Margaret Engel is managing editor of the Newseum, the world's only interactive museum of news, which is re-opening in a $450 million facility this spring on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. 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. 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, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards, and the Helen Hayes Award board.
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. She is a former reporter for The Washington Post, the Des Moines Register, and the Lorain (Ohio) Journal. She also 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 guidebooks about baseball in America. They also conducted a Smithsonian Institution study tour of the minor leagues in North Carolina.