Michael Kranish

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Michael Kranish
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Michael Kranish at Miller Center, 2012
Born1957 (age 61–62)
EducationSyracuse University
EmployerThe Boston Globe
Notable credit(s)
The Real Romney

Michael Kranish (born 1957) is an American author and former correspondent with The Boston Globe.[1] He joined The Washington Post in 2015, where he is an investigative political reporter.[2]


A graduate of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, Michael Kranish joined the Globe in 1984. Since 1990 he has worked in the newspaper's Washington Bureau and was the White House reporter during the last two years of the presidency of George H.W. Bush and the first two years of Bill Clinton. He was the paper's national political reporter during the 1996 and 2000 campaigns. His other assignments with the Globe have included congressional reporter, New England reporter, and business writer. He previously worked for the Miami Herald and the Lakeland Ledger.[citation needed]

He is the co-author (with Brian C. Mooney, and Nina J. Easton) of a biography of Senator John Kerry, John F. Kerry: The Complete Biography by the Boston Globe Reporters Who Know Him Best,[3] and the author of a history of Thomas Jefferson, Flight from Monticello: Thomas Jefferson at War.[4][5] He is co-author with Globe writer Scott Helman of The Real Romney.[6][7][8][9][10]

With co-author Marc Fisher and supervised by The Washington Post editor Marty Baron, Kranish authored the biography, Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power.[11]


  1. ^ "Michael Kranish". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 27 November 2010.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Michael Kranish joins as investigative political reporter", The Washington Post (November 24, 2015.
  3. ^ John F. Kerry: The Complete Biography by the Boston Globe Reporters Who Know Him Best, PublicAffairs, 2004. ISBN 1-58648-273-4
  4. ^ Flight from Monticello: Thomas Jefferson at War, Oxford University Press, 2010, ISBN 9780195374629
  5. ^ Poe, Marshall Poe (1 July 2010). "Michael Kranish, "Flight from Monticello: Thomas Jefferson at War"". New Books In History. Retrieved 27 November 2010.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Scott Helman Archived 2012-08-25 at the Wayback Machine, The Boston Globe webpage. Retrieved 2012-02-01.
  7. ^ The Real Romney, 2012: Harper ISBN 9780062123275
  8. ^ The Real Romney, Amazon.com webpage. Retrieved 2012-02-01.
  9. ^ Rayner, Richard, "Book review: 'The Real Romney' adds fuller picture of candidate", Los Angeles Times, January 17, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-01.
  10. ^ Dowd, Maureen, "Mitt, Is This Wit?", The New York Times, January 24, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-01.
  11. ^ Calderone, Michael (April 11, 2016), "The Washington Post Plans To Write The Book On Donald Trump – But the paper isn't expecting to hold back scoops in the process.", The Huffington Post, retrieved June 22, 2017

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