Daniel Henninger
Born1945 or 1946 (age 77–78)[1]
Alma materGeorgetown University

Daniel Henninger is an American commentator. He serves as the deputy editorial page director of The Wall Street Journal, and is a Fox News contributor.

Early life

Henninger was born in Cleveland, Ohio.[2] He is a graduate of Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.


Henninger serves as the deputy editorial page director of The Wall Street Journal, and is a contributor to Fox News. He also writes a column named "Wonder Land", which appears in the Journal every Thursday.[3][4] In the 1980s he wrote most of the Journal's editorials on drug regulation.[5] He is a frequent guest on the Saturday Fox News show Journal Editorial Report, in which he discusses current issues with fellow editorial page writers and guests. (A transcript of the discussion appears on OpinionJournal.com the following Monday.)

He won the Gerald Loeb Award for commentary in 1985;[1] the 1995 American Society of Newspaper Editors' Distinguished Writing Award for editorial writing; and the 1997 National Journalism Award for editorial writing. He shared in the staff of The Wall Street Journal's 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting on 9/11.[6]

Personal life

Henninger is a onetime resident of Ridgewood, New Jersey.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Journal reporter, editor win Gerald Loeb Awards". The Wall Street Journal. May 1, 1985. p. 8.
  2. ^ "Columnists". opinionjournal.com.
  3. ^ Daniel Henninger (17 April 2013). "Henninger: Clinging to Guns—and Abortion". The Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Wikidata Q119852536. Retrieved 2023-06-22.
  4. ^ "Wonder Land - The Wall Street Journal".
  5. ^ Henninger, Daniel (2002). "Drug Lag". In David R. Henderson (ed.). Concise Encyclopedia of Economics (1st ed.). Library of Economics and Liberty. OCLC 317650570, 50016270, 163149563
  6. ^ "The Pulitzer Prizes". pulitzer.org. Retrieved May 10, 2022.
  7. ^ "Don't Panic: The case against fleeing Iraq. Plus New Jersey's Senate race and more.", The Wall Street Journal OpinionJournal.com, October 30, 2006. Accessed September 26, 2007. "Henninger: ... I used to live in Ridgewood, N.J., a town of about 35,000 people."