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

Who is Kevin McCarthy?

Republican Kevin McCarthy is on the verge of becoming the next speaker of the House. But how did a once-moderate Californian climb to the top of the GOP’s ranks and thrive in the Trump era? Michael Kranish joins us to explain.

December 7, 2022

Democrats ramp up investigation of Kushner family business dealings

Democratic-led congressional panels are seeking records about Jared Kushner’s diplomatic activities at time when family’s New York property was bailed out.

December 7, 2022

Once a ‘Young Gun,’ McCarthy weathered threats from right on potential path to speaker

Kevin McCarthy, 57, arrives at the position he has long sought only after pledging fealty to former president Donald Trump and his party’s right-wing base.

November 16, 2022

They rallied in D.C. on Jan. 6. Now they’ll join Congress.

Derrick Van Orden attended the Jan. 6 "Save America" rally and marched to the Capitol, though he says he never entered. Now he's headed to Congress.

November 15, 2022

How DeSantis used Disney’s missteps to wage war on corporate America

In supporting a bill that critics called "don’t say gay," Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis compares his attack on “big corporations” to Reagan’s assault on “big government.”

October 19, 2022

Cassidy Hutchinson’s path from trusted insider to explosive witness

In Trump’s White House, she had extraordinary access and in the eyes of many White House staffers, she had inordinate power.

June 28, 2022

Echoes of Watergate: Trump’s appointees reveal his push to topple Justice Dept.

With raw emotion, former Justice Department officials described to the Jan. 6 committee how close the department came to catastrophe.

June 23, 2022

New details emerge of Oval Office confrontation three days before Jan. 6

Jeffrey Clark, a mid-level Justice Department official, wanted Trump to name him attorney general in a plan aimed at potentially overturning the election.

June 14, 2022

S. Korean president appears uneasy when pressed on gender inequality

The leader of South Korea was asked by a Washington Post reporter about what role he and his administration should play in helping the advancement of women and improving gender equality.

May 21, 2022

Inside Mark Meadows’s final push to keep Trump in power

Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff, played a key role in Trump’s effort to overturn the election, according to his texts, congressional investigations and interviews.

May 9, 2022