Michael Kranish, has worked for the Boston Globe for twenty years, including the last sixteen in the newspaper’s Washington Bureau. He 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. During the 2004 cycle, his work included a series of biographical stories about the candidates, including one on the life of Senator John F. Kerry.
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. A graduate of Syracuse University, he lives in Silver Spring, Md., with his wife, Sylvia, and two daughters, Jessica and Laura.
Brian C. Mooney has been a reporter for newspapers in and around Boston for the past thirty-one years, the last sixteen at the Boston Globe. Prior to that, he wrote for the Boston Herald, the Sun of Lowell, and the Medford Daily Mercury. At the Globe he has been city hall bureau chief, a member of the newspaper’s award-winning Spotlight Team, and a political columnist. A graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, he resides with his wife, Rosemary Lappin, a local television news producer, in Andover, Mass., with their daughter.
Nina J. Easton, deputy chief of the Boston Globe‘s Washington bureau, is author of the critically acclaimed Gang of Five: Leaders at the Center of the Conservative Ascendancy, which chronicles the rise to power of today’s conservative movement. The Washington Post praised the book for telling the story of post-Reagan conservatism “more inventively, exhaustively, and entertainingly than anyone else.” Easton’s career also includes a decade at the Los Angeles Times, where her Sunday Magazine stories on issues ranging from poverty to politics earned a number of national awards. In addition, she is co-author of the 1982 bestselling book Reagan’s Ruling Class: Portraits of the President’s Top 100 Officials.