Michael Grunwald is a best-selling author and was a senior writer for POLITICO Magazine, focusing on government policy, especially climate and environmental policy, as well as presidential politics. He has won the George Polk Award for national reporting, the Worth Bingham Prize for investigative reporting, and many other journalism honors. After growing up on Long Island and graduating from Harvard College, Mike was a staff writer for The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and TIME Magazine before joining POLITICO in November 2014. Mike is the author of two critically acclaimed books, The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise (Simon & Schuster, 2006), which was adapted for a PBS documentary, and The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era (Simon & Schuster, 2012), which spent four weeks on the New York Times best-seller list. He is now working on a new book for Simon & Schuster about how to feed the world without frying the world.
Mike is married to Cristina Dominguez, a lawyer and Aryuvedic counselor. They live in Miami with their son, Max, their daughter, Lina, and their dogs, Cookie and Wags.
Jana Rose Schleis
Jana Rose Schleis is a second year M.A. student in the Missouri School of Journalism. She’s studying investigative journalism, government reporting and public policy.