Michael Finnegan

Writer

Michael Finnegan is a politics writer at the Los Angeles Times. Since joining the Times in 2000, he has covered elections for president, governor and mayor. His current beat is the Donald Trump campaign. In 2011, Finnegan and fellow Times reporter Gale Holland won the Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Journalism for articles on rampant waste in the $6-billion rebuilding of Los Angeles community colleges. A Los Angeles native, Finnegan started newspaper work at the Hudson Dispatch in New Jersey. For seven years, he covered city and state politics at the New York Daily News. He plays piano on the side.

Recent Articles

  • Trump postpones plan to avert conflicts of interest in White House

    Trump postpones plan to avert conflicts of interest in White House

    Obama retaliates against Russia over election meddling Jan. 12, 2017, 7:54 a.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration: Sanctions against Russia are part of sweeping punishments announced by Obama administration Trump claims credit for...

  • Final Wisconsin recount tally strengthens Trump's victory

    Final Wisconsin recount tally strengthens Trump's victory

    Obama retaliates against Russia over election meddling Jan. 12, 2017, 7:54 a.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration: Sanctions against Russia are part of sweeping punishments announced by Obama administration Trump claims credit for...

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