Howard Fine joined the Los Angeles Business Journal in August 1997 as staff reporter covering local and state government and politics. He was the lead reporter in the Business Journal's multiple award-winning series in 1999 on the economics of poverty in Los Angeles. He also has made numerous appearances on local radio and television news shows.
Prior to joining the Los Angeles Business Journal, Fine spent seven years at its sister publication, the Orange County Business Journal, as the government and environment reporter.
There, he won a first place award for best news story and two second-place awards for environmental beat reporting from the Orange County Press Club. He was also named most credible business reporter in an Orange County chamber member survey.
Prior to this, Fine was Orange County Bureau Chief for City News Service, an Associated Press-style local newswire based in Century City, Calif.
A Los Angeles native, Fine graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in English from Bates College, a small liberal arts school in Lewiston, Maine. He later obtained a master of science degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.