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Mike Himowitz joined WYPR after a 40-year career in print journalism, first with the Providence Journal and then for more than three decades with the Sunpapers (as he'll always think of them). As a reporter, he covered a variety of beats, including education, transportation, the State House and Capitol Hill. Long addicted to computers, he was an early and avid practitioner of computer-assisted journalism. Over the years he served as State News Editor, Baltimore County Bureau Chief, Electronic News Editor, and Medical and Science Editor, producing the weekly Plugged In and Health and Science sections. He wrote a computer column for The Sun for 20 years and was a technology contributor to Fortune magazine.
After retiring from The Sun, he worked as deputy managing editor at MedPageToday.com, a medical news site designed for doctors and hypochondriacs. In 2010 he joined WYPR as an associate producer for Midday with Dan Rodricks.
Himowitz lives in Pikesville with the love of his life. The couple has two sons and one incredibly handsome and talented grandson.