Michael Kranish Biography
Michael Kranish (born 1957) is an American author and former correspondent with The Boston Globe. He joined The Washington Post in 2015, where he is an investigative political reporter. A graduate of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, Michael Kranish joined the Globe in 1984.
Since 1990 he has worked in the newspaper’s Washington Bureau and was the White House reporter during the last two years of the presidency of George H.W. Bush and the first two years of Bill Clinton.
He was the paper’s national political reporter during the 1996 and 2000 campaigns. His other assignments with the Globe have included congressional reporter, New England reporter, and business writer. He previously worked for the Miami Herald and the Lakeland Ledger.
He is the co-author (with Brian C. Mooney, and Nina J. Easton) of a biography of Senator John Kerry, John F. Kerry: The Complete Biography by the Boston Globe Reporters Who Know Him Best, and the author of a history of Thomas Jefferson, Flight from Monticello: Thomas Jefferson at War. He is a co-author with Globe writer Scott Helman of The Real Romney.
With co-author Marc Fisher and supervised by The Washington Post editor Marty Baron, Kranish authored the biography, Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power.
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Michael Kranish is an American author and former correspondent with The Boston Globe. He joined The Washington Post in 2015, where he is an investigative political reporter. He was born in 1957, he is 62 years old as of the years
About – Michael Kranish
Michael Kranish is an investigative political reporter for The Washington Post and co-author of Trump Revealed, a Post biography of the Republican presidential nominee.
He is the author of the forthcoming book, The World’s Fastest Man: The Extraordinary Life of Cyclist Major Taylor, America’s First Black Sports Hero, to be published by Scribner on May 7, 2019. Kranish’s long-standing interest in Taylor led to a 2001 cover story in The Boston Globe’s Sunday Magazine.
As the first American-born black world champion in any sport, a dozen years before Jack Johnson won the boxing title and fifty years before Jackie Robinson became a Major League baseball player, Taylor’s accomplishment shattered racist perceptions and had widespread impact across sport and society.
Taylor’s extraordinary life, at the intersection of the Jim Crow era and the Gilded Age, provided an unparalleled chance to explore one of the great turning points in American history. He was one of the most chronicled black men of his day, overcoming the highest odds to become a world champion, traveling throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia.
Kranish spent years collecting thousands of articles written about Taylor, examined his scrapbooks and letters, interviewed his then-96-year-old daughter, and studied histories of the era as he researched the book.
A graduate of Syracuse University, Kranish began his newspaper career in Florida at the Lakeland Ledger and the Miami Herald, where he wrote a series of stories about a plan to tear down much of South Beach. Kranish then moved north to The Boston Globe in 1984 and became the paper’s New England correspondent.
Kranish eventually returned to his hometown and joined the Globe’s Washington Bureau, where he covered national affairs and presidential campaigns and served as the bureau’s deputy chief before leaving the paper in December 2015.
Kranish was the Globe’s congressional reporter, White House correspondent, and national political reporter, filing stories from 49 states and 25 countries.
Having reported on Senator John F. Kerry for much of his career at the Globe, Kranish worked on a series of biographical stories during Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign, including pieces about Kerry’s ancestry, his involvement in the Vietnam War and his leadership in the protest against that conflict. This turned into a 2004 book co-authored by Kranish, John F. Kerry: The Complete Biography.
Kranish also is the co-author of The Real Romney, written with fellow Boston Globe reporter Scott Helman, a product of the Boston Globe that is published by HarperCollins (January 2012). Please visit this page for more information.
Kranish was the co-winner of the 2013 Dirksen prize for congressional reporting for his work on the Globe’s “Broken City” series about Washington dysfunction. A story from that series about Washington’s industry of distortion was included in the book, Best Business Writing of 2014.
In 2015, he authored 10 articles in the Globe’s series, “Divided Nation,” which focused on inequality.
In 2016, Kranish was the recipient of the Society of Professional Journalists award for Washington Correspondence, and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers award for Feature writing, both for the “Divided Nation” series.
Kranish has frequently mined his interest in history and biography in his work. He has produced lengthy profiles about the history of the Bush family, the Vietnam War actions of presidential candidate Wesley Clark, and the family history of presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Each of these stories relied on burrowing into archival research and on-the-ground reporting, intermingling the disciplines of journalist and historian. Following the 2004 presidential campaign, Kranish explored the possibility of writing a full-scale history on a subject that had long interested him: the Revolutionary War.
One story seemed especially intriguing: the 1781 invasion of Virginia by Benedict Arnold, which caused then-Governor Thomas Jefferson and the legislature to flee the capital of Richmond. The chapter seemed little-explored in biographies of Arnold and Jefferson; both men had greater claims to fame or infamy.
Early histories about these events were written without the benefit of key diaries, journals, ship records and other documentation that became available only in recent years.
With a proposal for these events in hand, Kranish was awarded a fellowship at the International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello, which enabled him to live in a writer’s cottage just down the slope from Monticello and directly across from the Jefferson Library, where many vital resources are stored.
The result, published in 2010 by Oxford University Press, was Flight from Monticello: Thomas Jefferson at War.
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Michael Kranish is deputy chief of the Boston Globe’s Washington Bureau. Kranish was an editor and reporter on the bureau’s 2013 series, “Broken City,” which included his stories about Washington gridlock as seen through the eyes of Bob Dole, the role of the partisan media, the city’s “industry of distortion,” and solutions that could ease dysfunction.
Kranish is the co-author of two Globe biographies of presidential candidates, “The Real Romney” (2012) and “John F. Kerry: The Boston Globe Biography,” (2004). He is also the author of “Flight from Monticello: Thomas Jefferson at War,” which was named one of the top 10 nonfiction books of 2010 by the Wilson Quarterly.
Kranish has served as the Globe’s White House reporter, congressional reporter, a national political reporter, and New England correspondent. He has reported from 49 states and 25 countries for the Globe and has served as the Washington Bureau deputy chief since 2010.
Prior to joining the Globe, Kranish worked for The Miami Herald, where he wrote a series of stories about South Beach, and at the Lakeland (Fla.) Ledger. He is a graduate of Syracuse University. He and his wife, Sylvia, have two daughters.
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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.
A Washington-area native, he is also the author of “Flight from Monticello: Thomas Jefferson at War.” He previously was the deputy chief of the Washington Bureau of the Boston Globe. Earlier in his career, he worked for the Miami Herald and the Lakeland (Fla.) Ledger.
Honors & Awards:
Society of Professional Journalists, Washington Correspondence, 2016, “Divided Nation”
Society of American Business Editors and Writers, 2016, “Divided Nation”
Dirksen prize for congressional reporting, 2013, “Broken City”
New York Times bestseller list, “Trump Revealed,” 2016
Professional Affiliations: Society of Professional Journalists
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WASH POST EXPOSE: 6 ESSENTIAL CONS THAT DEFINE TRUMP’S SUCCESS
A playbook of deceit starts with the ‘origin lie’ that made him richer than he was. And it’s still being written.
(This article first appeared in the Washington Post here on February 22, 2019. It was the most read feature on the Post in the days that followed)
Nearly four decades ago, Donald Trump deceived me into including him on the first Forbes 400 list of the richest Americans. He claimed a net worth of $100 million but was actually worth less than a tenth of that.
Last week, President Trump declared a national state of emergency to bypass the constitutional budgeting powers of Congress and divert money to build a wall on the border with Mexico. What do these acts have in common? Only that they are the first and latest entries on the continuum of cons that have defined Trump’s success.
A real estate insider told me back in the 1980s that Trump’s win-at-all-costs father, Fred, “loves a crook and he loves a showman.” Donald Trump has built his extraordinary career by exhibiting the characteristics of both. He is a self-promoter willing to lie, swindle and destroy to advance his insatiable self-interest.
I am not the first journalist to observe that for Trump, the “Art of the Deal” has been the art of the con. But as the first journalist to enable the consummate con man’s career-boosting deceptions, I have a completist’s view of the pernicious racket that is his playbook.
Here, in roughly chronological order, are the six essential cons around which Trump has built and sustained his success:
Con No. 1: To borrow billions, Trump lies to inflate his net worth.
As Trump’s power has grown, his lies have become bolder and more apparent. Early in his career, however, when Trump first conned me into putting him on the Forbes 400 list and then deceived financial institutions to loan him billions of dollars based upon a vastly exaggerated net worth, his deceptions were more elaborate and difficult to track.
As recounted in The Washington Post last year, Trump fed me carefully crafted false information for years. This included two long phone interviews in which Trump pretended to be a nonexistent assistant named John Barron, as well as his having his notorious fixer Roy Cohn call me at Forbes in 1982 and 1983 to lie on his behalf.
Trump was consistent in maintaining the lies he told Forbes: that he controlled his father’s assets, that his family owned 25,000 apartments (they owned less than half that number), and that his projects had less debt and far more profits than they actually did — all facts and figures that were hard to challenge.
Anyone who listens to the two 40-minute telephone recordings I made in 1984 of the man who Trump’s secretary said was the Trump Organization’s “VP of Finance John Barron” can easily recognize Trump’s thinly disguised voice. Some critics wondered how stupid I had been not to have seen through this ruse.
Yet even the most seasoned journalist could not have imagined a prominent figure doing what nobody had, as far as I am aware, dared to do before or since: impersonate a nonexistent spokesman on the phone to national media.
The failure of our imagination to respond to Trump remains true to this day. It is not that we underestimate his capacity as a businessman, candidate or president of the United States. It is that we cannot imagine — and are unprepared to respond to — anyone who lies and cons as shamelessly and effectively as he does.
Trevor Noah of “The Daily Show” framed Trump’s Forbes 400 scam as his “origin lie,” the foundation he built his entire career on. That’s because, as Tim O’Brien wrote in his book “TrumpNation”: “The more often Forbes mentioned him, the more credible Donald’s claim to vast wealth became. … The more credible his claim to vast wealth became, the easier it was for him to get on the Forbes 400 — which became the standard that other media, and apparently some of the country’s biggest banks, used when judging Donald’s riches.”
It is hard to imagine that financial institutions would extend $3 billion in loans to Trump’s Atlantic City and New York real estate projects based on his inflated asset statements and Forbes 400 listing without insisting on audited financial statements that demonstrated exactly how much cumulative debt he was on the hook for. Yet during the eight years after he first conned his way onto the list, this appears to be exactly what happened.
As with all great con men, Trump is as skilled in the art of deception as he is in the art of promotion. He made certain that nobody could definitively counter his inflated-wealth con by ensuring that a comprehensive balance sheet was never created.
As The Post’s Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher wrote in their book “Trump Revealed,” Trump, in 1990, brought in Steve Bollenbach as a chief financial officer to respond to lender concerns about his crippling debt. They report: “When Bollenbach began delving into the organization’s finances, he got a surprise.
The small staff on the twenty-sixth floor of Trump Tower included three accountants. Each knew about pieces of the fraying empire — the casinos, for instance, or the condos. But no one knew the overall picture; there were no consolidated financial reports.”
This was deliberate. And despite multiple bankruptcies, Trump’s inflated-worth ruse remained at the center of his image as a successful businessman, a billionaire able to play the part of a brilliant tycoon on “The Apprentice” reality show and capable of licensing his name for millions of dollars.