Michael Grunwald is a best-selling author and a senior national correspondent for TIME Magazine. He has won the George Polk Award for national reporting, the Worth Bingham Prize for investigative reporting, and many other honors.
After growing up on Long Island and graduating from Harvard College, Mike spent six years as a reporter for The Boston Globe. In July 1998, he joined the national staff of The Washington Post, where he was an investigative reporter, political reporter, New York bureau chief and Outlook essayist; he wrote the Post’s lead news story on the September 11 attacks. He joined TIME in September 2007, and has written cover stories on topics ranging from the future of California to the future of the Republican Party; he wrote the Person of the Year profile of Ben Bernanke; he also blogs about politics for TIME.com, and writes a regular magazine column about energy. In the past, Mike contributed to The New Republic, Slate, Foreign Policy and other publications.
In 2006, Simon & Schuster published Mike’s first book, The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise. It was praised as “brilliant” (The Washington Post), “magnificent” (The Palm Beach Post), and “terrific” (The New York Times). In August 2012, Simon & Schuster published his second book, The New New Deal: The Hidden History of Change in the Obama Era. It has received similar critical acclaim – The Economist and The Guardian both declared it the best book about the Obama administration – and made the New York Times best-seller list.
Mike is married to Cristina Dominguez, an attorney. They live in South Beach with their son, Max, their daughter, Lina, and the Boston terrier, Candy.
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