Michael Kranish

Washington, D.C.

National political investigative reporter

Education: Syracuse University, degrees in political science and journalism

Michael Kranish is a national political investigative reporter for The Washington Post. He is the co-author of The Post’s biography "Trump Revealed," as well as biographies of John F. Kerry and Mitt Romney. He previously was the deputy chief of the Boston Globe's Washington bureau. Earlier in his career, he worked for the Miami Herald and the Lakeland (Fla.) Ledger.
Latest from Michael Kranish

N.H.’s primary pushed the GOP to fix acid rain. Climate change is another story.

Three decades ago, Republicans in New Hampshire’s primary rallied around solving acid rain. Now, the presidential contenders dismiss climate change.

January 21, 2024

Elise Stefanik generates VP speculation as she campaigns with Trump

Rep. Elise Stefanik’s shift from moderate to MAGA has drawn speculation on her prospects as Donald Trump’s pick for vice president if he wins the nomination.

January 21, 2024

Inside the breakup of Haley and Trump’s partnership over her U.N. role

Nikki Haley faced an intractable problem working as U.N. ambassador under President Donald Trump, who disparaged the organization and international diplomacy.

January 19, 2024

James Biden’s dealmaking caught on FBI tapes in unrelated bribery probe

James and Sara Biden’s ties to a famed Mississippi trial attorney brought them to the periphery of a sweeping federal bribery investigation.

December 17, 2023

Congress may honor Major Taylor, first Black American sports world hero

Marshall “Major” Taylor overcame racism to become world champion but has never received proper honors, say sponsors pushing for a congressional gold medal.

December 15, 2023

The untold story of a brief FBI inquiry into Biden’s golf club membership

In 2007, the FBI spent a month investigating whether Biden received a monetary benefit in his membership at an elite golf club, a previously unreported case.

November 9, 2023

How Speaker Mike Johnson’s plans for a Christian law school unraveled

Johnson vouched for the school, and agreed to serve as its dean, without seeing a key feasibility study, he would ultimately admit.

November 4, 2023

New speaker Mike Johnson’s 2020 election denial could have 2024 implications

The new House Speaker worked behind the scenes after the 2020 election to boost Donald Trump’s efforts to stay in office through a long-shot court challenge

October 25, 2023

Court ruling puts Trump’s New York empire at stake

A judge’s unusually sweeping ruling in a civil case accusing Donald Trump of inflating property values could force him to sell his famed New York real estate.

September 29, 2023

Before investigating Hunter Biden, prosecutor worked with brother Beau

As acting U.S. attorney in Delaware, David C. Weiss once collaborated with the state attorney general, Beau Biden.

August 20, 2023