John Gallagher

Detroit Free Press senior Business columnist

August 9, 2017

Update on Detroit

About the speaker

Award-winning veteran reporter John Gallagher has been named Detroit Free Press senior Business columnist. Gallagher has expertly covered development news for 29 years, always making the competition nervous delivering in-depth exclusive news and analysis. Among his achievements, Gallagher provided key leadership and insight covering Detroit's 18-month bankruptcy and was co-author of "How Detroit Went Broke," a deeply reported narrative that explored the real reasons behind the city's 60-year slide into insolvency.

Gallagher was born in New York City and joined the Free Press in 1987 to cover urban and economic redevelopment efforts in Detroit and Michigan. He has written several books on development issues and also a biography of architect Minoru Yamasaki, called “Yamasaki in Detroit: A Search for Serenity.”

His books on urban development include “Reimagining Detroit: Opportunities for Redefining an American City,” “Revolution Detroit,”  “Great Architecture of Michigan” and was co-author of “AIA Detroit: The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture.”

John and his wife, Sheu-Jane, live along Detroit’s east riverfront.

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