Michael Grunwald, a senior national correspondent for TIME, has written numerous cover stories, on topics ranging from the myth of biofuels to the future of California, from Person of the Year Ben Bernanke to the future of the Republican party. He joined TIME in May 2007 and is based out of Miami. He recently began a column about energy in the magazine, and blogs about politics at Swampland.
In August 2012, Simon & Schuster published Grunwald’s second book, The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era. The book grew out of a piece he wrote in TIME in 2010, “How the Stimulus Is Changing America.” Grunwald is also the author of The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise (Simon & Schuster, 2006).
Before joining TIME, Grunwald spent nearly a decade at the Washington Post, where he served as a congressional correspondent, New York bureau chief, Outlook section essayist and national investigative reporter. He also wrote the Post’s lead news story on the September 11th attacks. Previously, Grunwald spent more than five years as a local and national reporter at the Boston Globe. He has also written for The New Republic, Slate, Foreign Policy and many other publications.
Grunwald is the recipient of the George Polk Award for national reporting, the Worth Bingham Prize for investigative reporting and the Society of Environmental Journalists award for in-depth reporting, among other journalism honors. For his August 2007 TIME cover story on New Orleans, Grunwald was awarded Understanding Government’s Prize for Preventive Journalism.
Raised in Greenvale, N.Y., Grunwald holds a B.A. from Harvard College. Grunwald is married to attorney Cristina Dominguez. They live in South Beach with their son, Max, and their daughter, Lina.
He is on Twitter @MikeGrunwald.
Updated August 7, 2012