About The Author


Mike Grunwald with son Max and daughter Lina

Michael Grunwald is a best-selling author, a senior writer for Politico Magazine, and the Editor-at-Large of POLITICO’s new public policy site, The Agenda. 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 also wrote the lead news story on the September 11 attacks. He joined TIME Magazine as a senior national correspondent in 2007, writing several dozen cover stories as well as columns about politics and energy.

In 2014, Mike started at POLITICO, where he has covered the Obama administration and the 2016 campaign. He has appeared on every major television network, and often does public speaking about national politics and policy as well as Florida issues.

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 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 their Boston Terriers Candy and Cookie.