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.

Email: hfine@labusinessjournal.com
Phone: 323-549-5225 Extension: 227

Recent Stories

How GoodRx Fended Off Amazon

GoodRx and its consumer-focused health care apps have managed to hold their own and even thrive despite an escalating threat from Amazon.com Inc.

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LA County Unemployment Rate Drops to 10.1%

But the county still has a long way to go to reach pre-pandemic payroll job levels.

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Herbalife Shares Plunge After Company Lowers Revenue Guidance

The company released lowered full-year revenue guidance due to lower-than-expected results from its distributor network.

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Korn Ferry Shatters Earning Records

Century City-based executive search and organizational consulting firm Korn Ferry last week posted record earnings for the second straight quarter.

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Senior Care Provider Scan Makes First Outside Investments

Long Beach-based Scan Group, best known for its Scan Health Plan that offers Medicare Advantage plans to seniors, has made its second investment in an outside health care company.

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Dermavant Closer to FDA Approval for Tapinarof

In a tale of two local biotech companies trying to develop drugs to treat skin conditions, one has passed a major milestone as it seeks Food and Drug Administration approval.

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Molina Healthcare Awarded Nevada Medicaid Contract

Chalk up another contract win for Long Beach-based health insurance giant Molina Healthcare Inc.

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Ontrak Plots New Course After Losing Major Customers

This year has been a brutal one for Santa Monica-based Ontrak Inc.

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Delta Surge Threatens Recovery at LA Airports

Just as airports start to match pre-pandemic levels of passenger traffic, they're bracing for another slowdown.

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LA Hospital Budgets Hit Again by Latest Covid Surge

Local hospitals are once again facing financial pressures as they scramble to maintain sufficient staff and convince people it’s safe to schedule surgeries.

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