time winner of Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) awards for groundbreaking stories on Detroit’s financial collapse and trip through bankruptcy.

He is also a recipient of “Governing” magazine’s Hovey-Harkness Award, honoring the best public service journalism on government issues. He is a former finalist for the prestigious Gerald Loeb Award and has received numerous other journalism honors.

A 2006 graduate of Eastern Michigan University, Nathan received EMU’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award in 2015. He has also completed a fellowship program in China through the Honolulu-based East-West Center in 2012 and earned a certificate from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business’ Seminars for Business Journalists in 2014.

A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Nathan moved to Michigan in third grade and grew up in the Ann Arbor area.

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Honors and Awards

  • nate awards emu 333Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) Best in Business: First place for Newspaper Features (2015) and Explanatory Journalism (2014) for Detroit bankruptcy stories.
  • Gerald Loeb Award finalist (2014) for Breaking News coverage.

  • “Governing” magazine’s Hovey-Harkness Award (2014) for public service journalism in government reporting.

  • State Bar of Michigan Wade H. McCree Award for the Advancement of Justice (2015).

  • Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Detroit Young Journalist of the Year (winner, 2015; finalist, 2014, 2013).

  • Eastern Michigan University Outstanding Young Alumni Award (2015).

  • Several Michigan Associated Press Media Editors awards, including first for Best Public Service (2014).

  • Numerous Michigan Press Association awards, SPJ Detroit awards and internal company honors.