Sharon LaFraniere

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Sharon LaFraniere
Born (1955-06-15) June 15, 1955 (age 65)
Alma materBrown University, Northwestern University
Notable credit(s)
The New York Times,The Washington Post
Spouse(s)Michael Wines

Sharon Veronica LaFraniere (born June 15, 1955) is an American journalist at The New York Times.

Early life[edit]

LaFraniere was born in Detroit, Michigan. In 1973, LaFraniere graduated from The Roeper School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. During high school, LaFraniere worked at KFC. While attending high school, LaFraniere lived with Nora Barron, a school psychiatric social worker.[1]


In 1977, LaFraniere earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in comparative literature with honors from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. LaFraniere earned a Master of Science degree in journalism from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.[1][2]


LaFraniere began her journalism career at The Louisville Times. In 1983, LaFraniere became a reporter for The Washington Post. In 1983, LaFraniere became a foreign correspondent based in Moscow. LaFraniere's assignments took her into conflict zones in Afghanistan and in Chechnya.[1]

In 2003, LaFraniere joined The New York Times, based in Johannesburg. Her series on the struggles of women in Africa won the Michael Kelly Award in 2006. She moved to Beijing in 2008 to cover China for The New York Times, sharing the 2013 Gerald Loeb Award for International for "China's Secret Fortunes". She joined the newspaper's investigative unit in New York in late 2012. Since January 2017, she has been covering the Trump administration. She and her colleagues won a Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for their investigative reporting on the Trump team's links to Russia.[3][1]


Personal life[edit]

LaFraniere's husband is Michael Wines, who is also a reporter. They have three children.


  1. ^ a b c d Ambrose, Don (October 30, 2018). "Insights From an Ethical, Adventurous, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist: An Interview With Sharon LaFraniere". Retrieved April 10, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Sharon LaFraniere". 2006. Retrieved April 10, 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Sharon LaFraniere". Retrieved April 10, 2020.
  4. ^ "The Michael Kelly Award — Past Winners". Archived from the original on April 9, 2009. Retrieved April 10, 2020.
  5. ^ "UCLA Anderson School of Management Announces 2013 Gerald Loeb Award Winners". PR Newswire. June 25, 2013. Retrieved February 2, 2019.

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