Margaret Engel is managing editor of the Newseum, the world's only
interactive museum of news, which is re-opening in a $400 million facility
on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC this fall. She also is a director of the Alicia Patterson Journalism Foundation, which supports investigative journalists and photojournalists worldwide, and she edits work of journalists for the Alicia Patterson Reporter. Engel is a former reporter for The Washington Post, the Des Moines Register, and the Lorain (Ohio) Journal. Her work has been nominated four times for the Pulitzer Prize. A former Nieman fellow at Harvard University, she is a member of the Fund for Investigative Journalism and the Montgomery County Community Foundation.
Engel has helped produce a history of groundbreaking newspaper editorials for the National Geographic Press as well as books for the New Yorker’s Cartoon Bank, and has written for Esquire, Air & Space, the Los Angeles Times, and Saveur. She co-authored with her twin sister, Allison, three editions of Food Finds: America’s Best Local Foods and the People Who Produce Them, a compendium of regional food products. She and Allison have appeared on the Today Show, Larry King Live, National Public Radio, and The Kitchen Sisters talking about superlative small food companies. They also produce a television show based on their books which currently is in its sixth season on The Food Network.
Engel and her husband, Bruce Adams, traveled more than 60,000 miles together to write three other guidebooks about baseball in America. They also conducted a Smithsonian Institution study tour of the minor leagues in North Carolina.