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Sharon LaFraniere

Sharon Veronica LaFraniere (born June 15, 1955) is an American journalist.[1] She graduated from Brown University with honors and obtained a master's degree from Northwestern University. She got her start in journalism at The Louisville Times. In 1983, she joined The Washington Post, where she worked as a metro reporter, national reporter, acting deputy national editor and foreign correspondent based in Moscow. Her assignments took her into conflict zones in Afghanistan and in Chechnya. In 2003, she joined The New York Times, based in Johannesburg. Her series on the struggles of women in Africa won The Michael Kelly Award in 2006. She moved to Beijing in 2008 to cover China for The Times, then joined the newspaper's investigative unit in New York in late 2012. Since January 2017, she has been covering the Trump administration. She and her colleagues won a Pulitzer Prize and a Gerald Loeb award in 2018 for their investigative reporting on the Trump team's links to Russia.

Sharon LaFraniere
Born (1955-06-15) June 15, 1955 (age 64)
Notable credit(s)
The New York Times, The Washington Post
Spouse(s)Michael Wines


  • 1999 Overseas Press Club Award for business reporting
  • 2006 Michael Kelly Award[2]
  • 2013 Gerald Loeb Award for "China's Secret Fortunes"[3]
  • 2018 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting[1]
  • 2018 Gerald Loeb award for national reporting[1]

Personal lifeEdit

LaFraniere is married to Michael Wines, who is also a reporter for the Times. They have three children.


  • "Michael Kelly Award profile: Sharon LaFraniere". Retrieved 16 March 2009.


  1. ^ a b c "Sharon LaFraniere biography". The New York Times.
  2. ^ "The Michael Kelly Award — Past Winners". Archived from the original on 9 April 2009. Retrieved 16 March 2009.
  3. ^ "UCLA Anderson School of Management Announces 2013 Gerald Loeb Award Winners". PR Newswire. June 25, 2013. Retrieved February 2, 2019.

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