Los Angeles Times

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

  • Donald Trump endorses Paul Ryan and John McCain in bid to unite GOP

    Donald Trump endorses Paul Ryan and John McCain in bid to unite GOP

    Reeling from missteps that have alarmed many fellow Republicans, Donald Trump endorsed House Speaker Paul D. Ryan for reelection on Friday in a grudging move to unite the badly fractured party. Trump’s refusal to back Ryan in a Washington Post interview on Tuesday had stunned Republicans already...

  • Trump finally endorses House Speaker Paul Ryan

    Trump finally endorses House Speaker Paul Ryan

    Hillary Clinton again tries to explain her comments about FBI email probe Aug. 5, 2016, 5:38 p.m. Hillary Clinton talks about emails while speaking before journalistsClinton also says she takes it seriously when voters view her as untrustworthy Graphic: Which Republicans are supporting Donald Trump,...

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