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

  • At a rowdy but peaceful rally in Anaheim, Trump hits immigration hard

    At a rowdy but peaceful rally in Anaheim, Trump hits immigration hard

    Donald Trump showed no sign of letting up on his harsh immigration rhetoric as he returned to California on Wednesday with a message decidedly out of step with a state that has roundly rejected a hard-line approach to the issue. “Build that wall!” Trump chanted along with the crowd at the Anaheim...

  • Trump tosses out red meat in blue California

    Trump tosses out red meat in blue California

    Donald Trump in Anaheim: Protesters arrested after clashing with Republican's supporters following rally May 25, 2016, 4:36 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics and our coverage of Donald Trump's appearance in Anaheim less than two weeks before California's presidential primary. We covered what happened...

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