Prior to joining the staff of the Wayne County Executive, Keith Owens was the Senior Editor of the Michigan Chronicle for a little over two years. During his journalism career he has also worked for the Denver Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Ann Arbor News, the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel, the Detroit Free Press, and the Detroit Metro Times. He was also a nationally syndicated columnist with Universal Press Syndicate for three years beginning in 1993.
Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Owens has lived in Detroit since January, 1993, and is the author of four works of fiction: The Mayonnaise Murders, Part 1, The Mayonnaise Murders, Part 2, Fire and Wanda, and the children's book, Who Stole the Zmulobeast?
He is also co-founder of the Detroit Stories Quarterly, a magazine focusing exclusively on Detroit through the lens of science fiction, fantasy, alternative fiction, horror, and just plain fiction. He has also worked as a professional musician for more than two decades.