Michael Kranish

A “superb narrative of [Jefferson’s] turbulent wartime years.” - The Wall Street Journal

“A narrative that’s absorbing and fair-minded.” -    The New York Times

“A fascinating portrait..energetically fleshes out” Kerry - The New York Times

Michael Kranish is an investigative political reporter at The Washington Post

Former Washington Bureau Deputy Chief of  The Boston Globe

Author of  Flight from Monticello: Thomas Jefferson at War

Co-author of biographies of Mitt Romney and John F. Kerry


                                                            Divided Nation series, 2015


               Winner of Society of Professional Journalists award for Washington Correspondence

              Winner of Society of American Business Editors and Writers award for Feature Category

“A look at nation’s vast wealth gap, from trailer park to Aspen’s largest mansion”

“Feast for investors: As US companies spend billions buying back stock, employees and economy may pay the price”

“Richmond divided over Confederate history”

“Old battle lines drawn in Kansas: In state where `separate but equal’ died, governor’s bet on supply-side economics imperils school gains”

“A city’s immovable roadblock”

“Rise of activist investing felt at century-0ld firm"

“Billionaire Texas brothers show clout of super PACs”

“Amid ouster cries, immigrants aid economic rebound in Iowa”

“In Northwest, corporate tax breaks compete with promise to educate children”


From the Globe’s presidential campaign coverage:

Jeb Bush shaped by troubled Phillips Academy years”


The 19-part series about the “Broken City” of Washington, produced by the Boston Globe’s Washington Bureau throughout 2013, is now available as an ebook.

The series has been given a Dirksen award for congressional coverage by the National Press Foundation.

Broken City series:

“The story of Washington gridlock as seen through the eyes of Bob Dole: A disability treaty with broad support seemed like a sure thing to the ex-Senate stalwart. But his own party had other ideas”

“An inside look at Washington’s industry of distortion, where unnamed corporations pay richly to bend the debate their way” (Selected for Best Business Writing of 2014).

“Ideas abound for breaking logjam, but D.C. isn’t listening”

“UK’s parliamentary system offers clues for escaping gridlock

“The role of partisan media in the `broken city’ of Washington”


More recent stories:

Obama may be the coal industry’s crucial, if most unlikely, ally.”


IRS series:

“IRS is America’s feared and failing agency” (IRS series)

“IRS is overwhelmed by identity theft fraud” (IRS series)


Selected Mitt Romney stories

“The story behind Mitt Romney’s loss in the presidential campaign to President Obama”

“Mitt Romney’s high-tech get-out-the-vote program crashed on Election Day”

The political evolution of Mitt Romney”

“In a world of Super PACs, Mitt Romney rules”

For a selected archive of more Boston Globe stories by Michael Kranish, click here.