David Dae-Hyun Cho is an American journalist. He is the business editor for the Washington Post.
He graduated from Yale and received master's degrees in journalism with honors and a masters in International Affairs from Columbia University. His mother is a Methodist pastor and his father was the founder of several telecommunications companies in New Jersey. Before college, he studied piano at the Juilliard School of Music. Cho is married with two sons.
Cho's work covering the Global financial crisis of 2008 drew admiring attention. He won the Best of Knight-Bagehot Business Journalism Award for his coverage of events leading to the Crisis. His financial crisis coverage was also chosen by the Columbia School of Journalism as one of its "100 Great Stories" of the last century.
He was a member of the Washington Post team that won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and contributed to the Washington Post's Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Virginia Tech massacre. Before the Washington Post he worked at the Star-Ledger, where he was a member of the team that was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in breaking news for its coverage of a deadly dorm fire at Seton Hall University.
Cho was a 2005-06 Knight-Bagehot fellow.