About Me

I am a staff writer at The Washington Post, and cover criminal justice in Montgomery County, Md., just north of Washington D.C. This website hosts samples of my work from the Post and other newspapers where I have worked.

I just completed a book, The Yoga Store Murder, published on Nov. 5 by Berkley Books, a division of the Penguin Group. It can be purchased at Barnes & Noble stores or from online sites like Amazon by clicking here. All my recent Post articles can be found here.

I arrived at the Post in 2005, after reporting for the Wall Street Journal, Baltimore Sun and Montgomery Advertiser. I grew up in Urbana, Ill., and and wandered my way into this trade more than 20 years ago. I am married to fellow Post reporter Dana Hedgpeth, and we recently had our first child, C.C. I can be reached at 202-841-3628, dan.morse@washpost.com, www.facebook/dan.morse, or on twitter, @morsedan.