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

  • Comey's all-clear mars Trump's Minnesota visit

    Campaign 2016 updates: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton traverse the country in final push Nov. 6, 2016, 11:16 p.m. Donald Trump hits the road from Iowa to Pennsylvania and Hillary Clinton heads to New Hampshire.Trump appears headed for a record low among Latino votersFinal round of polls shows...

  • Donald Trump emphasizes immigrants' crimes as campaign nears finish

    Donald Trump emphasizes immigrants' crimes as campaign nears finish

    Campaign 2016 updates: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton traverse the country in final push Nov. 6, 2016, 11:16 p.m. Donald Trump hits the road from Iowa to Pennsylvania and Hillary Clinton heads to New Hampshire.Trump appears headed for a record low among Latino votersFinal round of polls shows...

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