Sharon LaFraniere

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Sharon LaFraniere
Born (1957-06-15) June 15, 1957 (age 59)
Detroit, Michigan
Occupation journalist
Notable credit(s) The New York Times, The Washington Post
Spouse(s) Michael Wines
Children three children

Sharon Veronica LaFraniere (born June 15, 1957) is an American journalist who has covered southern Africa and China for The New York Times. Since returning to the United States, she has covered domestic topics extensively including military hospitals, gun violence, and the roll-out of

LaFraniere previously wrote for The Washington Post in Moscow.

Her other roles at the Post include:

  • investigative reporter in the Metro section
  • investigative reporter on the National staff
  • acting deputy national editor


In 2006, LaFraniere received the Michael Kelly Award[1]


LaFraniere is married to Michael Wines, who is also a reporter for the Times. They have three children, Brett, Jack, and Nikki.



  1. ^ "The Michael Kelly Award — Past Winners". Retrieved 16 March 2009.