Dan Neil Biography

Dan Neil is a famous automotive columnist currently working for The Wall Street Journal. Previously, Neil served at the Los Angeles Times, AutoWeek, and Car and Driver as a staff writer. Dan also served alongside Adam Carolla on Speed Channels as a panelist on 2011’s The Car Show.

Neil due to automotive journalism received the International Motor Press Association’s Ken Purdy Award in 1999. Most importantly, due to his Criticism, He won the Pulitzer Prize awarded annually to a newspaper writer who has illustrated ‘distinguished criticism.’

Dan Neil Age

Dan was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in the United States, on January 12, 1960. He is 62 years old.

Dan Neil Height

Neil’s moderate height of 5 ft 9 inches (Approx. 1.75 m).

Dan Neil Education

After completing his primary and high school education, Dan attended the University of East Carolina. Later on, He earned a B.A. degree in Creative Writing from East Carolina Campus. Neil also received an M.A. degree in English Literature from North Carolina State Campus.

Dan Neil Family

Dan was born to his caring and loving parents in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in the United States. At the age of four, Neil moved to New Bern, North Carolina. His father served with Stanley Powertools as an engineer while his mother served as a private investigator.

Dan Neil Wife

Dan is happily married to his beautiful wife called Tina Larsen Neil. The duo has twin pretty daughters namely Vivienne and Rosalind. He has a son called Henry (Hank) Neil, from his previous marriage.

Dan Neil Salary

Dan’s annual salary is $99,619 per year. This is according to Wall Street Journal anchors’ and reporters’ salaries.

Dan Neil Net Worth

Neil has an approximate net worth of $1 million – $5 million.

Dan Neil Career

Dan works at The Wall Street Journal as the author of the “Rumble Seat” column which runs Saturdays. Initially, He served for the Los Angeles Times from 2003 to 2010 as the auto columnist.

Neil on pop culture also wrote a column the syndicated column “800 Words,” which became syndicated by Tribune media in 2005 and 2008 and ran till it ceased.

He began his professional writing career with the Spectator, a local free weekly, and started serving as a copy editor in 1989 for The News & Observer of Raleigh, N.C.

In 1991, Dan began the paper’s weekly automotive advertising section. Neil became recruited in 1994 as a senior contributing editor by AutoWeek magazine and in 1995, he began contributing to The New York Times until 2003 proceeded.

Afterward, Dan went to serve at Car and Driver as a contributing editor. He won the Pulitzer Prize for criticism of his column in 2004 and since then, he has been the only car columnist ever to win a Pulitzer.

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