Howard Fine

Reporter (Healthcare, Infrastructure/Construction/Engineering, Education)

Howard Fine is a 23-year veteran of the Los Angeles Business Journal. He covers stories pertaining to healthcare, biomedicine, energy, engineering, construction, and infrastructure. He has won several awards, including Best Body of Work for a single reporter from the Alliance of Area Business Publishers and Distinguished Journalist of the Year from the Society of Professional Journalists.

A Los Angeles native, Howard graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in English from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Howard obtained a master of science degree in journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Illinois. Prior to joining the Business Journal, Howard spent seven years as Staff Reporter at the Orange County Business Journal and before that, as Orange County Bureau Chief for City News Service.

Phone: 323-549-5225 Extension: 227

Recent Stories

LAX Bond Rating Holds Steady for Now

Passenger traffic at Los Angeles International Airport plunged last year because of the pandemic.

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Cryptocurrency, Biotech Set the Pace in a Solid Year for LA Stocks

It was a year that will be remembered for a pandemic, an economic downturn and social justice protests, but for many publicly traded companies in Los Angeles, 2020 will also go down as a period of strong gains in the equities markets.

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AECOM Kicks Off 2021 With Move, Key Sale

The new year has been busy for local infrastructure consulting firm AECOM.

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More Delays for Crenshaw-LAX Train Line

Metro’s often delayed $2.15 billion Crenshaw-LAX light rail line was supposed to be undergoing final testing by now in preparation for a May opening.

Long Beach Airport May Postpone Terminal Projects

Plunging revenue as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic may force Long Beach Airport to postpone a long-awaited upgrade.

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Biostrap Sets Partnership With Children’s Hospital LA

Biostrap USA has entered into a research partnership with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to help analyze sickle cell anemia patients.

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Air Passenger Counts Are Tanking, But Air Lease Is Flying High

The industry that Century City-based Air Lease Corp. operates in is in critical condition.

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Waste to Fuel Company Changes Leadership

WasteFuel Holdings, which is developing technology to create aviation fuel from municipal waste, has changed its leadership.

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Latest Covid Surge Hits Airports Hard

Local airports’ climb back from the coronavirus-induced plunge in passenger traffic last spring stalled in November as a fresh surge in Covid-19 cases prompted a new round of travel warnings.

ImmunityBio, NantKwest Deal Boosts Immunotherapy Platform

When billionaire biotech mogul Patrick Soon-Shiong announced in late October that he was stepping aside as chief executive of El Segundo-based biotech firm NantKwest Inc., the decision was presented as a move by Soon-Shiong to spend more time on his many other endeavors, including the pursuit of a Covid-19 vaccine.

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