dkmcneir head shot Dominic Kevin McNeir, an award-winning, veteran journalist and educator, is the editor for The Washington Informer where he displays a keen insight for political news, editorial development and life style features. A staunch “Wolverine (the University of Michigan),” the Detroit native left a promising career at IBM to pursue his passion for writing under the tutelage of the late Sam Logan, founding publisher of the Michigan Chronicle. His journey has continued in various capacities in press rooms from Grand Rapids (Michigan), Chicago, Atlanta, to Miami and now Washington, D.C. He continued his quest for academic excellence with the completion of two master’s degrees from Emory University and Princeton Theological Seminary. His greatest joy – his two children Jasmine and Jared, 27 and 24, respectively, and his two grandsons, Jordan and Jackson. He recently accepted a fellowship with the Gerontological Society of America and New American Media to study and report on issues facing America’s rapidly increasing senior population – something with which he knows a great deal as the caregiver for his mother, 89, who suffers from Alzheimer’s. He hopes to soon complete his first book, “Growing up Motown,” which chronicles his childhood memories with legends that include: Marvin Gaye, Kim Weston, the Four Tops, the Miracles, Gladys Knight, Berry Gordy and the Jackson Five.
He can be reached at mcneirdk@washingtoninformer.com.