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

  • Paul Ryan to campaign in Wisconsin with Donald Trump

    Paul Ryan to campaign in Wisconsin with Donald Trump

    Campaign 2016 updates: Trump says his caustic comments about women were 'entertainment' Oct. 6, 2016, 7:22 p.m. Donald Trump campaigns in New Hampshire. Hillary Clinton raises money in Manhattan.Donald Trump says he respects women, disparaging remarks notwithstanding.Hillary Clinton yanks ads after...

  • Clinton yearns to do somersaults after watching 'SNL' spoof

    Clinton yearns to do somersaults after watching 'SNL' spoof

    Campaign 2016 updates: Vice presidential debate draws 37 million viewers Oct. 5, 2016, 4:35 p.m. The debate between Mike Pence and Tim Kaine attracted the smallest audience for a VP debate since 2000.Bill Clinton is displeased by Mike Pence's comments about his foundation.Blue-collar whites: A...

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