About The Author


Mike Grunwald with son Max and daughter Lina

Michael Grunwald is an 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, the Society of Environmental Journalists award for in-depth 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 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 at Swampland, and recently started a column for the magazine about energy. Mike has also 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 will publish his second book, The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era.

Mike is married to Cristina Dominguez, an attorney. They live in South Beach with their son Max, their daughter Lina, and their Boston Terrier Candy.